Autism study finds later diagnoses for girls, high rates of co-occurring disorders

(Brown University) A study analyzing the first 1,000 patients from the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment found that girls receive autism diagnoses an average of 1.5 years later than boys, and people with autism often have co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions.
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Condition:   Autism Spectrum Disorder Intervention:   Sponsors:   Massachusetts General Hospital;   Azienda Sanitaria Locale Salerno;   National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Recruiting
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Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion When analyzing the risk-benefit of folic acid supplementation at the recommended doses, 0.4 to 0.8 mg/day, it is concluded that the benefits outweigh the possible risks of developing ASD.
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AbstractThe role of gut microbiome was recently raised in the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The aim of this study was to elucidate changes in gut microbiome in Egyptian autistic children and its possible correlation with the severity of autism and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. The gut bacterial microbiome of 41 ASD children, 45 siblings, and 45 healthy controls were analyzed using quantitative SYBR Green real-time PCR technique targeting 16S rRNA of selected bacteria. The gut microbiome of ASD children and their siblings contained a higher relative abundance ofBact...
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Condition:   Autistic Disorder Interventions:   Drug: Dexmedetomidine;   Drug: Triclofos 100 MG/ML Sponsor:   Rabin Medical Center Not yet recruiting
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