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2012-03-05 23:28:20

Given that almost 70% of young adults with Asperger syndrome have suffered from depression, it is vital that psychiatric care staff are aware of this so that patients are given the right treatment, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Tove Lugnegård, researcher at the University of Gothenburg, has shown in her thesis that mood disorders and anxiety disorders are very common among young adults with Asperger syndrome. Around 70%...

2012-02-15 23:02:42

Children with autism often have problems developing motor skills, such as running, throwing a ball or even learning how to write. But scientists have not known whether those difficulties run in families or are linked to autism. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to autism as the culprit. “From our results, it looks like motor impairments may be part of the autism diagnosis, rather than a trait genetically carried in the family,” says...

2012-01-10 11:33:54

The underlying reason autism is often associated with gastrointestinal problems is an unknown, but new results to be published in the online journal mBio® on January 10 reveal that the guts of autistic children differ from other children in at least one important way: many children with autism harbor a type of bacteria in their guts that non-autistic children do not. The study was conducted by Brent Williams and colleagues at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University....

2011-11-09 22:35:01

Archives of General Psychiatry study suggests common diagnostic subcategories like asperger syndrome are flawed and provides questionable value To diagnose autism spectrum disorders, clinicians typically administer a variety of tests or scales and use information from observations and parent interviews to classify individuals into subcategories listed in standard psychiatric diagnostic manuals. This process of forming "best-estimate clinical diagnoses" has long been considered the gold...

2011-11-07 06:42:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It is time to learn a whole new way to approach autism. As research reveals, the brain structure of autistic individuals reveals qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition. "Recent data and my own personal experience suggest it´s time to start thinking of autism as an advantage in some spheres, not a cross to bear," Laurent Mottron, MD, PhD, professor at the University of Montreal's Department of Psychiatry and the...

2011-10-24 12:52:15

Autism and autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are currently diagnosed primarily through subjective observation of autistic behaviors. However, new research, presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), suggests that a physical abnormality in the airway may be a prominent indicator for autism and autistic spectrum disorders, making it a possible diagnostic marker for this disease. "With all of the bronchoscopies I´ve performed, I...

2011-10-24 06:50:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Diagnosing autism and autistic spectrum disorders through subjective observation may be a thing of the past.  According to a recent study, physical abnormality in the airway may be a prominent indicator for autism and autistic spectrum disorders, making it a possible diagnostic marker for this disease.   "With all of the bronchoscopies I´ve performed, I have not seen this type of abnormality in children who aren´t autistic," study author Barbara...

2011-10-04 11:59:10

New findings from a 16-year study confirm that the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the gold-standard for the classification of mental health conditions, can be used to accurately identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children with Down syndrome, according to research from Kennedy Krieger Institute. The DSM is used by a wide range of health professionals across clinical and research settings. Previously, the diagnosis of autism in children with Down syndrome...

2011-09-29 17:35:00

Eagles owners commit to furthering cutting-edge autism research in their backyard Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Christina Weiss Lurie and Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles owners and co-founders of the Lurie Family Foundation, announced a $2.5 million gift today to The Childrenâs Hospital of Philadelphiaâs Center for Autism Research (CAR). The gift will support genetic and brain imaging research to enable earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments for autism...

2011-09-28 19:29:46

More intense treatment better improves social and communication skills A primary characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is impairments in social-communication skills. Children and adolescents with social-communication problems face difficulty understanding, interacting and relating with others. University of Missouri researchers found that children who receive more intensive therapy to combat these impairments, especially at early ages, achieve the best outcomes....


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