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Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in - patient psychiatric care
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

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Conclusions: We describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of children with incidental MRI findings highly suggestive of CNS demyelination. Children with RIS had a substantial risk of subsequent clinical symptoms and/or radiologic evolution. The presence of oligoclonal bands in CSF and spinal cord lesions on MRI were associated with an increased risk of a first clinical event. News in Context Next: Harnessing brain scans to personalize autism-related behavioral interventions Can brain scans identify ADHD and help predict treatment response? Brain waves help predict stress-related sleep problems Cognitive therapy ...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain changes brain-scans clinical headache MRI MS multiple-sclerosis radiologic radiologically isolated syndrome RIS Source Type: blogs
We examined and updated a master list of clinically relevant and susceptibility genes associated with SCZ reported in the literature and genomic databases dedicated to gene discovery for characterization of SCZ genes. We used the commercially available GeneAnalytics computer-based gene analysis program and integrated genomic databases to create a molecular profile of the updated list of 608 SCZ genes to model their impact in select categories (tissues and cells, diseases, pathways, biological processes, molecular functions, phenotypes and compounds) using specialized GeneAnalytics algorithms. Genes for schizophrenia were p...
Source: Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Gene Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the sleep problems and their correlations in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability without ASD (ID), and typically developing children (TDC).
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Researchers from VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam have used functional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI locates brain region tied to sleep-related depression MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes DWI-MRI shows vision changes could predict Parkinson's DTI-MRI sheds light on Parkinson's disease Novel fMRI technique illustrates autism in boys
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Dr. Shafali Jeste knows well the desperation of a parent seeking a cure for their child with autism spectrum disorder. As a clinician who both researches the causes of the disorder and treats children with autism, Jeste, UCLA associate professor of psychiatry, neurology and pediatrics and a lead investigator in the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, understands why many parents will try anything that sounds reasonable. A change to a gluten- and casein-free diet to reduce symptoms. Mega-vitamins for the same. Medical marijuana to calm. Melatonin to sleep. Omega-3 fatty acids for hyperactivity. Delaying or refusi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
AbstractWe review the structures and functions of ADARs and their involvements in human diseases. ADAR1 is widely expressed, particularly in the myeloid component of the blood system, and plays a prominent role in promiscuous editing of long dsRNA. Missense mutations that change ADAR1 residues and reduce RNA editing activity cause Aicardi –Goutières Syndrome, a childhood encephalitis and interferonopathy that mimics viral infection and resembles an extreme form of Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE). InAdar1 mouse mutant models aberrant interferon expression is prevented by eliminating interferon activation sign...
Source: Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Paediatrica - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
The circadian clock system drives daily rhythms in physiology, metabolism, and behavior in mammals. Molecular mechanisms of this system consist of multiple clock genes, with Circadian Locomotor Output Cycles Kaput (CLOCK) as a core member that plays an important role in a wide range of behaviors. Alterations in the CLOCK gene are associated with common psychiatric disorders as well as with circadian disturbances comorbidities. This review addresses animal, molecular, and genetic studies evaluating the role of the CLOCK gene on many psychiatric conditions, namely autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, attention‐deficit/...
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
About 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have sleep problems that may disrupt optimal family functioning. We explored the impact of sleep problems on families' resilience.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Sleep-wake disorders and comorbid symptoms of anxiety and depression might be more prevalent in adults with ASD in a residential facility than reported so far. This possibility needs to be considered more carefully during the diagnostic process and during treatment. PMID: 28880353 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
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