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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In Children, Food Insecurity Tied to Behavior, Cognition

In Children, Food Insecurity Tied to Behavior, Cognition

Food insecurity may be linked to behavioral problems and poorer cognitive performance in children.

Behavior Therapy Reduces Tic Severity, But Less for Youth with ADHD

Behavior Therapy Reduces Tic Severity, But Less for Youth with ADHD

Antipsychotics have been shown to reduce tic severity, as has behavior therapy. However, the mechanisms behind the efficacy of behavior therapy have yet to be clarified by research.

Perinatal Use of Acetaminophen May Lead to Language Delays in Children

Perinatal Use of Acetaminophen May Lead to Language Delays in Children

There is a link between language delays in girls, and acetaminophen use in pregnancy.

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Occur More Frequently in Relatives of Patients With ALS

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Occur More Frequently in Relatives of Patients With ALS

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

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.

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