Daily Archives: June 26, 2013

Grey Matter – ASD and ADHD

The Relationship Between Grey-Matter and ASD and ADHD Traits in Typical Adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23138728 Abstract We tested whether in 85 healthy adults (18-29¬†years) there is a relationship between grey-matter (GM) volume and autism and ADHD symptom severity. The structural MRI findings … Continue reading

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Autism and the Thalamus – Sensory and Motor Function

A Deep Brain Disorder http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news.aspx?s=74321 An SDSU research team has discovered that autism in children affects not only social abilities, but also a broad range of sensory and motor skills. By Natalia Van Stralen A group of investigators from San … Continue reading

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ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Adults

Asperger syndrome: a frequent comorbidity in first diagnosed adult ADHD patients? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23793277 Abstract BACKGROUND: Because adult ADHD is often accompanied by psychiatric comorbidities, the diagnostic process should include a thorough investigation for comorbid disorders. Asperger-Syndrome is rarely reported in adult … Continue reading

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Insulin Growth Factor-1 Treatment in Autism and Muscular Dystorphy

Insulin-like growth factor-1 rescues synaptic and motor deficits in a mouse model of autism and developmental delay. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23621888 Abstract BACKGROUND: Haploinsufficiency of SHANK3, due to either hemizygous gene deletion (termed 22q13 deletion syndrome or Phelan-McDermid syndrome) or to gene mutation, … Continue reading

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Diet and Autism

How nutritional status, diet and dietary supplements can affect autism. A review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23789306 Abstract Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms arising that are apparent throughout the patient’s lifespan. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are characterised by impaired social and communication … Continue reading

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