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On December 13, 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health is sponsoring a webinar about transitioning from pediatric to adult health care for youth with autism.
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: news

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CHICAGO (Reuters Health) - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday issued its first new autism treatment guidelines in 12 years aimed at helping doctors identify at-risk children and getting them the care they need as early as possible.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
ConclusionsDifferent types of glial cells have both cell autonomous effects and interactions with neurons and other cells that are involved in the pathophysiology of the neurological phenotype of TSC. Targeting glial-mediated mechanisms may represent a novel therapeutic approach for epilepsy and TAND in TSC patients.
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsUnderconnectivity across multiple white matter fiber bundles develops over the first 2 years of life in subjects with TSC and ASD. Future studies examining brain-behavior relationships are needed to determine how variation in the brain structure is associated with ASD symptoms.
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are widely theorized to result from altered brain connectivity. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) has been a versatile method for investigating underlying microstructural properties of white matter (WM) in ASD. Despite phenotypic and etiological heterogeneity, DWI studies in majority male samples of older children, adolescents, and adults with ASD have largely reported findings of decreased fractional anisotropy (FA) across several commissural, projection, and association fiber tracts. However, studies in preschool-aged children (i.e.,
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundEarly intervention is a valuable tool to support the development of toddlers with neurodevelopmental disorders. With recent research advances in early identification that allow for pre-symptomatic detection of autism in infancy, scientists are looking forward to intervention during infancy. These advances may be supported by the identification of biologically based treatment and outcome measures that are sensitive and dimensional.Main body of abstractThe purpose of this review is to evaluate white matter neurodevelopment as a monitoring biomarker for early treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Fragil...
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The present study reports the challenges faced during the diagnosis and treatment of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis in a patient with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A 23-year-old woman intern in a special care institution attended the special care dental clinic of the authors with an unusual periodontal lesion involving tooth 47. Tooth extraction was performed with curettage of the surrounding structures for histopathologic examination. Microscopic examination diagnosed an aggressive juvenile periodontitis leading to suppurative osteomyelitis.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
This study shows that CA are released from periventricular and subpial regions to the cerebrospinal fluid and are present in the cervical lymph nodes, into which cerebrospinal fluid drains through the meningeal lymphatic system. We also show that CA can be phagocytosed by macrophages. We conclude that CA can act as containers that remove waste products from the brain and may be involved in a mechanism that cleans the brain. Moreover, we postulate that CA may contribute in some autoimmune brain diseases, exporting brain substances that interact with the immune system, and hypothesize that CA may contain brain markers that m...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Discussion of the above theories and a description of the setting and the connection between the two is used propose a potential music therapy model for work with this population at this point during the clients’ lifespan.
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results suggest that perceived and actual ASD knowledge are theoretically distinct constructs, such that self-reported ASD knowledge cannot serve as a proxy variable for actual ASD knowledge. Furthermore, individuals with low ASD knowledge are often not aware of their own ignorance, such that it is unlikely that they will independently seek additional knowledge or training in this area.
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
-Fang Yen Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction, communication and restricted and repetitive behavior. Few studies have focused on the effect of facial emotion recognition on bullying involvement among individuals with ASD. The aim of this study was to examine the association between facial emotion recognition and different types of bullying involvement in adolescents with high-functioning ASD. We recruited 138 adolescents aged 11 to 18 years with high-functioning ASD. The adolescents’ experiences of bullying involvement were measu...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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