The autism spectrum or autistic spectrum is a range of disorders called pervasive developmental disorders. These disorders include autism, Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome and more.
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DSM-IV diagnoses that fall under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorder in DSM-V
Hundreds of different genes are implicated in susceptibility to developing autism, most of which alter the brain structure in a similar way
Role of gut-immune-brain axis in autism; BBB – blood brain barrier
Process for screening and diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder; ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder; M-CHAT – Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers; (+) – positive test result; (-) – negative test result