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March 2018
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Many adults with autism also have depression

by , ,  /  7 March 2018

Nearly half of adults with autism will experience clinical depression in their lifetime, according to a new study.

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September 2017
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Australia’s new autism diagnosis guidelines may miss the mark

by , ,  /  12 September 2017

The presumption of the new report is that standardizing the method of diagnosis will address the problem of diagnostic uncertainty, but is it asking the right question?

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May 2017
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Hallucinations unusually common in adults with autism

by ,  /  24 May 2017

Negative experiences, such as being bullied or socially isolated, may lead to hallucinations.

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General practitioners urgently need autism training

by , ,  /  17 May 2017

Many general practitioners in the United Kingdom do not receive autism training, and report having little confidence in caring for patients on the spectrum.

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Higher perceptual capacity in autism can be both strength and challenge

by ,  /  16 May 2017

People with autism may have a higher perceptual capacity, which means that they are able to process more information at once than their typical peers.

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Parents can help children with autism become better storytellers

by ,  /  2 May 2017

Parents in a pilot program reported a significant improvement in their child’s narration and were also surprised to see the difference it made in their ability to communicate with their sons and daughters with autism.

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October 2016
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Autism features may be more severe in old age

by ,  /  18 October 2016

As more individuals with autism begin to reach old age, researchers have the opportunity to explore what the condition looks like in the elderly, and how best to support this population.

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September 2016
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Pregnant women’s immune response could lead to brain disorders in her children

by ,  /  1 September 2016

Maternal immune activation — caused by infection or even psychological stress during pregnancy — is a strong risk factor for neurological conditions such as autism.

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August 2016
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Memory and sense of self may play more of a role in autism than we thought

by ,  /  3 August 2016

When it comes to recalling personal memories, girls with autism may be more like typical developing girls than like boys with autism.

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June 2016
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How can we help young adults with autism thrive in the workplace?

by , , ,  /  20 June 2016

With the right framework and planning, people with autism can succeed in professional, highly competitive work environments.

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