Repetitive and self-injurious behaviors: associations with caudate volume in autism and fragile X syndrome

@inproceedings{Wolff2013RepetitiveAS,
  title={Repetitive and self-injurious behaviors: associations with caudate volume in autism and fragile X syndrome},
  author={Jason J Wolff and Heather Cody Hazlett and Amy A. Lightbody and Allan L. Reiss and Joseph Piven},
  booktitle={Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders},
  year={2013}
}
Following from previous work suggesting that neurobehavioral features distinguish fragile X and idiopathic variants of autism, we investigated the relationships between four forms of repetitive behavior (stereotypy, self-injury, compulsivity, ritual behavior) and caudate nuclei volume in two groups: boys with fragile X syndrome, a subset of whom met criteria for autism, and a comparison group of boys with idiopathic autism. Bilateral caudate nuclei volumes were measured in boys aged 3 to 6… CONTINUE READING
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