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Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

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These data confirmed the increased risk for psychiatric disorders in women with PCOS, and indicated an increased risk for ADHD and ASD in their children.

Children With Autism, ADHD at Increased Risk for Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Children With Autism, ADHD at Increased Risk for Anxiety, Mood Disorders

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Recognizing the increased risk for mood disorders in children with ASD and ADHD may be useful for clinicians and parents in developing proper screening and treatment strategies.

Amygdala Neurons Reduced in Adulthood With Autism

Amygdala Neurons Reduced in Adulthood With Autism

This is contrary to normal neurologic development in which mature neurons increase into adulthood.

Researchers Identify Novel Potential Biomarkers for Autism

Researchers Identify Novel Potential Biomarkers for Autism

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Autism was associated with changes in the plasma protein content of certain advanced glycation end products and oxidation adducts.

Reducing Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Vitamins, Folic Acid Use During Pregnancy

Reducing Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Vitamins, Folic Acid Use During Pregnancy

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A reduced risk for autism spectrum disorder in offspring was associated with maternal use of folic acid and mutlivitamin supplements.

Psychosis Treatment Failure More Common in Patients With ASD

Psychosis Treatment Failure More Common in Patients With ASD

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Multiple treatment failure in children with first-episode psychosis was more common among patients with comorbid autism spectrum disorders.

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Occur More Frequently in Relatives of Patients With ALS

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Occur More Frequently in Relatives of Patients With ALS

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Family members of ALS patients have higher rates of neuropsychiatric conditions.

ADHD, Autism Associated With Postnatal Treatment of Congenital Hypothyroidism

ADHD, Autism Associated With Postnatal Treatment of Congenital Hypothyroidism

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In children with congenital hypothyroidism behavioral problems can be mitigated through appropriate levels of treatment during infancy.

Improvisational Music Therapy Not Beneficial in Children With Autism

Improvisational Music Therapy Not Beneficial in Children With Autism

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In children with autism, improvisational music therapy showed no significant difference in symptom outcome.

ASD Linked to Prenatal Metal Exposure According to Baby Teeth Findings

ASD Linked to Prenatal Metal Exposure According to Baby Teeth Findings

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Autism risk is correlated with exposure to certain toxins and nutrients during late pregnancy.

Art Therapy Guidelines Developed for Children With ASD

Art Therapy Guidelines Developed for Children With ASD

New art therapy guidelines have been developed for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Risk Linked to Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure

Autism Risk Linked to Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure

Antidepressants were more strongly associated with cases of autism that didn't include intellectual disability.

Treatment Protocol May Aid Children With Autism

Treatment Protocol May Aid Children With Autism

A treatment protocol that alters the gut microbiome and virome might also alleviate behavioral symptoms of ASD.

Reduced Functional Connectivity of the Amygdala in Young Children With Autism

Reduced Functional Connectivity of the Amygdala in Young Children With Autism

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Investigators examined functional connectivity between the amygdala and the mPFC, bilateral temporal lobe, striatum, thalamus, cingulate cortex, and cerebellum in children diagnosed with autism and age-matched control participants.

Autism: Does Race, Sex Affect Risk of Younger Siblings With Affected Older Siblings?

Autism: Does Race, Sex Affect Risk of Younger Siblings With Affected Older Siblings?

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While past studies have shown that younger siblings with an affected older sibling are at higher risk of autism, these findings have not been evaluated in a large, racially and ethnically diverse population.

Increase in Treatment of Children with Autism Remains Modest Following Insurance Mandates

Increase in Treatment of Children with Autism Remains Modest Following Insurance Mandates

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The longer autism spectrum disorder insurance mandates remained in place, the more that mandate-associated treated prevalence increased.

In Vitro Modeling of Early Brain Overgrowth in Autism

In Vitro Modeling of Early Brain Overgrowth in Autism

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In vitro assays hold promise as diagnostic tools in complex neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Autism and Epilepsy Comorbidity: Shared Etiology?

Autism and Epilepsy Comorbidity: Shared Etiology?

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The results indicate a 10-fold increased risk of future autism in patients diagnosed with epilepsy.

Addressing Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Autism

Addressing Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Autism

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Ann Neumayer, MD, suggests that giving too many supplements can be harmful as well as giving too few.

Early Immune Biomarkers Identified for Autism Subphenotype

Early Immune Biomarkers Identified for Autism Subphenotype

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The immune system dysregulation during pregnancy may lead to or exacerbate neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism.

Genetic Influences on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Genetic Influences on Autism Spectrum Disorders

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New technologies and methodological approaches are starting to elucidate the relationship between DNA and complex human behavior.

Wandering Poses Serious Risks to Children With ASD

Wandering Poses Serious Risks to Children With ASD

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Children with an autism spectrum disorder often have a different sensory profile than those without, and they may wander because of an overreaction to sensory stimulation such as noises or smells.

Autism Risk Could Be Effectively Measured With Remote Eye Tracking

Autism Risk Could Be Effectively Measured With Remote Eye Tracking

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Objective measures of autism symptom severity are necessary to accurately diagnose autism and measure the effectiveness of treatment interventions.

Barriers to Early Autism Diagnosis Still Exist

Barriers to Early Autism Diagnosis Still Exist

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Special education resources appear to play a significant role in early diagnosis of ASD.

Teens With Autism At Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Teens With Autism At Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Those taking atypical antipsychotics also showed a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Study Finds No Link Between Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism

Study Finds No Link Between Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism

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Previous studies finding a link between antidepressants and autism may have actually been finding a link between autism and maternal depression itself.

Discovery of Brain Neurons Could Improve Autism Understanding

Discovery of Brain Neurons Could Improve Autism Understanding

Researchers find that anterior cingulate cortex part of the brain is responsible for decision making on whether to cooperate with another person.

Growth Hormone May Help Social Impairments in Autism

Growth Hormone May Help Social Impairments in Autism

Autism patients with a genetic disorder given insulin-like growth factor-1 saw improvements in social behavior.

Pets Can Increase Social Skills in Children with Autism

Pets Can Increase Social Skills in Children with Autism

Having any kind of pet in the home can help children with autism develop social skills.

Interventions Alleviate Stress in Parents of Kids With Autism

Interventions Alleviate Stress in Parents of Kids With Autism

Peer-led interventions can significantly reduce anxiety, depression and stress in parents of children with disabilities.

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