Tag: diagnosis

March 2017
Shared shyness: Social difficulties in children with autism can resemble social withdrawal, a feature of schizophrenia. Jonas Hafner / Getty Images
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DNA deletion sparks separate outcomes of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  16 March 2017

In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.

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Illustration by Bee Johnson
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Autism rates in the United States explained

by  /  2 March 2017

The bulk of the increase in autism prevalence stems from a growing awareness of the condition and changes to the diagnostic criteria.

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February 2017
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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Deborah Fein discusses an ‘optimal outcome’ in autism

26 April 2017

Reserve your spot for this webinar. Register now.

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Blue zones: Surface area measurements (blue) in certain areas of the brains of 6-month-old babies can distinguish children with autism from those without the condition.
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Rapid brain growth in infancy may signal autism

by  /  15 February 2017

The faster the brains of children with autism grow in their first year of life, the more severe their autism features are likely to be at age 2.

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Early days: Parents are best suited to spot signs of autism in infants, such as whether the baby babbles in response to others.  Insung Jeon / Getty Images
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Survey for parents could flag autism in infants

by  /  13 February 2017

Asking parents to fill out a questionnaire about their babies’ early skills could help clinicians spot signs of autism.

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Spotting signs: Parents and clinicians may be more likely to notice autism features in girls who act out. Annie Otzen / Getty Images
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Temper tantrums up odds of autism diagnosis in girls

by  /  9 February 2017

Girls who show severe emotional or behavioral problems are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who do not.

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Illustration by Lucy Reading-Ikkanda
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New autism diagnoses shifting toward mild end of spectrum

by  /  2 February 2017

Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.

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Scientists speak: Researchers are wary of the Trump administration’s 'anti-science’ positions.Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic
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New administration stirs angst, activism among autism scientists

by  /  1 February 2017

President Trump’s comments on vaccines’ supposed link to autism and his proposed agency appointments are spurring scientists to take political action.

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Features / Deep Dive

This is a story of autism in small-town America

by  /  1 February 2017

Rural living can be wonderful: community, friendly faces, a slower pace of life. But when there’s autism in the family, it can be tough.

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January 2017
Illustration by John Hersey
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Algorithm automates efforts to estimate autism prevalence

by  /  30 January 2017

A new computer program accurately estimates the prevalence of autism from children’s medical and school records.

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