Autism

Brain structural elements in psychiatric disorders
July 7, 2020
While researchers have previously identified brain structural signatures associated with individual neurological diseases using techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a team of scientists has now compared data from multiple studies to find brain structural abnormalities shared between ...
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Sensory neurons outside the brain drive autistic social behaviors, study suggests
July 7, 2020
A new study lends further evidence that the social behaviors tied to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) emerge from abnormal function of sensory neurons outside the brain.
Study paves way for earlier autism diagnosis in Indiana
July 6, 2020
Researchers in Indiana have developed a statewide early ASD screening and evaluation system in the primary care setting showing success in improving access to evaluations and lowering the age of diagnosis. This study is the first of its kind in the U.S. to include health care systems across an entir...
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Unexpected mental illnesses found in a spectrum of a rare genetic disorder
June 25, 2020
Researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. These patients had a ''double hit'' condition that combined features and symptoms of fragile X syndrome and premutation disorder, in addition to a range of psychiatric symptoms. The findings revealed ...
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Genes affecting brains and brawn?
June 24, 2020
Genes located in 'copy number variants' (CNVs) -- parts of chromosomes that are missing in some individuals and duplicated in others -- that are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders affect more than just brain development, according to new research....
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A shorter IQ test for children with special needs
June 24, 2020
For decades, neuropsychologists have used the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children test as the gold-standard intelligence quotient (IQ) test to determine the intellectual abilities of children with special needs. However, this comprehensive test can take up to 2 hours to complete, and many child...
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Medicinal cannabis may reduce behavioral problems in kids with intellectual disabilities
June 24, 2020
Cannabidiol, a type of medicinal cannabis, may reduce severe behavioral problems in children and adolescents with an intellectual disability a new study has found.
Scientists uncover new genetic mutations linked to autism spectrum disorder
June 24, 2020
Scientists have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1 that affect brain development and impair memory and learning. The research also revealed that CNOT1 interacts with several known autism spectrum disorder (ASD) genes, opening new research avenues for the condition....
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Mindfulness improves decision-making, attention in children with autism
June 3, 2020
School-based mindfulness programs show promise in teaching children with autism to better control impulses, according to new research.
Using brain imaging to demonstrate weaker neural suppression for those with autism
May 29, 2020
A new study shows the differences in visual motion perception in autism spectrum disorder are accompanied by weaker neural suppression in the visual cortex of the brain.
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