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Endocannabinoid Signaling in Autism, Bhismadev Chakrabarti et al., 2015

Endocannabinoid Signaling in Autism Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Antonio Persico, Natalia Battista, Mauro Maccarrone Neurotherapeutics, 2015, Volume 12, Issue 4, 837-847. DOI 10.1007/s13311-015-0371-9 Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex behavioral condition with onset during early childhood and a lifelong course in the vast majority of cases. To date, no behavioral, genetic, brain imaging, or electrophysiological test can specifically validate a clinical diagnosis of ASD. However, these medical procedures are often implemented in order to screen for syndromic forms of the disorder (i.e., autism comorbid with known medical conditions). In the last 25 years a good deal of information has been accumulated on the main components of [...]

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