Moderate Facebook use promotes happiness in adults with autism spectrum disorder

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Among adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study has shown that those who use Facebook, in moderation, are happier than those who do not.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Further exploration of the views of those who have experienced inclusion would further challenge existing practices. Moreover, the training and preparation of teachers is key to reforming schools. However, wider social values and beliefs towards disabilities also need to change.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In this study, we propose a novel method that directly models the regional temporal BOLD fluctuations in a stochastic manner and estimates the dynamic characteristics in the form of likelihoods. Specifically, we modeled temporal BOLD fluctuation of individual Regions Of Interest (ROIs) by means of Hidden Markov Models (HMMs), and then estimated the ‘goodness-of-fit’ of each ROI's BOLD signals to the corresponding trained HMM in terms of a likelihood. Using estimated likelihoods of the ROIs over the whole brain as features, we built a classifier that can discriminate subjects with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The potential therapeutic target of brain GABA type A deficiency linked to reduced receptors is undercut by an imaging study showing no reduction in receptors, although possible impairment in signaling.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: This first part of the ASD guideline offers users the opportunity to inform themselves about the background of ASD as well as evidence-based and broadly consented information on the correct diagnostic process of ASD from infancy to adulthood. PMID: 30326807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie - Category: Child Development Tags: Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother Source Type: research
Sensors, Vol. 18, Pages 3533: Novelty Detection using Deep Normative Modeling for IMU-Based Abnormal Movement Monitoring in Parkinson’s Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders Sensors doi: 10.3390/s18103533 Authors: Nastaran Mohammadian Rad Twan van Laarhoven Cesare Furlanello Elena Marchiori Detecting and monitoring of abnormal movement behaviors in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are beneficial for adjusting care and medical treatment in order to improve the patient’s quality of life. Supervised methods commonly used in the ...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Sensors, Vol. 18, Pages 3530: Support for Employees with ASD in the Workplace Using a Bluetooth Skin Resistance Sensor–A Preliminary Study Sensors doi: 10.3390/s18103530 Authors: Michał T. Tomczak Marek Wójcikowski Paulina Listewnik Bogdan Pankiewicz Daria Majchrowicz Małgorzata Jędrzejewska-Szczerska The application of a Bluetooth skin resistance sensor in assisting people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), in their day-to-day work, is presented in this paper. The design and construction of the device are discussed. The authors have considered the best placement of the sensor, on the b...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsBy highlighting the subcellular compartments in which UBE3A is likely to function in the human neocortex, our data provide insight into the diverse functional capacities of this E3 ligase. These anatomical data may help to elucidate the role of UBE3A in Angelman syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.
Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Resumo Constata-se o aumento da preval ência do Transtorno do Espectro Autista na população mundial e no Brasil. A internet tem se constituído importante fonte de informação ao acesso aos serviços de saúde, incluindo a saúde mental. Cabe sabermos se os caminhos virtuais em busca de informação se relacionam aos desfechos da lin ha de cuidado para transtornos mentais preconizada pelo SUS, como para o Autismo. Portanto, o presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar a rede virtual de acesso a informações sobre atendimento para Autismo no m...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
This study presented 31 of 100 children needed further diagnostic work up and early intervention. Therefore, pediatricians should not underestimate speech delay. On the other hand, due to the fact that, the regulations to receive special education and therapy often create anxiety for the parents, we think that this system needs to be updated and special education support should be determined by the special needs of each child. PMID: 30325123 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
Millions of adults in the United States are currently living with what is termed chronic childhood conditions —childhood-onset conditions, about which adult providers often receive minimal training—and another half million youths with special health care needs enter adulthood each year and will undergo transition from pediatric to adult care. Here, the authors review the important otolaryngologic manife stations of several of these chronic childhood conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as the primary care providers’ role in caring for transitioning tra...
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
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