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How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety

A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This study utilized an online survey to explore the relationship between anxiety, external structure, the measurement of RRBs and behavioral history of being locked into RRBs. A significant relationship was identified between level of anxiety and a history of becoming locked into RRBs. The likelihood of becoming locked into RRBs increased at times of decreased external structure in the routine of people with ASD. PMID: 29436876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Conclusions Our findings revealed the potential pathways through which child autism symptomatology may adversely affect parental mental health. Our findings also highlighted the importance of designing multipronged intervention programs for families raising children with ASD in order to improve relevant family processes and reduce parental affective symptoms.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Authors: Cunningham AC, Delport S, Cumines W, Busse M, Linden DEJ, Hall J, Owen MJ, van den Bree MBM Abstract BACKGROUND: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is associated with high rates of neurodevelopmental disorder, however, the links between developmental coordination disorder (DCD), intellectual function and psychiatric disorder remain unexplored. Aims To establish the prevalence of indicative DCD in children with 22q11.2DS and examine associations with IQ, neurocognition and psychopathology. METHOD: Neurocognitive assessments and psychiatric interviews of 70 children with 22q11.2DS (mean age 11.2, s.d....
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Mpofu Parent carers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often report increased levels of stress, depression, and anxiety. Unmet parent carer mental health needs pose a significant risk to the psychological, physical, and social well-being of the parents of the child affected by ASD and jeopardize the adaptive functioning of the family as well as the potential of the child affected by ASD. This systematic review identifies key qualities of interventions supporting the mental health of parent carers and proposes practitioner-parent carer support guidelines. A search of four databases (Medline, PubMed, PsycINF...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conditions:   Autism Spectrum Disorder;   Anxiety Intervention:   Drug: Buspirone Sponsor:   Massachusetts General Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsThese results suggest thatARHGEF10 is a candidate risk gene for ASD and that theArhgef10 knockout model could be a tool for studying the mechanisms of neurotransmission in ASD.Trial registrationAnimal studies were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of National Taiwan University (IACUC 20150023). Registered 1 August 2015.
Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! Do you think your brain works the same way as your friends’ brains? Why are college students flocking to a class aimed at making them feel happier? What does self-defeating humor do to your psychological well-being? We’re about to find out in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Similar Neural Responses Predict Friendship: In simpler terms, your brain probably works in ways similar to your friends’ brains. Could it be that birds of a feather really do flock together? One study says so. The Mental Health and Loneliness Paradox: Whether it’s anxiety, dep...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior College Depression Disorders Friends Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Around the Net Research Students Women's Issues brain gene activity College Students happy Isolation Jessica Porten Lon Source Type: blogs
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Source Type: blogs
Conclusions It is necessary to raise awareness among all health care professionals so that they understand the relevance of these manifestations, are able to anticipate them, and can provide appropriate information to patients and family members.
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Stepanova E, Dowling S, Phelps M, Findling RL Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairment in social communication and restricted patterns of behavior. Although there is no pharmacological treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the core symptoms of ASD, there is mounting support in the literature for the management of behavioral symptoms associated with this developmental disorder, in particular, irritability and hyperactivity. Aripiprazole and risperidone are currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of irritability in youth with ASD. Though not...
Source: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Dialogues Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
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