Detection of Antibodies against Borna Disease Virus Proteins in an Autistic Child and Her Mother.
Detection of Antibodies against Borna Disease Virus Proteins in an Autistic Child and Her Mother. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2017;70(5):599 Authors: Honda T, Sofuku K, Matsunaga H, Tachibana M, Mohri I, Taniike M, Tomonaga K Abstract Volume 70, no 2, p.225-227, 2017. Page 226, Figure 1B and C should appear as shown below. PMID: 28943599 [PubMed - in process]
In 2019, 84% of Americans think vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001; 10% still believe vaccines can cause autism, according to a new Gallup survey.Medscape Medical News
ConclusionThese results suggest that social stories may be effective tools in the informed consent process for promoting parent understanding of neuroimaging procedures, and useful during recruitment to aid parents in determining whether their child with ASD will be successful in a neuroimaging study.
Conclusion: The findings suggest that it may be difficult to differentiate adolescents with EOS and ASD based on neuropsychological task performance. An implication of the results is that adolescents with either disorder may benefit from a similar approach to the treatment of cognitive impairment in the disorders. PMID: 31931670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Hey everyone, Been browsing for a while and finally created an account. I'm finishing up my Child Psych fellowship and I was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions on a good topic to do a Grand Rounds on. I have to give a talk in a couple months on a topic that would be seen amongst fellows and residents. I was thinking about Childhood Onset Schizophrenia and Autism but want something maybe not as broad. Any suggestions from SDN folks? Thanks!
(SAGE) Six social and behavioral scientists were recently awarded the 2019 Impact in Action Writing Prize for their submissions detailing how their research makes a valuable difference beyond academia. Four submissions received the top prize from Social Science Space, an online social network sponsored by SAGE Publishing; two focus on education, one on immigration, and one on autism.
Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 16 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41398-020-0695-zA broad autism phenotype expressed in facial morphology
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that high maternal serum folate status during early pregnancy may be associated with the occurrence of ASD in offspring. No inference about physiological mechanisms behind this observation can be made at the present time because blood folate levels may have complex relations with nutritional intake, the cellular folate status and status of other B-vitamins. Therefore, further investigations, which may clarify the potential role and mechanisms of maternal blood folate status in ASD risk and the interplay with other potential risk factors, in larger materials are warranted.
This study adopted a reading-to-writing framework to examine if school-age children differ in their narrative writing performance based on their categorically heterogeneous, empirically derived latent reading profiles. Sixty-four school-age (10 –18 years old) children with ASD without co-occurring intellectual or severe communication difficulties completed a battery of reading and writing assessments, and reading profiles were examined using latent profile analysis with narrative writing skills, ASD symptom severity, and age included as auxiliary outcome variables.Average readers demonstrated significantly highe...
ConclusionsOur pilot RCT demonstrated the feasibility and acceptability of using high frequency rTMS targeting DLPFC in youth and young adults with autism. No evidence for efficacy of active versus sham rTMS on EF performance was found. However, we found promising preliminary evidence of EF performance improvement following active versus sham rTMS in participants with ASD with more severe adaptive functioning deficits. Future work could focus on examining efficacy of rTMS in this higher-need population.Clinical Trial RegistrationRepetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Executive Function Deficits in Autism S...
Growth factor signaling in the brain is implicated in many neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, autism, and epilepsy. Fibroblast growth factor 22 is a growth factor that regulates excitatory synapse development and neurogenesis in the brain. We have previously shown that adult mice in which fibroblast growth factor 22 is constitutively inactivated in all cells throughout life (fibroblast growth factor 22-null mice) show anhedonia, a core feature of depression in humans, suggesting that fibroblast growth factor 22 signaling contributes to the regulation of affective behavior. Here we asked (1) whether inactivat...