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Controversial Treatment For Autism Spectrum Disorder Proven Ineffective And Harmful
2012-11-30 11:44:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University found that a controversial autism treatment is ineffective and harmful. Called chelation, this treatment attempts to eliminate metals from the body in attempt to lessen the grasp of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Study coauthor Tonya N. Davis, PhD, assistant professor of educational psychology in Baylor´s School of Education, said: “The chemical substances used...

2012-10-31 03:31:20

The development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is much like that of children without ASD at 6 months of age, but differs afterwards. That's the main finding of the largest prospective, longitudinal study to date comparing children with early and later diagnosis of ASD with children without ASD. The study appears in the journal Child Development and has implications for clinical work, public health, and policy. The study was conducted by researchers at the Kennedy Krieger...

2012-09-24 22:02:46

Vanderbilt University researchers are reporting today that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of medical interventions in adolescents and young adults with autism. Despite studies that show that many adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders are being prescribed medications, there is almost no evidence to show whether these medications are helpful in this population, the researchers said. These findings are featured in the Sept. 24 issue of Pediatrics....

2012-09-19 16:34:56

Clinicians, parents should watch for concurrent medical and psychiatric problems that affect treatment of ASD One in 88 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study by a University of Missouri researcher found that many children with ASD also experience anxiety, chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems and atypical sensory responses, which are heightened reactions to light,...

2012-09-12 02:29:54

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TOMY, a leading global designer, producer and marketer of toys and collectible products sold to preschoolers, youths and adults, proudly announces a large scale donation in conjunction with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. TOMY will donate up to five hundred Chuggington Wooden Railway playtables and train sets, with a total value of up to $250,000, to preschools who serve children with autism....

2012-08-06 06:23:56

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Joan Fallon, founder and CEO of Curemark, a Rye, New York-based drug research and development company focused on the treatment of Autism and neurological diseases, today announced that the company has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence direct enrollment of children 9-12 years of age into its open-label extension study of CM-AT for children with Autism. A limited cohort of children and sites will be...

2012-06-12 06:57:09

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require an array of specialized health care services. With these services come higher costs for parents and insurance providers. University of Missouri researchers compared costs and types of services for children with ASD to costs and services for children with other conditions like asthma or diabetes. The researchers found children with ASD paid more for health care than children with other conditions. In addition, children with ASD used more...

2012-06-01 11:42:01

A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports Autism is a developmental disorder that affects social and communication skills. Irritability is a symptom of autism that can complicate adjustment at home and other settings, and can manifest itself in aggression, tantrums, and self-injurious behavior. These disruptive behaviors are frequently observed in children with autism, which may considerably affect their ability to function at home or in school. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is approved by...

2012-05-21 09:49:32

Preliminary results from an ongoing, large-scale study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows that oxytocin – a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain and throughout the body– increased brain function in regions that are known to process social information in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A Yale Child Study Center research team that includes postdoctoral fellow Ilanit Gordon and Kevin Pelphrey, the Harris Associate Professor...

2012-04-26 10:23:26

SEAL BEACH, Calif., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Autism Partnership Family Foundation hosted two complimentary workshops for parents and professionals on the importance of the development of social skills in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). More than 1,600 total attendees are scheduled to attend the workshops, making the event one of the largest autism events in the nation. Approximately 800 parents and professionals joined...