Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Understanding the 
changes in DSM-5

Understanding the 
changes in DSM-5

The latest revision of the diagnostic manual does away with the complex 
multiaxial organization in favor of a simpler chapter order of disorders.

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Microcephaly Associated With Significant Developmental Deficits

Microcephaly Associated With Significant Developmental Deficits

Infants with postnatal etiology showed worse developmental deficits across all domains.

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

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

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

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

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

Neuropsychological findings indicate that similar executive functions are affected in ADHD and OCD, but new neuroimaging data indicate differences exist in brain structure and function.

Autism and Epilepsy Comorbidity: Shared Etiology?

Autism and Epilepsy Comorbidity: Shared Etiology?

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

Immune Response Plays Role in Psychiatric Disorders

Immune Response Plays Role in Psychiatric Disorders

Prolonged response may contribute to development of autism, depression and schizophrenia.

High Blood Lead Levels Tied to Child Behavioral Problems

High Blood Lead Levels Tied to Child Behavioral Problems

Emotional reactivity, anxiety problems, and pervasive developmental problems increased with each 1-µg/dL increase in blood lead concentrations.

Prenatal Chemical Exposure May Affect Neurodevelopment

Prenatal Chemical Exposure May Affect Neurodevelopment

A manufactured compound widely used as flame retardants in the past three decades has been associated with lower IQ and hyperactivity in kids.

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