The Serotonergic System: Its Role in Pathogenesis and Early Developmental Treatment of Autism

@inproceedings{Zafeiriou2009TheSS,
  title={The Serotonergic System: Its Role in Pathogenesis and Early Developmental Treatment of Autism},
  author={D. I Zafeiriou and Athena Ververi and Efthymia Vargiami},
  booktitle={Current neuropharmacology},
  year={2009}
}
Autism is a severe childhood disorder already presenting in the first 3 years of life and, therefore, strongly correlated with neurodevelopmental alterations in prenatal, as well as postnatal period. Neurotransmitters hold a pivotal role in development by providing the stimulation needed for synapses and neuronal networks to be formed during the critical period of neuroplasticity. Aberrations of the serotonergic system modify key processes in the developing brain and are strongly implicated in… CONTINUE READING

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