Greater odds in children of teenage mothers, older mothers, and parents with big age gap
ADHD Information Center
The approval was based on safety and efficacy data from a study that included 425 patients 18 months through 5 years of age.
Pediatrics Information Center
No statistically significant difference was observed in the number or duration of prenatal ultrasonographic scans across the entire pregnancy in children with later autism compared with controls with non-ASD developmental delay or typical development.
The children of mothers who had preeclampsia during pregnancy are more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder.
Ann Intern Med. 2019;170(8):513-520.
Vaccine Information Center
No association was observed between prenatal vaccination of Tdap vaccination and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder risk in children.
The offspring of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy had an 87% increased risk of developing autism.
Earlier interventions lead to better outcomes in autism.
Toddlers slow their blinking for visual stimuli, but the response is delayed in children with autism spectrum disorders, new research indicates.
Researchers estimate that the annual cost of caring for people with autism spectrum disorder could rise to $500 billion to $1 trillion.