Research into autism has risen rapidly in recent decades, along with the autism rate itself. But has one group been left behind?
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One fourth of the youth with autism admitted to a hospital for psychiatric care had a history of being abused, and some had developed PTSD.
From 25 to 30 percent of people with autism speak few or no words. Despite an increase in overall autism research, why do we know so little about them?
Researchers want to know: what's the link between autism and suicide risk, and how can we help those in crisis?
Do speech problems really fuel challenging behavior in autism? A study of youth with autism in psychiatric hospitals calls that "prevailing assumption" into some question, while pointing to another influence.
Children and teens with autism are more likely to be admitted to a hospital for mental health care than their classmates. Researchers wanted to know why.
Carla Mazefsky became fascinated with autism in college. Inspired by her job teaching a boy with autism, she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others on the spectrum. Follow the path she took in this quest.
Antipsychotic drugs have become something of a "go-to" treatment for the most severe behavior in autism. They're prescribed frequently to children and adults. What are the risks and benefits?
Children and adults with autism face depression at higher rates than the general population. Once their depression is recognized and diagnosed, what treatments work best for them? (Part 2 of a two-part series).
Mark was becoming more aggressive and distracted. What was happening to this 9-year-old with autism? (Part 1 of a two-part series on depression.)