Autism Spectrum Disorder


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© 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by atypical social communication and rigid, repetitive behavior patterns, or sensory interests. In this article, we highlight several specific topical content areas in ASD, including evolving diagnostic criteria, sex differences, and neural changes underpinning response to behavioral treatment. Finally, we end with our recommendations for future progress and hopes for increased dialog among professionals, families, and stakeholders invested in ASD research and clinical practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McPartland, JC; Law, K; Dawson, G

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition

Start / End Page

  • 124 - 130

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780123977533

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00230-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus