The Reliability of Common Autistic Personality Test Being Questioned

Psychologists at the University of Bath, King's College London, and Cardiff University have found that a common test used by doctors and researchers to measure autistic personality traits lacks reliability and might not be capturing ....

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Could Autism Be Prevented By Targeting an Alzheimer’s-Associated Protein?

Autism manifests in myriad forms. Symptoms and severity vary from person to person, but all autism spectrum disorders share three core symptoms: impaired social interactions, communication deficits, and excessive repetitive behaviors. No existing medications can ....

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Autistic Traits in Young Boys Linked to Prenatal Phthalate Exposure

Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according ....

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