Autism Spectrum Disorder

Smartphone Technology Allows Diagnosis of Autism in ResearchKit Feasibility Study

Smartphone Technology Allows Diagnosis of Autism in ResearchKit Feasibility Study

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Although these tools are only for research at the moment, they lay the foundation for what may become accessible, affordable, and scalable tools for the early identification of autism and other childhood developmental disorders in the future.

Pivotal Response Treatment Plus NAO Robot Effective in Autism

Pivotal Response Treatment Plus NAO Robot Effective in Autism

Parent-mediated pivotal response treatment using a humanoid robot may be effective for reducing ASD-related symptoms in young children.

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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There are currently no approved pharmacological treatments that address these core symptoms of ASD.

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.

​Relationship Between ​Neuroanatomic Abnormalities​ and Behavioral, Cognitive Impairment​ in Individuals At Risk for ASD​

​Relationship Between ​Neuroanatomic Abnormalities​ and Behavioral, Cognitive Impairment​ in Individuals At Risk for ASD​

In groups that are at high risk for autism spectrum disorder, neuroanatomic abnormalities are common.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Among Children, Adolescents in United States

Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Among Children, Adolescents in United States

There was a 2.41% prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among US children and adolescents in 2014-2016.

ASD With Intellectual Disability Possibly Reduced by Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy

ASD With Intellectual Disability Possibly Reduced by Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy

Multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy is tied to a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder with intellectual disability.

Temple Grandin Presents: Developing the Strengths of Children With Autism

Temple Grandin Presents: Developing the Strengths of Children With Autism

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Children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum are protected by their parents and community and are not properly actualized.

The Current State of Autism:  From Etiology to Treatment

The Current State of Autism: From Etiology to Treatment

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Recent changes in our understanding of autism are driving advances in diagnosis, evidence-based treatment, and ultimately patient outcomes.

Autism Symptoms Not Aided By Special Diets, Supplements

Autism Symptoms Not Aided By Special Diets, Supplements

Children with ASD do not benefit from the use of nutritional supplements or dietary therapies for children with ASD, according to researchers.

ASD in Offspring After Prenatal Antidepressant Use Raises Questions

ASD in Offspring After Prenatal Antidepressant Use Raises Questions

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Risks of ASD are strongly associated with antidepressant use before conception and may be linked to psychiatric disorders in the mother.

Infants at High Risk for Autism Benefit from Podromal Intervention

Infants at High Risk for Autism Benefit from Podromal Intervention

Infants at risk for autism do better if therapists train parents to communicate more effectively.

Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Celiac Disease

Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Celiac Disease

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Children with celiac disease are at a 1.4-fold increased risk for psychiatric disorders.

Autism Not Caused by Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Autism Not Caused by Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Autism in children does not appear to be caused by antidepressant medication taken during pregnancy.

Mental Health Deficiencies Stem From Early Childhood Neglect

Mental Health Deficiencies Stem From Early Childhood Neglect

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A study of Romanian adoptees demonstrates that early childhood mistreatment can have a lasting psychological effect into adulthood.

Early Detection Crucial for ASD Treatment

Early Detection Crucial for ASD Treatment

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The most significant obstacle to effective treatment of autism spectrum disorder is the challenge of early detection.

Pre-Transplant Depression in HCT Patients May Worsen Outcomes

Pre-Transplant Depression in HCT Patients May Worsen Outcomes

Patients with pre-transplant depression represent a population that is at risk for post-transplant complications.

Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

Exercise shows promise for improving self-regulation and classroom functioning among children with complex behavioral health disorders.

Study Investigates Link Between Autism and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

Study Investigates Link Between Autism and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

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For the first time, investigators studied the link between maternal flu vaccination during pregnancy and increased risk of ASD.

Arbaclofen May Benefit Some Patients With Autism

Arbaclofen May Benefit Some Patients With Autism

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Study results suggest continued study of arbaclofen for autism spectrum disorder.

Substance Use Disorders in Autism Revisited

Substance Use Disorders in Autism Revisited

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Autism is a heritable neurodevelopmental disorder that is approximately 4 times more prevalent in males than females.

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.

Hearing Impairment May Be Early Signal of Autism

Hearing Impairment May Be Early Signal of Autism

Researchers identified an inner-ear problem that might impair speech processing.

New Study Finds No Link Between Labor Induction and Autism

New Study Finds No Link Between Labor Induction and Autism

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These results are contrary to results from a prior large population study.

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.

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