Autism spectrum disorders: clinical and research frontiers

@article{Caronna2008AutismSD,
  title={Autism spectrum disorders: clinical and research frontiers},
  author={Elizabeth B. Caronna and Jeff Mark Milunsky and Helen Tager-Flusberg},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  year={2008},
  volume={93},
  pages={518 - 523}
}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are common neurodevelopmental disorders that occur along a broad continuum of severity with impairments in social interactions, communication and behaviour. This review highlights recent advances in autism research that shed light on the causes of the disorder and that have implications for clinical practice. It focuses on (1) the rising prevalence of ASD with attention given to recent epidemiological studies, (2) important genetic discoveries that may affect… 
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