Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: reconciling the syndrome, its diverse origins, and variation in expression

@article{Constantino2016DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: reconciling the syndrome, its diverse origins, and variation in expression},
  author={J. Constantino and T. Charman},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={279-291}
}
Recent discoveries about the pathogenesis and symptom structure of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are challenging traditional nosology and driving efforts to reconceptualise the diagnosis of autism, a goal made all the more pressing by new prospects for early identification, targeted intervention, and personalised-medicine approaches to specific autistic syndromes. Recognition that ASD represents the severe end of a continuous distribution of social communication abilities in the general… Expand
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