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Autism: Brainwaves ‘show risk from age of six months’

by admin | 27th January 2012

Autism: Brainwaves ‘show risk from age of six months’

It may be possible to detect autism at a much earlier age than previously thought, according to an international team of researchers.

A study published in Current Biology identified differences in infants’ brainwaves from as early as six months.

Behavioural symptoms of autism typically develop between a child’s first and second birthdays.

Autism charities said identifying the disorder at an earlier stage could help with treatment.

 

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By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News

27th January 2012

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