Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Sunny Skies : Autism and ADHD Geography

Geographic Variation in the Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The Sunny Perspective. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23523340 Department of Experimental Psychology (MA, JLK), Utrecht University, Utrecht; Research Institute Brainclinics (MA), Nijmegen. Abstract BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood, with … Continue reading

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Autism and Bowel Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children with Functional Defecation Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23522863 Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Emma Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Abstract OBJECTIVE: To prospectively assess the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Co-morbidity and Autism

Psychiatric Comorbidity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison with Children with ADHD http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3602612/ The present study was conducted with the aim to identify comorbid psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (n = 40) and to compare those … Continue reading

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Antibodies , Mice and Autism

The maternal autoimmune environment affects the social behavior of offspring. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23537887 Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders with unknown etiology. BTBR-T+tf/J (BTBR) mice, a mouse strain with behaviors that resemble autism and with elevated levels of anti-brain antibodies … Continue reading

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