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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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Bumetanide May Benefit Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bumetanide May Benefit Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behavioral features such as social communication, interactions, and restricted interest were most improved with bumetanide treatment; however, the authors reported no dose-effect relationship in the dose-ranging trial.

Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism

Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism

Prenatal exposure to nitric oxide is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder.

New Blood Test Identifies Metabolic Subtypes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Blood Test Identifies Metabolic Subtypes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

NeuroPointDX announced the availability of the NPDX AA test, the first objective blood test that identifies metabolic subtypes associated with ASD in children as young as 18 months old.

Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism

Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism

A short parent questionnaire may be able to identify gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk

Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk

Prenatal exposure to most medications affecting neurotransmitter systems is not associated with estimates of autism spectrum disorder risk.

Social Stigma Worsens Mental Health With Autism

Social Stigma Worsens Mental Health With Autism

Stress related to social stigma may contribute to why people with autism experience more mental health problems than the general population.

Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism

Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism

Children with ASD have increased odds of overweight/obesity compared with general population controls after adjustment for child co-occurring conditions.

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.

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