Autism shares genetic roots with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The three conditions have features in common, and new findings suggest that they also share a brain signature. If the conditions are marked by similar structural problems in the brain, the same interventions might be useful no matter what the diagnosis is. The unique aspects of each condition might arise from other brain attributes, such as differences in the connections between neurons. A reasonable conclusion is that autism and ADHD don’t differ dramatically in a structural way, but could differ in connectivity. Join us as we explore the brain signatures of autism.
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