Autistic traits in the general population: a twin study.

  title={Autistic traits in the general population: a twin study.},
  author={John N Constantino and R. D. Todd},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={60 5},
BACKGROUND Recent research has indicated that autism is not a discrete disorder and that family members of autistic probands have an increased likelihood of exhibiting autistic symptoms with a wide range of severity, often below the threshold for a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. OBJECTIVE To examine the distribution and genetic structure of autistic traits in the general population using a newly established quantitative measure of autistic traits, the Social Responsiveness Scale… CONTINUE READING
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