Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories

2012-10-03 14:53:03

Study examines newly proposed DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder Parents should not worry that proposed changes to the medical criteria redefining a diagnosis of autism will leave their children excluded and deemed ineligible for psychiatric and medical care, says a team of researchers led by psychologists at Weill Cornell Medical College. Their new study, published in the October 1 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, is the largest to date that has tried to unpack the...

Autism Clues From Baby Non-Verbal Communication
2012-10-02 10:25:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Whether it be hand gestures, written words, or verbal phrases, communication is an important link between people. From one person to the next, communication passes on necessary messages. However, for children with autism, communication is much more difficult and autistic patients tend to have less interactions with those around them. With this in mind, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) decided to look more closely at...

2012-10-01 23:01:57

Throughout the month of October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) official parenting website, HealthyChildren.org, will offer registered users a free digital excerpt from the newly published Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know. A special discount will be offered as well in October when visitors purchase Autism Spectrum Disorders on the HealthyChildren Bookstore. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Throughout the month of October, the American Academy of...

Studying Autism With New Tech Tools
2012-09-26 07:19:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online People have said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Students of public speaking are encouraged to make contact, while Western businessmen utilize eye contact to signify that attention is given to the speaker. Reluctance in frequent or prolonged eye contact is also a sign of autism. Researchers have wanted to develop systems that could measure eye contact and other telltale signs of problem behaviors in autism. Recently,...

2012-09-20 08:58:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Poor eye contact. Loss of language skills. These are just a few behavior attributes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the National Institute of Health. Scientists at the Rush University Medical Center and the University of California, Davis MIND Institute recently discovered that an investigational compound focusing on the main symptoms of fragile X syndrome is able to help treat social withdrawal....

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,...

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