Daily Archives: October 5, 2013

Schizophrenia, White Matter and Season of Birth – Environment

Alterations of White Matter Integrity Related to the Season of Birth in Schizophrenia: A DTI Study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24086548 Abstract In schizophrenia there is a consistent epidemiological finding of a birth excess in winter and spring. Season of birth is thought to … Continue reading

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ASD prevalence in Norway

Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Palsy in Norwegian Children http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/1/e152.full Abstract BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have investigated the prevalence of neurologic and neurodevelopmental disorders individually, but few have examined them collectively, and there is uncertainty as to what extent … Continue reading

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Immigrant Population and Autism – Irish / African Study

Autism in a recently arrived immigrant population. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24085582 Abstract This study aims to establish whether children of an immigrant maternal population presented with a higher rate of autism than the indigenous population and to explore their presentation with regard to … Continue reading

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New US Autism Prevalence Data – Health System Data – Significant Rises

PS1-13: Variation in the Incidence and Prevalence of Autism from Multiple Health Systems: Findings from the Mental Health Research Network Autism Registry Study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24085994 Background/Aims Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, as well … Continue reading

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Autism Mothers – Oxytocin, Arg-Vasopressin and Testosterone

Mothers of Autistic Children: Lower Plasma Levels of Oxytocin and Arg-Vasopressin and a Higher Level of Testosterone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24086383 Abstract BACKGROUND: Autism is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder,thought to be caused by a combination of genetic heritability and environmental risk factors. Some … Continue reading

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Autism x Epilepsy – Polish Study Finds 64% EEG abnormalities / 28% Seizures

Somatic Overgrowth Predisposes to Seizures in Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24086423 Abstract BACKGROUND: Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorders with seizures or abnormal EEG (Autism-Epilepsy Phenotype) suggests shared pathomechanisms, and might be a starting point to identify distinct populations within the clinical … Continue reading

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