Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

Non Specialist Psychosocial Interventions can Benefit Children with Autism.

Non-Specialist Psychosocial Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability or Lower-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001572 Background The development of effective treatments for use by non-specialists is listed among the top research priorities for improving the lives … Continue reading

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Allergy and Core Autism Symptoms.

Autistic-like behavioural and neurochemical changes in a mouse model of food allergy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24333575 Abstract Food allergy has been suggested to contribute to the expression of psychological and psychiatric traits, including disturbed social behaviour and repetitive behaviour inherent in autism spectrum … Continue reading

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Maternal Immune System – Autism and Developmental Delay

Maternal Immune-Mediated Conditions, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Delay. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24337796 Abstract The maternal immune system may play a role in offspring neurodevelopment. We examined whether maternal autoimmune disease, asthma, and allergy were associated with child autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and … Continue reading

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