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Rylie, age 10, is one of the nearly 1000 children diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome, a rare form of autism. Photo curtesy of Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation. Photo credit: Christa Michelle Photography

A drug for autism? Potential treatment for Pitt-Hopkins syndrome offers clues

The complexity of autism makes research difficult, but understanding even rare forms of autism is leading to greater insight into the biology of these disorders and potential new treatments.
Alek Minassian (second from left in this courtroom sketch) is accused of driving a van into pedestrians along a stretch of a busy Toronto street on Monday April 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould)

Toronto attack: Autism does not increase risk of violence

The evidence indicates that having autism spectrum disorder actually reduces the risk of violence.
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term Asperger’s syndrome, grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder.’ (Shutterstock)

What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

As awareness of Asperger's syndrome has risen within popular consciousness and culture, it has faded from clinical use.

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