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Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories.

Everything you need to know about autism in adults

Most autistic people receive a diagnosis in childhood, but many adults also live with the condition. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and more in this article.

New evidence challenges 'extreme male brain' theory of autism

A new study has challenged suggestions that the male sex hormone testosterone reduces cognitive empathy, or the ability to read others' emotional states.

What to know about leaky gut syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other health conditions.

What to know about skin picking

Skin picking involves consistently picking, pulling, or tearing healthy skin. It is a psychological symptom in many cases. Treatment includes therapy and medication. Learn more here.

What are the symptoms of autism in a 3-year-old?

Parents and caregivers often notice the signs of autism, or autism spectrum disorder, when a child is still very young. Learn about the possible signs of autism in a 3-year-old here.

Researchers devise a more 'child-friendly' test for autism

In a new study, researchers have come up with what they say is a less stressful method of diagnosing autism in children: tracking their gaze.

How a unique gene mutation may drive autism

Working with animal models and analyzing human genetic information, researchers discover how one gene may be key to the development of autism.

What is the difference between autism and ADHD?

A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here.

What to know about autism in girls

The symptoms of autism in girls are mostly the same as they are in boys, though autistic girls may exhibit certain behaviors less often than autistic boys. Because autism is more common among boys, doctors may be more likely to miss a diagnosis in girls. Learn more about symptoms and diagnosis here.

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