Understanding the signs, symptoms, and treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): National Institute of Mental Health

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National Institute of Mental Health

The link on Autism Spectrum Disorder is part of a larger online resource on Health & Education provided by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Under the “Health Topic” of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), visitors to the site are provided with an overview of ASD. Sections addressing causes of ASD, signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatments, as well as information on participation in clinical trials are also provided. The section on living with ASD provides practical tips for parents when meeting with physicians and teachers, as well as information covering ASD through adolescence and into adulthood.

The National Institute of Mental Health is a government organization located in the United States that is dedicated to the promotion, support and dissemination of scientific research that enhances our understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.