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Altered voice processing in young children with autism and delayed language development

(Kanazawa University) Three- to five-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and delayed language development appear to process voices differently than typically developing children, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports.
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Authors: Dell'Osso L, Conversano C, Corsi M, Bertelloni CA, Cremone IM, Carpita B, Carbone MG, Gesi C, Carmassi C Abstract This case report draws attention to the potential relevance of undetected autism spectrum symptoms in a bipolar patient with high work functioning showing a peculiar addictive profile with impulsive and antisocial behaviors. A 23-year-old man with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) was hospitalized at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Pisa for diuretics and β-2 adrenergic agonist abuse in a remission phase of benzodiazepines and substance abuse....
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
Nurses and other health professionals are being urged to sign a national pledge to prevent the over-medication of people with autism and learning disabilities.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Autistic children's emotions can be managed with cognitive behavioral therapy, according to new research in Canada.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem add to previous studies that have linked paracetamol to communication problems and reduced IQs among children.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers compared total annual healthcare costs for adults on the autism spectrum to costs for adults with attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and adults in the general population and found them to be 20 percent and 70 percent higher, respectively.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
(York University) New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. study shows CBT can lead to significant improvements in children's emotional regulation. It also shows -- for the first time -- that CBT can improve more than just anxiety. This is the first transdiagnostic CBT trial for children with autism, employing a randomized controlled trial.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire There is much to celebrate during National Infant Immunization Week this year. More than 90% of children 19 to 35 months have received all the recommended doses of vaccines for their age against polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, and hepatitis B — and more than 80% have received all the recommended protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcus, and Haemophilus influenzae. But there are also reasons to be concerned. Only 72% have had all the recommended vaccines, which means one in four children is missing at least one. Even more concerning, studies show that ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
“I wish I could feel happy or excited” - Tom is trying a new treatment that could help people with autism to better recognise their emotions.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: The internet can be harnessed to prescreen for autism spectrum disorder using parental concerns by administering a few standardized screening questions to augment this process.
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPeople with sensory impairments combined with intellectual disabilities show behaviours that are similar to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The instrument Observation of Autism in people with Sensory and Intellectual Disabilities (OASID) was developed to diagnose ASD in this target group. The current study focuses on the psychometric properties of OASID. Sixty individuals with intellectual disabilities in combination with visual impairments and/or deafblindness participated in this study. The OASID assessment was administered and rated by three independent observers. By means of expert consensus cut-off scores for ...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
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