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J Child Neurol. 2015 Dec;30(14):1887-920. doi: 10.1177/0883073815601499. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

Recent Advances in Understanding and Managing Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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1
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Goryeb Children's Hospital, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ, USA Blair.germain@atlantichealth.org.
2
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Goryeb Children's Hospital, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ, USA.
3
Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
4
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder in children is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties with social communication and behavior. Growing scientific evidence in addition to clinical practice has led the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to categorize several disorders into the broader category of autism spectrum disorder. As more is learned about how autism spectrum disorder manifests, progress has been made toward better clinical management including earlier diagnosis, care, and when specific interventions are required. The 2014 Neurobiology of Disease in Children symposium, held in conjunction with the 43rd annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society, aimed to (1) describe the clinical concerns involving diagnosis and treatment, (2) review the current status of understanding in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder, (3) discuss clinical management and therapies for autism spectrum disorder, and (4) define future directions of research. The article summarizes the presentations and includes an edited transcript of question-and-answer sessions.

KEYWORDS:

autism; developmental delay; language; neurobiology; social communication

PMID:
26336201
PMCID:
PMC5346296
DOI:
10.1177/0883073815601499
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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