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fMRI sheds light on diagnosis and management of autism

February 28, 2008 fMRI sheds light on diagnosis and management of autism H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Functional MRI can identify brain activity patterns unique to people with autism spectrum disorders, according to a study published in February. Findings suggest that fMRI-based measurements could improve the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. Public and scientific interest in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been growing steadily in recent years. The increased attention among researchers on autism, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) — the three main forms of ASD — may have also led to an increased number of misdiagnosed cases.

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