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Autism

Autism is a complex developmental disorder, and in many ways it is still a mystery to modern physicians. Learn what research has discovered about the possible causes and effective treatments of autism.

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Autism Causes

Autism is caused by abnormalities that exist in the brain structures or functions. Take a look at autism brain studies and research to learn more about the causes of autism.


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Social Signs of Autism

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Autism Basics

Autism is a condition that interferes with a child's ability to communicate and interact socially. Learn about treatments and the probable causes of autism. See more »

Can TV viewing cause autism?

A group of researchers out of Cornell and Purdue has suggested a possible cause for autism: television. Learn more about what they found. See more »

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