Autism spectrum disorders

Study compares traits of autism, schizophrenia

(Medical Xpress) -- A UT Dallas professor is studying the differences between the social impairments found in autism and schizophrenia to help develop better treatments for people with both disorders.

Autism spectrum disorders

Research finds brain scans may aid in diagnosis of autism

(Medical Xpress)—Joint research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology and Auburn University indicates that brain scans show signs of autism that could eventually support behavior-based diagnosis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers study attention mechanisms of autistic children

Two-year-olds with autism lack an important building block of social interaction that prompts newborn babies to pay attention to other people. Instead, these children pay attention to physical relationships between movement ...

Medical research

Mouse study reveals genetic component of empathy

The ability to empathize with others is partially determined by genes, according to new research on mice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).

Autism spectrum disorders

Oxytocin shows promise for improving social skills in autistic mice

People with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty with social behavior and communication, which can make it challenging to form friendships, engage in routine conversations or pick up on the social cues that are second ...

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