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Featured article: Vagus nerve stimulation as a potential adjuvant to behavioral therapy for autism

"Many children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders undergo expensive, time-consuming behavioral interventions that often yield only modest improvements. The development of adjunctive interventions that can increase the benefit of rehabilitation therapies is essential in order to improve the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders... VNS paired with behavioral therapy may represent a potential new approach to enhance rehabilitation that could significantly improve the outcomes of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders."


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New Content ItemJournal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders is proud to publish a new thematic series entitled "Refining translational treatment development in fragile X syndrome: Lessons learned and future directions", guest edited by Professor Craig Erickson. His introduction to the series can be found here, and all articles in the series can be found on the collection page.


Joseph Piven, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

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Declan Murphy, Kings College London, UK
John L Rubenstein, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Stephan Sanders, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University, USA

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Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders is an open access journal that integrates current, cutting-edge research across a number of disciplines, including neurobiology, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology. The journal’s primary focus is on the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, Turner Syndrome, 22q Deletion Syndrome, Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndrome, Williams syndrome, lysosomal storage diseases, dyslexia, specific language impairment and fetal alcohol syndrome. With the discovery of specific genes underlying neurodevelopmental syndromes, the emergence of powerful tools for studying neural circuitry, and the development of new approaches for exploring molecular mechanisms, interdisciplinary research on the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders is now increasingly common. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders provides a unique venue for researchers interested in comparing and contrasting mechanisms and characteristics related to the pathogenesis of the full range of neurodevelopmental disorders, sharpening our understanding of the etiology and relevant phenotypes of each condition.

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Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders transferred from Springer to BioMed Central in 2012, becoming a fully open access journal. To view the journal's content prior to this transition, please see SpringerLink.


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