Autism Spectrum Disorder News Archive
A literature review was conducted to assess the association between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring.
Common allergic conditions, especially food allergy, are associated with autism spectrum disorder in children.
There is international consensus as to the importance of work experience and vocational training for helping individuals with ASD obtain employment.
There are currently no approved pharmacological treatments that address these core symptoms of ASD.
Medical records of 48 children examined by Asperger show that he specifically called for 12 of the children to be transferred to the Am Spieglegrund facility, the 'euthanasia' institution founded in 1940.
Co-occurrence of ADHD is common in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Vaccination rates were significantly lower among younger siblings of children with ASD.
Researchers reported the results of a stereological analysis of the number of neurons in the amygdala nuclei to compare neurotypical development to autism spectrum disorder development.
The group with ASD had a greater mean depth of ultrasonographic penetration in the first trimester compared with the developmental delay group.
Although the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is known to be more common among males than among females in the general population, information on sex-specific recurrence patterns is lacking.
Lower odds of ASD with intellectual disability were seen in the maternal multivitamin use group with or without additional iron or folic acid.
The treatment was effective in patients with autism with or without comorbid ADHD or neurogenetic disorders.
Investigators have developed guidelines to follow for the use of art therapy in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Antidepressant use before conception was associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders compared with antidepressant use during pregnancy.
All of the studies were small, including anywhere from 12 to 92 children, and they typically lasted less than 6 months.
Infants at risk for autism do better if therapists train parents to communicate more effectively.
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.
Female participants with phenotypic male neuroanatomical features had an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder.
Despite increased awareness, barriers to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder still persist.
An open-label study examined the effects of fecal microbiota transfer on symptoms of autism.
Infection with the flu or receiving the flu vaccine during pregnancy was not linked to autism in offspring.
A diagnosis of autism is associated with a doubled risk for a variety of substance use-related problems including drug and alcohol use disorders.
Although PCB chemicals were banned int he 1970s, they still linger in the environment.
Administration of the M-CHAT/F can be done by minimally trained PCPs.
The rate of autism diagnosis was 11.3% for those with an older sibling with autism, and .92% for those without.
Children with autism had a hearing deficit within a specific frequency.
The results are contrary to results from a prior large population study.
Ziprasidone and quetiapine were not associated with an increase in BMI.
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.
Researchers will now have to explore the optimal dose for the supplements.
Treatment with risperidone over a 6 month period was associated with an average weight gain of 5.4±3.4kg.
Objective measures of autism symptom severity are necessary to accurately diagnose autism and measure the effectiveness of treatment interventions.
Special education resources appear to play a significant role in the evaluation and diagnosis of ASD.
Type 2 diabetes appears to be more common in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers have said that literature exists to support the idea that children should be screened as early as possible.
Mothers who are both obese and have gestational diabetes have a significantly higher risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder.
Comorbid neurological and/or mental disorders contribute to increased mortality risk in ASD.
Disturbances in the GABAergic signaling pathway may be the cause of the dysfunction in GABAergic activity.
Odds of autism increased in mothers with PCOS and obesity.
Two brain banks are collaborating with the National Institute of Mental Health to improve tissue donation protocols.
The amount of positive responses changed once survey questions were revised.
Non-specialists may be incorrectly diagnosing children with developmental delays with autism.
The app may help children with autism better discern facial expressions and emotions.
Nonstandard premedication types are more common among children with ASD.
None of the infant monkeys given vaccines with or without thimerosal developed symptoms of autism.
The association could not be explained by maternal BMI, change in BMI between pregnancies, parental age, maternal antidepressant use, and unfavorable events occurring during the first or second pregnancy.
Co-occurrence of ADHD, autism is associated with a later autism diagnosis date.
Better understanding of individual cases may lead to better care.
The USPSTF concluded that there is an insufficient amount of evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for autism in asymptomatic children.
The cost estimates cover health services, residential care, in-home care, special education, transportation, employment support, and lost productivity.
Autism symptoms often overlap with other neurodevelopmental disorders.
The sniff test identified cases of autism with 81% accuracy.
Researchers believe that elevated risk is the result of genetic and environmental factors.
Teenage mothers, older mothers, and parents with a big age gap were associated with greater risk of ASD.
Children with autism spectrum disorder had both insufficient and excess nutrient intake.
The Swedish study challenges growth estimates from the CDC.
When playing with guinea pigs, skin conductance, a measure of anxiety, started to decline.
Mild autism in girls is often misdiagnosed as social awkwardness, delaying diagnosis.
Researchers found that those who had an affected sibling and received an MMR dose by age 2 were 25% less likely to have autism.
There was a three-year average delay between parent concerns and diagnosis.
High blood glucose found in mother's with gestational diabetes may interrupt normal brain development in the fetus.
Children with autism who develop poor language skills show less activity in certain brain areas in young childhood.
Researchers have identified changes in neurol networks among different age groups of people with ASD.
Young children with autism are more likely to experience gastrointestinal symptoms compared with typically-developing children.
The correlation is strongly related to adverse prenatal and perinatal outcomes, especially multiple births.
Exposure to phthalates and flame retardants during pregnancy may contribute to autism-like behaviors.
Between 74% to 98% of autism cases are genetic in origin.
Certain brain mutations that cause autism in children affect fetal brain development.
Labor augmentation, including induction, has no association with elevated risk of autism or ADHD.
Early intervention may be key in preventing the development of autism-like symptoms.
Researchers stressed the importance of early intervention in infants who are at-risk for autism.
Brain connectivity in people with autism was unique to the individual.
The 10-20 minutes exams aren't enough time to detect atypical behaviors.
Researchers hope their methods can be used to uncover functional models for other diseases.
Movement patterns may serve as a biomarker for autism spectrum disorders.
When thinking about social interactions, brain activity in people with autism differed greatly from healthy controls.
Researchers have identified 107 genes that caused loss-of-function mutations in over 5% of participants with autism.
The differences in brain anatomy between typically developed people and those with autism spectrum disorders were insignificant.
Combination of reporting changes, unidentified environmental factors both play role in increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders.
For families with adult children with autism, getting insurance coverage for treatments is increasingly difficult due to insurer age caps.
Anodal tDCS over the left and right dorsolateral prefrontal cortices improved functional connectivity.
A study of mothers and children reveals that maternal iron intake during pregnancy could be linked to autism spectrum disorder.
Federal officials now require Medicaid to cover autism services in children up to age 21 years.
A specific gene mutation has been implicated with specific physical traits and autism symptoms in kids with the disorder.
Greater impact of daily stressors, behavioral problems and worry about the future associated with more difficulty adapting.
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