Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Not Backed by Solid Evidence

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Not Backed by Solid Evidence

All of the studies were small, including anywhere from 12 to 92 children, and they typically lasted less than 6 months.

Early Autism Intervention Beneficial in At-Risk Kids

Early Autism Intervention Beneficial in At-Risk Kids

Infants at risk for autism do better if therapists train parents to communicate more effectively.

FDA: Beware of Purported Autism Cures, Treatments

FDA: Beware of Purported Autism Cures, Treatments

The FDA has warned and/or taken action against a number of companies that have made improper claims about the intended use of their products to treat or cure autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Sex-Based Cortical Thickness

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Sex-Based Cortical Thickness

Female participants with phenotypic male neuroanatomical features had an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder.

Early Autism Diagnosis Continues to Face Roadblocks

Early Autism Diagnosis Continues to Face Roadblocks

Despite increased awareness, barriers to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder still persist.

Altering Gut Microbiome May Help Improve Autism Symptoms

Altering Gut Microbiome May Help Improve Autism Symptoms

An open-label study examined the effects of fecal microbiota transfer on symptoms of autism.

Autism Not Linked to Maternal Flu Infection, Vaccine

Autism Not Linked to Maternal Flu Infection, Vaccine

Infection with the flu or receiving the flu vaccine during pregnancy was not linked to autism in offspring.

Autism and Risk of Substance Use Disorders

Autism and Risk of Substance Use Disorders

A diagnosis of autism is associated with a doubled risk for a variety of substance use-related problems including drug and alcohol use disorders.

Autism Linked to Exposure to PCB Chemicals During Pregnancy

Autism Linked to Exposure to PCB Chemicals During Pregnancy

Although PCB chemicals were banned int he 1970s, they still linger in the environment.

Modified Checklist With Follow-Up Effective for Autism Diagnosis

Modified Checklist With Follow-Up Effective for Autism Diagnosis

Administration of the M-CHAT/F can be done by minimally trained PCPs.

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