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

GO

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 ...

GO

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 ...

GO

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

GO

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

GO

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

GO

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

GO

Link between touch of autistic individuals and their social ...

The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have ...

Sep 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

GO

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.

Jul 28

Categories: Adult ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Obsessions & Compulsions ...

GO

No, autistic people do not have a "broken" mirror neuron system – ...

One of the more prominent examples, the “broken mirror hypothesis”, suggests that an impaired development of the mirror neuron system (MNS) is to blame. First observed in monkeys, mirror neurons are more active when you perform a certain action ...

Jul 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

GO

For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon

Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism

Jul 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

GO

There's No One-Size-Fits-All Way to Treat Autism

Families face a myriad of choices—and not all of them have been shown to be effective

Jul 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

GO

Brain scan method may help detect autism

Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool.

Apr 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

GO

Autism diagnosis taking too long, experts say

Medical experts in Newcastle, UK, say that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are still being diagnosed later than they should be, meaning they are not getting access to specialist services early enough.

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

GO

Brain maps highlight autism disorders

Brain maps of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show different levels of connectivity between parts of the brain compared with typical individuals, scientists report.

Mar 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

GO
Page(s)123456