Autism Spectrum Disorder

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

By May 15, 2018

There are currently no approved pharmacological treatments that address these core symptoms of ASD.

Prevalence of ASD Estimated at 16.8 per 1,000 for 8-Year-Olds

April 30, 2018

In 2014, prevalence of autism spectrum disorder varied among sites and by sex and race/ethnicity

Children With ASD, Younger Siblings Are Undervaccinated

March 28, 2018

Vaccination rates were significantly lower among younger siblings of children with ASD

New Test May Help Diagnose Autism Earlier in Children

By February 20, 2018

In this study, researchers explored the association of proteotoxic damage with autism spectrum disorder.

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy May Benefit Adults With Autism

February 13, 2018

Participants treated with CET were significantly more likely to gain competitive employment

Impact of Maternal Folate Status on Child's Autistic Traits After AED Exposure

By December 28, 2017

Children exposed to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in utero may have a reduced risk of autistic traits with periconceptional folic acid supplementation and folate status

Diets, Supplements Evaluated for Treating ASD Symptoms

May 30, 2017

Analysis of 19 trials turned up little evidence they actually work; more definitive research needed