Daily Archives: May 3, 2015

Maternal High Fat Diet – Autism and other Mental Health Disorders

Maternal High-Fat Diet Programming of the Neuroendocrine System and Behavior. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25913366 Abstract Maternal obesity, metabolic state, and diet during gestation have profound effects on offspring development. The prevalence of neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders has risen rapidly in the last … Continue reading

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Maternal BMI increases risk for Autism and other health conditions.

Maternal Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Child Psychosocial Development at 6 Years of Age. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25917989 Abstract BACKGROUND: Both obesity and developmental disabilities have increased in recent decades. Limited studies suggest associations between maternal prepregnancy obesity and child neurodevelopment. METHODS: The … Continue reading

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Autism Diagnosis – Children may need Multiple Screenings

Diagnostic stability in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder: a baby siblings research consortium study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25921776 Abstract BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) made before age 3 has been found to be remarkably stable in clinic- … Continue reading

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Autism and Epilepsy – Vagus Nerve Stimulation as Treatment

Autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and vagus nerve stimulation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25922052 Abstract PURPOSE: In individuals with a comorbid autistic spectrum disorder and medically refractory epilepsy, vagus nerve stimulation may offer the potential of seizure control and a positive behavioral side effect profile. … Continue reading

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