The genius in people with learning disabilities

There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen.
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ConclusionWhile age at onset is a factor that cannot be controlled in NMOSD, we can reduce the delay in diagnosis/preventive treatment and reduce future relapses in the brain/brainstem and spinal cord. Delay in diagnosis/preventive treatment and imaging variables that contributed to increased disability support the need for improved measures for early, accurate diagnosis and management of NMOSD, and aggressive treatment of acute relapses.
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Younger siblings of children with autism have a 30-fold increased relative risk they'll be diagnosed with autism themselves. They're also nearly four times as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, researchers report.
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(MedPage Today) -- Later-born children show rates markedly greater than in general population
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Conditions:   Autism;   Stress;   Autism Spectrum Disorder Intervention:   Other: Motivational Interviewing coaching and habit-building app Sponsor:   University of Wisconsin, Madison Recruiting
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Interview with Meghan Miller, PhD, author of Sibling Recurrence Risk and Cross-aggregation of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Maternal use of medicines targeting neurotransmitter systems is unlikely to directly affect the risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
Source: Clinical Pharmacist - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
By HANS DUVEFELT MD  I have seen the light. I now, finally, see a clear role for artificial intelligence in health care. And, no, I don’t want it to replace me. I want it to complement me. I want AI to take over the mandated, mundane tasks of what I call Metamedicine, so I can concentrate on the healing. In primary care visits in the U.S., doctors and clinics are buried in government mandates. We have to screen for depression and alcohol use, document weight counseling for every overweight patient (the vast majority of Americans), make sure we probe about gender at birth and current gender identification, offer ...
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MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the risk of the other in future siblings, a new study finds. Younger siblings of...
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 Those of us with mental illness are asked many questions about our feelings. For a lot of us, the most difficult one to answer is, “Are you happy?” It’s a difficult question to answer because happiness isn’t an easily defined concept. Most people assume that in order to be in recovery from mental illness a person must be happy. But is that really the case? Listen in to this episode to hear our thoughts on happiness, regret, and even a side story about Gabe’s first marriage.   SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW “People just want to be happy and normal, but there is no actual defi...
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There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen.
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