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What's the connection between autism and depression?

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from Christopher McDougle, MD, director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism, a member of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.

Autism, Old Grandpas and Mom's Childhood

Two new research reports shine light on multi-generational influences on autism. Here's some much needed perspective on what they mean - and don't mean...

Posted by Alycia Halladay, PhD, Autism Speaks senior director of environmental and clinical sciences

Behavioral Medication Side Effects

One of your recent blogs described a study aimed at managing the weight gain associated with the antipsychotic medicines used to treat autism-related irritability. We’re considering one of these medications for our child. Are there other side effects?

Finding Information on Autism-Related Genes

My 2.5-year-old daughter has a deletion on the short arm of her X-chromosome (Xp22.31). What do researchers know about the relationship between autism and genetic changes? How can I find  researchers who are studying this particular deletion?