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NIH Study on Autism Finds Entire Brain Affected
A recent study by the National Institutes of Health has indicated that neurological signs in autistic patients are not limited to the brain areas involved in social interaction, communication, and reasoning. Previously it has been held that problems in tho...
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Sensory Integration Dysfunction Misdiagnosed as ADHD, Autism
In a seminar by the Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals Association last week, Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato suggested that some children diagnosed with ADHD, Asperger's syndrome or Pediatric Bipolar Disorder may in fact be suffering from Sensory Integrat...
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Autism Genome Project Indentifies New Genetic Links
An international research project analyzing DNA samples from 1,168 families with two or more children with autism has located two possible sites linked to the development of the disorder: a "previously unsuspected" region of chromosome 11 and the deletion o...
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High Testosterone Levels in the Womb May Cause Autism
An eight-year study by British researchers has linked high levels of testosterone in the womb to increased incidence of autistic traits later in life. Dr. Simon Baron Cohen, the director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge Universi...
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Autism Linked to Brain Overgrowth in First Year of Life
Brain overgrowth between the ages of six and twelve months may may contribute to the development of autism, suggests research presented at last week's American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
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PsychBriefs: January 6-12, 2008
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Autism Rates Rise to Almost 1 Percent
The CDC reports a 57 percent increase in the incidence of autism, bringing rates close to 1 percent.
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Newborns Learn While Asleep
Sleeping babies are doing more than giving their parents a much-needed rest--they are learning at an incredible rate.
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The Connection Between Autism And Contagious Yawning
Research finds children with autism are less likely to experience contagious yawning.
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