Autism spectrum disorders

Occupational therapy aids kids with autism, sensory issues

(HealthDay)—Occupational therapy focused on sensory integration strategies helps children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory issues improve their ability to perform everyday tasks, according to a study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Work-focused psychotherapy can help employees return to work sooner

Employees on sick leave with common mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety fully returned to work sooner when therapy deals with work-related problems and how to get back on the job, according to new research ...

Health

Ethnic, gender stereotypes bias treatment of Parkinson's disease

Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotypes can significantly distort clinical judgments about "facially masked" patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a newly published study from researchers at Tufts University, Brandeis ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Using iPods to assist workers with autism

Jeffrey is a daytime custodian at a fast-food restaurant. And he has autism. On the job, he found it difficult to switch from one task to another or to complete complex tasks. Trying to calm himself, Jeffrey would sometimes ...

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