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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- 10th February 2017