|Title||Diminished gray matter within the hypothalamus in autism disorder: a potential link to hormonal effects?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Kurth, F , Narr KL , Woods RP , O'Neill J , Alger JR , Caplan R , McCracken JT , Toga AW , Levitt JG |
|Date Published||2011 Aug 1|
|Keywords||Adolescent , Autistic Disorder , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , hypothalamus , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Male , Nerve Fibers, Unmyelinated , Organ Size , Pituitary Hormones, Posterior , Young Adult |
Subjects with autism suffer from impairments of social interaction, deviations in language usage, as well as restricted and stereotyped patterns of behavior. These characteristics are found irrespective of age, IQ, and gender of affected subjects. However, brain changes due to age, IQ, and gender might pose potential confounds in autism neuroimaging analyses.
|Alternate Journal||Biol. Psychiatry|