Journal article

A systematic review of brain MRI findings in monogenic disorders strongly associated with autism spectrum disorder

Veronica Frewer, Courtney P Gilchrist, Simonne E Collins, Katrina Williams, Marc L Seal, Richard J Leventer, David J Amor

JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Research on monogenic forms of autism spectrum disorder (autism) can inform our understanding of genetic contributions to the autism phenotype; yet, there is much to be learned about the pathways from gene to brain structure to behavior. This systematic review summarizes and evaluates research on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in monogenic conditions that have strong association with autism. This will improve understanding of the impact of genetic variability on brain structure and related behavioral traits in autism. METHODS: The search strategy for this systematic review followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...

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