Researchers found a backlash effect when presented with scientific evidence that vaccines don’t cause autism
The effect of paternal age on autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD may be greater than previously thought
A new report finds the number of chemicals contributing to brain disorders in children has doubled since 2006
Changes in the way that autism is defined may mean fewer cases, and could leave many families without needed services
With no approved medications to treat autism, more parents are turning to alternative therapies to help their kids.
The latest imaging data reveals gender-based differences in the way brain networks are connected.
Up to 50% of children with a genetic disorder unrelated to autism are mistakenly diagnosed with the developmental disorder, and that can lead to inappropriate treatments that can worsen their condition.
The latest findings hint at why autistic children are more interested in objects and ideas than they are in other people.
It’s been 20 years since the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provided free immunizations to all US youngsters. How well has the program done?
More research finds a family-based risk of autism among siblings, which raises the question of what parents can do to lower the risk among potentially at-risk youngsters.
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark report in …
Artificially stimulating labor is associated with a slightly higher risk of autism, but researchers caution that the link may be complicated.
New research bolsters the idea that the risk for psychiatric and developmental disorders isn’t specific to particular conditions — and that could mean new opportunities to treat mental illnesses that focus more on their common genetic roots.
By taking advantage of disrupted motor connections in the brains of autistic children, researchers say it may be possible for affected kids to guide their own therapy.