Children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) typically show difficulties in two main areas. The first is social communication, and the second is restricted, repetitive behaviors and interests. Signs of autism spectrum disorder Some of the main social communication and behavior signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in middle childhood and adolescence are listed … Continue reading “Signs of autism spectrum disorder in older children and teenagers”

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on April 16, 2012 A new Finnish study suggests screening youth for mental health issues can identify 10-15 percent of teens or early adults who go on to develop mental health problems. While early screening and intervention may improve or even prevent … Continue reading “Pediatric mental health check-ups help predict future needs.”