Brain Study Identifies Four Different Autism Subtypes

Brain Study Identifies Four Different Autism Subtypes

Explaining Individual Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Published: 2023-04-07
Author: Weill Cornell Medicine | Contact: weill.cornell.edu
Peer-Reviewed Publication: Yes
Library: Autism Information Publications

Synopsis: People with autism spectrum disorder can be classified into four distinct subtypes based on their brain activity and behavior. Like many neuropsychiatric diagnoses, individuals with autism spectrum disorder experience many different types of difficulties with social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors. Our work highlights a new approach to discovering subtypes of autism that might one day lead to new approaches for diagnosis and treatment.

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“Molecular and Network Level Mechanisms Explaining Individual Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder” – Nature Neuroscience.

People with autism spectrum disorder can be classified into four distinct subtypes based on their brain activity and behavior, according to a study from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

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