The current consensus is that Asperger’s syndrome and autism are one and the same, the difference between the two being a matter of degree. Asperger’s syndrome is another name for less severe autism. This was not always the case. Until 2013, Asperger’s syndrome was thought to be a form of autism … [Read more...]
Articles About Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, both of which are categorized as Autism Spectrum Disorders, are compared and contrasted in these articles.
In 1999, a study was published in the Lancet suggesting that autism is related to the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Media reporting on this led to widespread public concern and a decrease in the use of the MMR vaccines. It turns out the link between the MMR vaccine and Autism Spectrum … [Read more...]
A recent change in the classification of mental disorders has led to some confusion about the term autism and what is represents. Prior to 2014, autism was considered a distinct mental condition, separate from several other similar conditions, like Asperger’s Syndrome. That is no longer the case. … [Read more...]
Opinions may vary, but scientific studies show that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most effective treatment for autism compared to other therapies. Various scientific organizations, including the National Institute of Mental Health, Association for Science in Autism Treatment, and the … [Read more...]
An article was recently published in the General Archives of Psychiatry concerning the relative contribution of environmental influences vs. genetics in causing autism. Comprehensive analysis of twins suggests that environmental factors may be at least as important as genes in causing autism. The … [Read more...]