Monday, December 5, 2011

Larger Brain May Signal Regressive Autism

Three-year-old boys with regressive autism, but not early-onset autism, have larger brains than their healthy counterparts, scientists reported November 28 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

More information explaining the increasing body of knowledge about biological markers for autism, as well as many other aspects of the disorder—such as risk factors; diagnostic tests; and treatment options, including experimental, novel, and alternative therapies—can be found in the Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders, a new book from American Psychiatric Publishing that provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look at these disorders. The volume should be of considerable value to psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, social workers, speech therapists, educators, and patients and their families.

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