Studies of the social-communication domain help clinicians understand autism vs. ADHD

Published January 25, 2016

After the domains of social and communication were merged together under ‘social communication’ in the DSM5, understanding what makes up these symptoms is more important than ever. Researchers from Center for Autism and the Developing Brain and UCSF drilled down to distinguish different types of social communication and which were most specific to autism. Using this approach, these same researchers were able to determine which ones distinguished the social problems in ADHD to those seen in autism. These results will help clinicians do a better job understanding what are social issues related to other disorders, and which are markers for autism.  Listen to the ASF podcast this week here: pdcst Jan_25_16

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