Examining the Association Between Autistic Traits and Atypical Sensory Reactivity: A Twin Study.

@article{Taylor2018ExaminingTA,
  title={Examining the Association Between Autistic Traits and Atypical Sensory Reactivity: A Twin Study.},
  author={Mark J Taylor and Peik Gustafsson and Henrik O Larsson and Christopher G Gillberg and Sebastian Lundstr{\"o}m and Paul Lichstenstein},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2018},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={96-102}
}
OBJECTIVE Atypical responses to sensory stimuli are common features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Consequently, atypical sensory reactivity (SR) is now a diagnostic feature of ASD. Quantitative genetic research on ASD has overlooked these symptoms, however. We therefore investigated the association between autistic traits and SR using twin methods. METHOD Autistic traits and SR were assessed by 2 separate scales in 12,419 Swedish twin pairs (n = 3,586 monozygotic [MZ], n = 8,833… CONTINUE READING
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