Special Issue "Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 April 2021).
Interests: Clinical Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Autism spectrum disorder; Liaison Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Interests: Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Behavioural Science; Developmental Psychology; Autism Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of life-long neurodevelopmental conditions characterized by deficits in communication and social interaction and by the presence of restricted patterns of interests, repetitive behaviors, and sensory abnormalities. These deficits may cause impairments in functioning and adaptive abilities with different severity levels. Notably, ASD is frequently associated with co-occurent psychiatric conditions, behavioral problems, and medical comorbidities. To date, the etiopathology of ASD remains largely unclear and no effective treatments for ASD core symptoms are available.
The Special Issue “Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder” aims to broaden the current knowledge about the etiological and clinical aspects of ASD. Authors are invited to submit cutting-edge original research, reviews, and perspectives addressing the epidemiological, genetic, biochemical, and physiopathological aspects of this condition, as well as the neuropsychological, psychiatric and medical issues. High-impact works with relevant clinical implications for the diagnosis and treatment of ASD across all age groups will be highly appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Eugenio Aguglia
Dr. Laura Fusar-Poli
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Brain Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- autism spectrum disorder
- differential diagnosis
- psychiatric assessment
- innovative treatments
- sensory abnormalities