Daily Archives: December 20, 2015

Autism and Asperger’s – IQ Profiling Differences

Discrepancy between WISC-III and WISC-IV Cognitive Profile in Autism Spectrum: What Does It Reveal about Autistic Cognition? Full Text http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0144645 Abstract The cognitive profile and measured intellectual level vary according to assessment tools in children on the autism spectrum, much … Continue reading

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White Matter and Autism

Atypical age-dependent effects of autism on white matter microstructure in children of 2-7 years. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26663516 Abstract Atypical age-dependent changes of white matter (WM) microstructure play a central role in abnormal brain maturation of the children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), … Continue reading

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Maternal Antidepressant Use and Autism

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26660917 Abstract Importance: The association between the use of antidepressants during gestation and the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children is still controversial. The etiology … Continue reading

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Generation – Mental Health and Disability 2015

Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low-Income Children. Free Full Text http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK332891/#sec_000169 Editors Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders; Board on the Health of Select Populations; Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Institute … Continue reading

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Toxicant Exposure and Autism – The Maternal Environment

The plausibility of maternal toxicant exposure and nutritional status as contributing factors to the risk of autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26613405 Abstract Recent research suggests the maternal environment may be especially important for the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Autism – Neurotoxicity of Traffic

Neurotoxicity of traffic-related air pollution. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26610921 Abstract The central nervous system is emerging as an important target for adverse health effects of air pollution, where it may contribute to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Air pollution comprises several components, including particulate … Continue reading

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Autism more prevalent in Urban environments – Denmark

Urban-rural differences in incidence rates of psychiatric disorders in Denmark. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26678865 Abstract Background People born in densely populated areas have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. Aims The purpose of this study was to investigate whether … Continue reading

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