Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Study: Overactive Brain Hinders Autistic Teens

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A new University of Michigan study finds that an overactive part of the brain hinders autistic teens from coping in unfamiliar social settings, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
Seeing the same faces repeatedly can negatively affect autistic children, especially in social situations. If a teen looks away or does not pay attention, this is often interpreted as someone who isn't interested in other people, says University of Michigan researcher Christopher Monk.

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