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Nearly imperceptible fluctuations in movement correspond to autism diagnoses

Added: 17.01.2018 16:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

Tags: EU, Autism

How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety

Added: 17.01.2018 13:41 | 2 views | 0 comments

A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.


Being bilingual may help autistic children

Added: 16.01.2018 11:40 | 1 views | 0 comments

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study.


Girls' social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis

Added: 14.01.2018 22:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic clinical diagnostic criteria across sexes. The findings add to the growing evidence that girls with autism may show symptoms differently than boys, and that some of the social difficulties experienced by females with autism may be masked during clinical assessments.

Tags: Sex, Autism, Girls

Infection in pregnant pigs leads to antisocial piglets

Added: 14.01.2018 22:31 | 1 views | 0 comments

When a pregnant woman gets a bad case of the flu, her immune system may react in a way that affects her baby’s developing brain, which could lead to behavioral disorders like autism in the child or schizophrenia in the young adult. The link is well established in humans, which is one reason it’s standard practice to get a flu shot during pregnancy. But until now, the majority of studies testing the underlying causes have been done with rodents, including two that were released just last week.  


Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD, new study suggests

Added: 14.01.2018 22:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than problems with attention. This is important for understanding what are the right services and treatments for a child.


Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

Added: 14.01.2018 22:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.


Newborn immune activation may have long-term negative impact on brain function

Added: 12.01.2018 17:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

Neuroscientists have found that even a brief episode of immune system activation within days of birth can cause persistent changes in sleep patterns concurrent with increases in epilepsy-like brain activity -- a combination of symptoms common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions.


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