Special Issue "Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Etiopathogenesis, Clinical Phenotypes, Diagnosis and Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.
Its prevalence has dramatically increased over the last few decades, currently amounting to about 1-2%. ASD etiopathogenesis is multifactorial and based on complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors.
Clinical phenotypes may vary greatly according to severity level, cognitive impairment, sex, and chronological age, hence the term “spectrum. ASD complexity is also linked to the high rate of comorbidity or clinical overlap with other neurodevelopmental disorders.
In the last few years, scientific progress in the field of neurosciences and correlated disciplines has encouraged clinical and diagnostic expertise on ASD, but, due to its great complexity, there is still a long way to reach the full knowledge of the disorder.
The purpose of the present Special Issue is to report scientific advances on etiopathogenesis, clinical presentations, diagnostic instruments, and intervention strategies in ASD.
Prof. Dr. Lucia Margari
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- Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Risk factors
- Syndromic diagnosis
- Clinical developmental profile
- Sex-related differences in clinical features
- Clinical presentations
- Services and Intervention