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The costs of camouflaging autism

Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and …

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Decoding the overlap between autism and ADHD

Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often coincide, but the search for common biological roots has turned up conflicting evidence.The …

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Clinical Trials
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Chemical tags on genomes in neurons altered in autism brains

Neurons from people with autism have an unusual pattern of chemical tags that turn genes on and off, a study of postmortem brains suggests1.Though …

Neuroscience
Autism

Weighing up autism’s obesity crisis

Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.The post Weighing up …

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Why autism seems to cluster in some immigrant groups

Around 2 p.m. on a perfect summer afternoon in 2014, the clinicians arrived at Maki Gboro’s home in Denver, Colorado, to test his 18-month-old son …

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Why children with ‘severe autism’ are overlooked by science

It should have been a perfect day. Lauren Primmer was hosting an annual party at her home in New Hampshire for families that, like hers, have adopted …

Unmasking anxiety in autism

Anxiety can assume unusual forms in people with autism — turning uncertainty, or even a striped couch, into a constant worry. New tools may help …

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Autism’s drug problem

Many people on the spectrum take multiple medications — which can lead to serious side effects and may not even be effective.The post Autism’s drug …

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Early brain enlargement augurs distinct form of autism

In his 1943 paper first describing autism, Leo Kanner noted that 5 of 11 children with the condition “had relatively large heads1.” Since then, …

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