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New clues on link between aggression and autism

Some children with autism display aggressive tendencies and some do not. Brigham Young University (BYU) experts report a new study provides clues that will improve care for all autistic children.

In the study, researchers report an inverse correlation between aggression and brain stem volume in children with autism: the smaller the brain stem, the greater the likelihood of aggression.

The findings appear in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.


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https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/02/10/new-clues-on-link-between-aggression-and-autism/116286.html
Date
10th February 2017
Source
PsychCentral