Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Autism Diagnosis Research

Here is an article published earlier this year about the hyperconnectivity of the brain of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Salience Network–Based Classification and Prediction of Symptom Severity in Children With Autism

"Salience network hyperconnectivity may be a distinguishing feature in children with ASD. Quantification of brain network connectivity is a step toward developing biomarkers for objectively identifying children with ASD."

[Emphasis mine] What do you think of this? A step forward in autism research? If we can find better methods of identifying children with this condition, perhaps we can access the support and services they need earlier? ~ Cas

JAMA Psychiatry. 2013;70(8):869-879. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.104.

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