MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk

A new large-scale Danish study searches for connections between autism and the MMR vaccine. In particular, they investigate at-risk individuals. Once again, no links are found.

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Sibling Study Bolsters Genetic Link Between Autism, Attention Deficit

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, a new study suggests1. The reverse is also true.

Jan 23

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

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How a Video Game Could Help Children with Autism

A new digital treatment called Project: EVO, designed by prescription digital medicine company Akili Interactive, could help children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ...

Jan 9

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

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New Study Offers New Insights into Children with Autism

In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers was able to perform functional MRIs of a group of children with autism whose IQs averaged 54. This was nearly impossible to conduct before as it was a challenge for them to keep still for at ...

Jan 7

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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The 3 As: Autism, ADHD and Age

A recent study has found evidence linking the traits found in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) even in adulthood. This is one of the first studies examining the link between these two disorders in adults, and supports ...

Oct 10

Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development, Attention Deficit ...

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Children with autism have a different brain pathway

Children with autism have a social reward circuit that is different from healthy children. During an MRI scan conducted, scientists discovered that the social rewards circuit of children with autism is not as active.

Jul 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autistic Kids Twice as Likely to Suffer from Food Allergies

A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD.

Jun 12

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

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People With ASD Risk Being Manipulated Because They Can't Tell When ...

A new study shows that the ability to distinguish truth from lies is diminished in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) -- putting them at greater risk of being manipulated.

May 31

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Details of Brain Networks in Autism

A new study reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. The new approach provides a way to examine the location of individual brain networks with more ...

May 22

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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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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