Category Archives: Depression

Maternal Immune System linked to Autism outcome

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/10/10/mum-s-immune-response-could-trigger-social-deficits-for-kids-wit.html Unlocking autism with applied research Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University … Continue reading

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Allergy, Inflammation and Autism

Atopic diseases and inflammation of the brain in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders Free Full Paper http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4931610/ Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect as many as 1 in 45 children and are characterized by deficits in sociability and communication, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Inflammation and Autism

How severe maternal inflammation can lead to autism-like behavior http://news.mit.edu/2016/maternal-inflammation-autism-behavior-0128 Immune molecules in infected mothers tied to brain and behavior abnormalities in offspring.   Anne Trafton | MIT News Office January 28, 2016   In 2010, a large study in … Continue reading

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Glutamate and a range of Disorders

Glutamate transporter dysfunction and major mental illnesses http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26793898 Abstract Glutamate is the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and plays an important role in most aspects of normal brain function. In this review, we demonstrate that various kinds … 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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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Autism – Significant Increased Prevalence

Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218138 The objective of this study was to measure the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which has not been well described … Continue reading

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Allergy and the Gut Microbiome

The role of the microbiota in preventing allergies http://www.pasteur.fr The human body is inhabited by billions of symbiotic bacteria, carrying a diversity that is unique to each individual. The microbiota is involved in many mechanisms, including digestion, vitamin synthesis and … Continue reading

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Infant Antibiotics – Infectious Diseases, Allergies , Autoimmune Diseases.

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases http://discover.umn.edu/news/science-technology/infant-antibiotic-use-linked-adult-diseases New study may lead to recommendations for antibiotic usage and a clinical test for measuring gut microbe development in children  A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has … Continue reading

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Chronic Inflammation – Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Chronic intestinal inflammation alters hippocampal neurogenesis http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/12/1/65/abstract Background Adult neurogenesis in the subgranular zone of the hippocampus is involved in learning, memory, and mood control. Decreased hippocampal neurogenesis elicits significant behavioral changes, including cognitive impairment and depression. Inflammatory bowel disease … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Cognitive / Behavioral Impairment

Prenatal Exposure to Common Air Pollutants Linked to Cognitive and Behavioral Impairment http://www.chla.org Everyday pollutants in and outside the home can be bad for the environment…and bad for your baby’s brain LOS ANGELES (March 25, 2015)- Researchers at the Institute … Continue reading

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