Direct correlation between screen time and Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been suggested to be associated with congenital factors, such as genomic mutations and prenatal, perinatal, and neonatal risk factors. In addition, abnormalities in brain morphology and function have been observed in children with ASD
since early childhood. In studies conducted in 2019 and 2020, it has been reported that as a postnatal environmental factor, duration of screen time may be associated with ASD characteristics and brain morphology specific to ASD. Thus, screen time during infancy, a period of rapid development, may be one of the acquired factors that may be associated with ASD.

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