Autism Spectrum Disorders
(HealthDay)—As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 16, 2013 | 2.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—University of Bath researchers have found a previously undiscovered link between epileptic seizures and the signs of autism in adults.
Neuroscience May 16, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
The latest makeover to a massive psychiatric tome honored by some, reviled by others and even called the "Bible" of mental disorders is being released Saturday with a host of new changes.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system, according ...
Medical research Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Autism is a disorder well known for its complex changes in behavior—including repeating actions over and over and having difficulty with social interactions and language. Current approaches to understanding ...
Neuroscience Sep 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 3 |
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have figured out how to measure an infant's risk of developing autism by looking for abnormalities in his/her placenta at birth, allowing for earlier diagnosis and ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 25, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Jackson Laboratory researchers led by Associate Professor Zhong-wei Zhang, Ph.D., have provided direct evidence that a specific neurotransmitter receptor is vital to the process of pruning synapses in the brains of newborn ...
Neuroscience Dec 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Autistic-like behaviors can be partially remedied by normalizing excessive levels of protein synthesis in the brain, a team of researchers has found in a study of laboratory mice. The findings, which appear in the latest ...
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
A specific region of the brain is in play when children consider their identity and social status as they transition into adolescence—that often-turbulent time of reaching puberty and entering middle school, ...
Neuroscience Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Maternal use of valproate (a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders) during pregnancy was associated with a significantly increased risk of autism in offspring, according to a study ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 23, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual ...
Pediatrics May 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Up to 10 per cent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom according to a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—With four to five times more males affected by autism spectrum disorders than females, much less is known about girls with autism.
Autism spectrum disorders May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project. ...
Genetics Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to never see friends, never get called by friends, never be invited to activities and be socially isolated.
Autism spectrum disorders May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
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