What is the role of psychophysiologic assessment in the workup of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Psychophysiologic assessment is indicated in children with autism. Children are not likely to show the response habituation in respiratory period, electrodermal activity, and vasoconstrictive peripheral pulse amplitude response to repeatedly presented stimuli seen in typical children. Children with autism may also demonstrate auditory overselectivity.


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