Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Not Linked to Maternal Flu Infection, Vaccine

Autism Not Linked to Maternal Flu Infection, Vaccine

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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

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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.

Gender, Race Impact Familial Autism Risk

Gender, Race Impact Familial Autism Risk

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The rate of autism diagnosis was 11.3% for those with an older sibling with autism, and .92% for those without.

Hearing Impairment May Help Identify Autism Risk, Severity

Hearing Impairment May Help Identify Autism Risk, Severity

Children with autism had a hearing deficit within a specific frequency.

No Link Between Labor Induction and Autism, New Study Says

No Link Between Labor Induction and Autism, New Study Says

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The results are contrary to results from a prior large population study.

Olanzapine, Risperidone Tied to Weight Gain in Autism

Olanzapine, Risperidone Tied to Weight Gain in Autism

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Ziprasidone and quetiapine were not associated with an increase in BMI.

Despite Health Insurance Mandates, Autism Still Underdiagnosed

Despite Health Insurance Mandates, Autism Still Underdiagnosed

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The authors suggest that it's "perhaps not a fair direct comparison" to note that the CDC&P estimate of community prevalence for ASD is 15 per 1000 children.

Prevalence of Autism in Epilepsy Suggests Shared Etiology

Prevalence of Autism in Epilepsy Suggests Shared Etiology

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The results indicate a 10-fold increased risk of future ASD in patients with epilepsy

High Folate, B12 Levels in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk

High Folate, B12 Levels in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk

Researchers will now have to explore the optimal dose for the supplements.

Weighing the Benefits of Risperidone in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Weighing the Benefits of Risperidone in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Treatment with risperidone over a 6 month period was associated with an average weight gain of 5.4±3.4kg.

Rates of Epilepsy in Autism Quantified

Rates of Epilepsy in Autism Quantified

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Children with autism are known to have increased rates of epilepsy; however, many prior studies aimed to quantify these rates are small.

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