New Autism Regression Research Looks Promising for Diagnosis

Autism Regression: Today's progress in research

Today's progress in research

Dr. Ozonoff is now working on her latest paper that features the hot top of regression. She has it titled “Everyone Regresses”. She feels that what needs to be examined further is the kaleidoscope range of onset possibilities. Some feel the overgrowth of brains up to almost two years of life could explain these different onsets. Studies were done that showed that after two years, the brains of these children go through a rapid pruning. The rapid growth and then cut-back leads to signs of autism. Dr. Piven did a scan of 15 children whose brains all showed this overgrowth pattern when they were 6 to 12 months of age. This pretty much proves that there were symptoms at birth.