Role of altered brain serotonin mechanisms in autism

  title={Role of altered brain serotonin mechanisms in autism},
  author={Diane C. Chugani},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
Autism is a developmental disorder defined by the presence of a triad of communication, social and stereotypical behavioral characteristics with onset before 3 years of age. Autism may be a component feature of several genetic disorders, and underlying the remaining cases of autism are undoubtedly multiple etiologies. In spite of the fact that there are various etiologies for autistic behavior, the possibility of a common neurochemical mechanistic feature, shared by multiple causes of autism… CONTINUE READING


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