Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Improve Emotion Regulation in ...

Recent research has found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not just anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger.

May 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Kids With Autism

A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risker for anxiety and mood disorders.

Apr 2

Categories: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism ...

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Researchers link defects in a nuclear receptor in the brain to autism ...

In furthering knowledge pertaining to ASD, scientists have discovered a critical nuclear receptor in the brain linked to ASD. The finding would pave the way for future research in regard to this protein, to improve early diagnosis and intervention ...

Mar 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autism study finds early intervention has lasting effects

Teaching parents of children with autism how to interact more effectively with their offspring brings the children benefits that linger for years, according to the largest and longest-running study of autism interventions. It has been lauded as one ...

Mar 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Male susceptibility to autism linked to male hormones in early-stage ...

Autism has been thought of as an extreme form of the male mind, given the disproportionate percentage of males and females suffering from autism. New research has found that male susceptibility to autism linked to male hormones in early-stage brain ...

Feb 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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A Positive Correlation between ADHD and Autism

New research finds a relationship between ADHD and ASD traits and behavior. 334 participants were taken from a healthy adult population and self-report measures were used assess the respondents.

Nov 17

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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Why do those with autism avoid eye contact?

Imaging studies reveal over-activation of sub-cortical brain structures in response to direct gaze.

Jun 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know

Autism is one of the most common disorder in the world. Despite its prevalence, it remains largely an area that most of us may not be very aware of. Here are 10 autism facts that we should all know.

Apr 8

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy

There is a fine line between autism and alexithymia – feeling emotions but being unable to identify them. Persistent stereotype that people with autism are individuals who are lacking in empathy and failed to understand emotion. Although it is ...

Jan 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than ...

Dec 29

Categories: Adult ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...

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Why Toddlers with Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Science has long debated whether meeting another's gaze feels unpleasant or just uninteresting. A new study has lent support to one side of the debate with the finding that toddlers with autism are oblivious to the social information in the eyes, ...

Dec 20

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or ...

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Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable

Drexel University professor devised a new method to diagnose children on the spectrum for anxiety symptoms – which tend to be masked by symptoms of autism was recently proven to be effective.

Dec 12

Categories: Anxiety, Autism spectrum disorders, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Autistic people’s social difficulties linked to abnormal processing ...

Besides problems with social interactions, it has been known for a while that many people with autism experience sensory abnormalities, such as hypersensitivity to sounds, light or touch. With sensory impairment now officially included in diagnostic ...

Nov 18

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Photos taken by autistic people and neurotypicals differ in ...

People with autism have social difficulties and this manifests in simple psychological tests – for example, if you ask them to look at photographs of faces, they will typically spend less time looking at the eye region. But what about if we turned ...

Nov 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Adults with Asperger's at higher risk of suicidal thoughts

In what is deemed the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK suggest that adults who have Asperger's syndrome are at much higher risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts than the general ...

Sep 20

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders

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