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ERIC Number: EJ1149793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Taking Stock of Critical Clues to Understanding Sex Differences in the Prevalence and Recurrence of Autism
Constantino, John N.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v21 n6 p769-771 Aug 2017
In this issue of "Autism," new evidence for the equivalency of symptom burden and structure among males and females affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to move the spotlight from a notion that the sex ratio in ASD results from the condition being somehow different between the sexes, to the more likely scenario that males and females categorically differ in their susceptibility to reaching a (common) diagnostic threshold in the setting of pathogenic risk. The consensus reached by these studies, that is, of relative equivalency in symptom structure between diagnosed males and females, across a variety of methods of symptom ascertainment, is particularly compelling given the rigorousness and accumulated sample sizes of the respective study designs. This article places these findings into the context of what is already known about sex bias in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: U54HD087011