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Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Neuroimaging Clinics of North AmericaAuthor(s): Heather L. Green, J. Christopher Edgar, Junko Matsuzaki, Timothy P.L. Roberts
Source: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Roberta De Simone, Alessia Butera, Monica Armida, Antonella Pezzola, Monica Boirivant, Rosa Luisa Potenza, Laura Ricceri
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by persistent deficits in social communication/interaction and stereotypic behaviors with many diagnosed persons experiencing a developmental regression at>1 year‑old. It was hypothesized that progressive childhood encephalopathy is an important etiological factor in ASD pathogenesis. This hypothesis‑testing study examined the relationship between diagnosed childhood encephalopathy and ASD. The Independent Healthcare Research Database is composed of de‑identified linked eligibility and claim healthcare records prospectively generated from the Florida Medi...
Source: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) Source Type: research
Online survey completed by individuals with autism, parent proxies shows lower QOL across age groups
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Abstract Preeclampsia is a dangerous hypertensive disorder of pregnancy with known links to negative child health outcomes. Here, we review epidemiological and basic neuroscience work from the past several decades linking prenatal preeclampsia to altered neurodevelopment. This work demonstrates increased rates of neuropsychiatric disorders [e.g., increased autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)] in children of preeclamptic pregnancies, as well as increased rates of cognitive impairments [e.g., decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), academic performance] and neurological disease (e...
Source: Trends in Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Trends Neurosci Source Type: research
Abstract Genes that are mutated in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can be classified broadly as either synaptic or developmental. But what if this is a false distinction? A recent spate of publications has provided evidence for developmental mechanisms that rely on neural activity for proper cortical development. Conversely, a growing body of evidence indicates a role for developmental mechanisms, particularly chromatin remodeling, during learning or in response to neural activity. Here, we review these recent publications and propose a model in which genes that confer ASD risk operate in signal transduction netwo...
Source: Trends in Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Trends Neurosci Source Type: research
ConclusionsPsychosocial interventions should address problems of anxiety and depression that people with MDs frequently experience, even through fostering parents ’ and childrens’ engagement coping over disengagement coping.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractIn peer-mediated intervention (PMI), peers act as agents of intervention. Previous reviews in this area have not addressed the effectiveness of using PMI with children with autism who are minimally verbal. Following a systematic search, we reviewed 25 studies where PMI was used to increase communication in minimally verbal participants. The majority of these (n = 23) were single-case experimental design studies in settings that included preschools, elementary schools, and high schools. PMIs varied in the amounts of training offered to peers and the types of activities in which children engaged. Social...
Source: Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- A new online survey appears to be a feasible and acceptable method for assessing patient- and parent-reported outcomes and quality of life for people with autism across the life span, according to a study published online...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
US autism rates have increased nearly 10% over 4 years, an indicator of improved early screening and diagnosis, and better detection in minorities.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
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