Explore the latest in autism spectrum disorders from The JAMA Network, including advances in understanding risk factors, etiologies, early detection, and treatments.
This population-based, case-control, family aggregation study examines the frequency and range of neuropsychiatric conditions that occur within individual first-degree and second-degree relatives of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
This study reanalyzes Swedish cohort data to assess the stability under alternative assumptions and models of a previous estimate of the heritability of autism spectrum disorder.
This population analysis uses the database of a commercial health care insurance plan to estimate sex-specific recurrence rates of autism spectrum disorder among siblings.
This cross-sectional diffusion tensor imaging study examines associations between white matter organization and 2 commonly co-occurring neurodevelopmental conditions, autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, through both categorical and dimensional approaches.
This cohort study assesses what impact mitochondrial DNA haplogroup variation has on risk of autism spectrum disorders.
This randomized trial evaluated the effects of improvisational music therapy vs enhanced standard care on generalized social communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder.
This Medical News article is a Q&A with University of Southern California robotics expert Maja Matarić.
This study explores the association between increased nitrous oxide levels following environemental events and autism spectrum disorder.
This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the association between autism spectrum disorder and fetal exposure to antidepressants during pregnancy for each trimester of pregnancy and preconception.
This cohort study uses health administrative data from Ontario, Canada, to compare development of autism spectrum disorder in children exposed vs not exposed to serotonergic antidepressants in utero.
This commentary discusses a study published in JAMA Pediatrics that reported an association between use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during the second and/or third trimesters and autism spectrum disorder in children.
This case-control study examines the probability of autism spectrum disorder as a function of normative sex-related phenotypic diversity in brain structure in a sample of adults with autism spectrum disorder and matched neurotypical control individuals.
This cohort study examines the association between maternal influenza infection and vaccination during pregnancy and risk for autism spectrum disorder in children.
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