September 4, 2015
Recent data published in Molecular Autism show brain differences between girls and boys with autism spectrum disorder, some of which are associated with sex differences in repetitive/restricted behaviors.
“We wanted to know which specific clinical manifestations of autism show significant gender differences, and whether patterns in the brain’s gray matter could explain behavioral differences,” Vinod Menon, PhD, of Stanford University, said in a press release. “Knowledge of the difference could help clinicians better recognize and treat autism in both sexes. Understanding this is really quite crucial clinically.”