Over the course of my life, I have been given no fewer than five different diagnoses for mental illnesses, under the …
Boys outnumber girls when it comes to autism diagnoses, and researchers may have uncovered one reason why.
Bullying can lead to depression, low grades, behavioral problems and even physical illness because of the stress it causes — and kids with autism may be suffering the brunt of the harm
A study of eight child prodigies finds that share some striking characteristics, most notably high levels of autistic traits and an overrepresentation of autism in their close family members
Do people with depression or other psychological problems have any moral obligation to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes?
When is a label a badge of honor, and when is it a harmful stigma of sickness or deviance?
With an official redefinition of autism in the offing, many parents are worried.
Is Asperger syndrome really less common in girls and women, or are females just better than males at masking autistic symptoms?
The genetic roots of autism may reach further in families than previously thought, according to new research.
Amanda Knox, the 23-year-old American college student who was convicted of sexually assaulting and killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Italy in 2007, allegedly after an orgy gone wrong, got good news this …
What’s wrong with me? The question of where to draw the line between normal and abnormal and how to label our mental differences has become more vexing than ever. It’s an issue that fuels the continuing debates over Americans’ …
On an August night four years ago, following phoned-in instructions from someone they believed was a supervisor, staff members of a group home for emotionally disturbed boys in Stoughton, Mass., rousted two teenage residents from …
Female-to-male transgendered people — known as transmen — have more autistic traits than typical heterosexual men and women, and more than those who wish to switch gender in the opposite direction, according to new research.