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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Aetiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders 3277

Vinogradova K.
Student of BSc Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, University of London, Great Britain

Abstract
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a very current problem in the modern age. There exist a wide range of theories regarding the aetiology of ASD: from social explanations to biological ones. This review paper is aimed at introducing the reader to some of the research directions in this field. It describes some of the studies on the following kinds of factors: genetic and prenatal factors, factors, related to the structure and functioning of the nervous and immune systems, as well as gastrointestinal factors.

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), aetiology of ASD, foreign literature, review of literature

Column: Clinical psychology

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