Early Detection, Interventions Can Reduce Severity of Autism Symptoms

Man with Baby; Woman Conducting AssessmentAlthough screening, diagnostics and interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have seen a number of advances in recent years, more effective treatments are needed to target core symptoms. Early behavioral intervention is the standard of care, but even with that, many individuals remain significantly impaired. Researchers at Duke, including Duke Psychiatry's Geraldine Dawson, are developing several innovative tools and approaches to diagnosing ASD and treating children with the disorder—including technological, behavioral and medical strategies. Learn more about their work in this Clinical Practice Today article.