Asperger Syndrome Research: A Summary
Most Asperger syndrome
research is being conducted to understand what causes Asperger
syndrome and how it can be effectively treated.
Asperger Syndrome Research on fMRI
One study is using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show how abnormalities in particular areas of the brain cause changes in brain function that result in the symptoms of Asperger syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders
Asperger Syndrome Research on Treatments
Other Asperger syndrome research includes testing the effectiveness of an antidepressant
in individuals with Asperger syndrome who exhibit high levels of obsessive/ritualistic behavior.
Another Asperger syndrome research study is collecting and analyzing DNA samples from a large group of children with Asperger syndrome and their families to identify genes and genetic interactions that are linked to Asperger syndrome.