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A Blood Test to Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Blood Test to Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder

When it comes to diagnosing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), earlier is better. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening children for ASD between 1.5 – 2 years of age. However up until now, diagnosis of ASD has been driven by clinical observations, often…

A Paradigm Shift in Autism Diagnosis

A Paradigm Shift in Autism Diagnosis

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disease characterized by various problematic behaviors. Children diagnosed with autism demonstrate language impairments, restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, difficulties in engaging in social interactions, mood and sleep disturbances, and many other behavioral issues. Because it depends on┬ámultiple…