Genetics

Discovery of new mutations may lead to better treatment

Developmental disorders are neurologically-based conditions that affect the acquisition of specific skills such as attention, memory, language and social interaction. Although they have a genetic cause, this is often difficult ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Reduction in autism diagnoses observed with DSM-5

(HealthDay)—Use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) seems to have reduced the number of ASD diagnoses, according to a review published online March 9 in the Journal ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study finds children with autism more likely to face maltreatment

A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Poor sleep plagues many kids with autism

(HealthDay)—Young children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems than typical kids or those with other developmental delays, a new study reports.

Pediatrics

Mental, behavior, developmental disorders up with low-income

(HealthDay)—Children in lower-income households more often receive a diagnosis of mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders (MBDDs), according to research published in the Dec. 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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