Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

Acute Behavioral Crises in Autism linked to a Range of Factors

Acute behavioral crises in psychiatric inpatients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): Recognition of concomitant medical or non-ASD psychiatric conditions predicts enhanced improvement. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25575287 Abstract During adolescence, some individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) engage in severe challenging behaviors, such as … Continue reading


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Salivary Biomarkers – point to role of Gastrointestinal and Immune disturbances in Autism

A Pilot Proteomic Analysis of Salivary Biomarkers in Autism Spectrum Disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25626423 Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevalence is increasing, with current estimates at 1/68-1/50 individuals diagnosed with an ASD. Diagnosis is based on behavioral assessments. Early diagnosis and intervention … Continue reading

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Autism, Maternal Infection and Epigenetics

Epigenetics of Autism-related Impairment: Copy Number Variation and Maternal Infection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25629966 Abstract OBJECTIVE:: Epidemiological data have suggested maternal infection and fever to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Animal studies show that gestational infections perturb fetal … Continue reading

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Common Pesticide Raises ADHD Risk – Implications for Autism.

Common Pesticide May Increase Risk of ADHD http://news.rutgers.edu Rutgers study suggests that pregnant women and young children are more susceptible Thursday, January 29, 2015 By Robin Lally A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system … Continue reading

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