Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The Consequences of Compensation in Autism

The Consequences of Compensation in Autism

Although compensating for their difficulties may help people with ASD connect with others, get jobs, and successfully navigate social situations, accumulating research suggests it can also lead to exhaustion, burnout, anxiety, and depression.

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Risk of Depression Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Risk of Depression Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is associated with increased risk of depression in young adulthood.

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk

Prenatal tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccination is not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring.

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy May Be Associated With Increased Autism and ADHD Risk

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy May Be Associated With Increased Autism and ADHD Risk

A literature review was conducted to assess the association between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring.

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children

Common allergic conditions, especially food allergy, are associated with autism spectrum disorder in children.

Much International Consensus Regarding Employment in Autism

Much International Consensus Regarding Employment in Autism

There is international consensus as to the importance of work experience and vocational training for helping individuals with ASD obtain employment.

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

There are currently no approved pharmacological treatments that address these core symptoms of ASD.

Controversial New Research Changes the Narrative on Hans Asperger

Controversial New Research Changes the Narrative on Hans Asperger

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.

ADHD Frequently Co-Occurs With Autism Spectrum Disorder

ADHD Frequently Co-Occurs With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Co-occurrence of ADHD is common in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Children With ASD, Younger Siblings Are Undervaccinated

Children With ASD, Younger Siblings Are Undervaccinated

Vaccination rates were significantly lower among younger siblings of children with ASD.

Amygdala Neurons Reduced in Adults With Autism

Amygdala Neurons Reduced in Adults With Autism

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.

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