Perinatal factors and the development of autism: a population study.

  title={Perinatal factors and the development of autism: a population study.},
  author={Emma J. Glasson and Carol Bower and Beverly Petterson and Nicholas de Klerk and Gervase Ml Chaney and Joachim F. Hallmayer},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={61 6},
BACKGROUND Autism is considered to have a genetic basis, although exposure to certain stimuli in the prenatal period has been implicated to be causal in some cases. Some investigations have shown an association with obstetric complications but findings have been inconsistent owing to differences in sampling and methods. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of obstetric factors with autism spectrum disorders for a cohort of children, using obstetric data contained in a statutory database… CONTINUE READING
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