Autism spectrum disorders

Early autism screening has limited effect

Screening for autism at three years of age only identifies those with significant developmental delay, and not those with less severe autism. Early screening may therefore not be as beneficial as previously thought, according ...

Neuroscience

New method uses AI to screen for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC), Queen's University (Ontario) and Duke University have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tokophobia: the women with an extreme fear of pregnancy and childbirth

Childbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women's concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism screening tool may not pick up women with the condition

Diagnosing autism is expensive and time consuming, so a screening tool is used to filter out those people who are unlikely to be diagnosed as autistic. This is all well and good, but our latest research suggests that a widely ...

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