Daily Archives: April 24, 2013

Antidepressants and Autism

Parental depression, maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy, and risk of autism spectrum disorders: population based case-control study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23604083 Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the … Continue reading

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Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines , BDNF and Autism.

Altered Cytokine and BDNF Levels in Autism Spectrum Disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23604965 Department of Anatomy, Histology, Legal Medicine and Orthopaedics, Sapienza University, Viale Regina Elena, 336, 00161, Rome, Italy Abstract The contribution of neuroimmune functioning and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) to functional … Continue reading

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Epigenetic Changes In Autism

Epigenetic changes shed light on biological mechanism of autism http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/news/records/2013/April/Epigenetics-autism.aspx Scientists from King’s College London have identified patterns of epigenetic changes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by studying genetically identical twins who differ in autism traits.  The study, published … Continue reading

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Valproate and Autism again.

Use of Anti-Epileptic Drug During Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk of Autism http://media.jamanetwork.com/news-item/use-of-anti-epileptic-drug-during-pregnancy-associated-with-increased-risk-of-autism/ CHICAGO – Maternal use of valproate (a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders) during pregnancy was associated with a significantly increased risk … Continue reading

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