Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Studies of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  • Jennifer G. Levitt
  • Joseph O’Neill
  • Jeffry R. Alger


This chapter reviews magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies of Autism Spectrum Disorders. We present a brief clinical overview of autism and related pervasive developmental disorders, and then summarize the neuropathology findings in ASD and neuroimaging investigations of ASD using techniques other than MRS. We then review all published MRS studies of ASD known to us, with some emphasis upon the impact of varying spectroscopic imaging techniques. Finally, we suggest potential future MRS research applications in ASD.


Autistic Spectrum Disorder Autistic Spectrum Disorder Group Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging Anterior Cingulate Gyrus Autistic Subject 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer G. Levitt
    • 1
  • Joseph O’Neill
    • 2
  • Jeffry R. Alger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatrySemel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatrySemel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLALos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiological SciencesUCLALos AngelesUSA

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