Endocrinological Abnormalities in Autism

A number of chemical messengers, such as various hormones and hormone-like substances, along with neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, are directly or indirectly linked with the encoding of social behavior via their action at the amygdala, hippocampus, and other related brain structures known to be involved in different aspects of social development. It is thought that any imbalance in the secretion/action of these chemicals may lead to defective or abnormal social behaviors that are the hallmarks of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: 31 March 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 13Author(s): Sneha Shah, Gemma Molinaro, Botao Liu, Ruijia Wang, Kimberly M. Huber, Joel D. Richter
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Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Aging and the Brain Alzheimer’s Autism Origins, Treatments Brain Fitness BrainHQ Cognitive Impairment in Children Cognitive impairments Posit Science Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, et alia Source Type: blogs
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Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2020Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 74Author(s): Kyle M. Frost, Kaylin M. Russell, Brooke Ingersoll
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