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Commentary: Toward a Neurobiology of Autism

Pat Levitt

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0043
Commentary: Toward a Neurobiology of Autism

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This commentary begins with a brief discussion of the challenges in understanding neurobiological mechanisms that cause autism. It then reviews to the current thinking about the neurobiological basis of autism spectrum disorders. Finally, it considers the future of neurobiological discoveries.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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