Parents want children to be labelled autistic

Let me make one thing clear: I do not doubt the existence of ADHD, but today, I believe such conditions are vastly, and dangerously, over-diagnosed, writes DR MIKE SHOOTER.
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Abstract The 21st century has witnessed the discovery of multiple rare and common gene variants associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and these discoveries have already provided a starting point for the investigation of the biology of the disorder and novel treatments. The purpose of this selective review is to examine genetic findings from the past 5 years and consider their implications for the conceptualization of ADHD and future clinical practice. Recent discoveries reveal the strong genetic overlaps between ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as intellectual disability. ...
Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Am J Psychiatry Source Type: research
A Massachusetts company called Atentiv that has developed a line of computer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI links brain volume to ADHD DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD
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Authors: Shafiq S, Pringsheim T Abstract INTRODUCTION: Antipsychotic use in children has increased over the past two decades. Randomized controlled trials have evaluated the efficacy of antipsychotics in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and disruptive behavior disorders (DBD). Areas covered: The authors systematically analyze the results of randomized controlled trials of second and third generation antipsychotics for irritability in ASD and aggressive and disruptive behavior in DBD with or without low IQ and ADHD. The aim of the review is to assist healthcare professionals to optimize therapy in this population. Exp...
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Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters
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The Korean media recently showed mothers of children with disabilities kneeling before other residents to appeal for their consent to build a special education school in their neighborhood. The residents were against the school, as they were concerned that it would reduce the value of their houses (Chang, 2017). This issue demonstrated the stigma and social exclusion that children with disabilities and their families face in Korean society. Negative social attitudes are particularly strong toward those with mental, rather than physical, illnesses with more blaming view and perception of unpredictability and negative outcom...
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AbstractIn light of the proliferation of recent research into social function in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a systematic review and meta-analysis is required to synthesise data and place findings within the context of a theoretical framework. This paper reviews findings from research into social function and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children and adults with NF1 and integrates these findings with the Socio-Cognitive Integration Abilities Model (SOCIAL). It also critically appraises links between social outcomes, internal and external factors moderating social functioning, cognitive domains implicated in social...
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In this study, we investigate whether an increase in dopamine levels during the perinatal developmental window affects behavior of juvenile male and female Swiss mice. In order to do so, we intraperitoneally administered daily doses of l-Dopa to mice pups beginning from postnatal day 1 (PD1) to PD5, which increased the levels of dopamine and its metabolite, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), in the striatum of the pups. At the age of 4 weeks, we submitted the juvenile males and females to the open field test, elevated plus maze, forced swimming test, and sucrose preference test. We observed that increase of dopamine...
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(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have both severe obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have children with autism, ADHD and other psychiatric disorders than mothers who don't have either condition during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
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Something’s just not right: lately you are forgetful, stressed, and tired all of the time. Symptoms can vary from mood swings, to lack of concentration, to feeling chronically tired, and anxious. To top it off, no matter how healthy you try to eat, you still aren’t losing weight. So let’s add frustrated to the list. And you’re finding that all of this is affecting your performance at work, as a parent, and even as a partner/spouse. It’s not your imagination.  Grains are behind it all… The grains you consume may have numerous damaging effects on your brain and nervous system, not ju...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates adhd anxiety appetite control blood sugar brain brain fog Brain function dementia Dr. Davis grain grains Inflammation learning ability libido mood mood swings psychiatric disorders seizures Source Type: blogs
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