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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: Asperger syndrome

July 2012

Clinical research: Autism diagnosis stable over time

by  /  24 July 2012

Nearly all children diagnosed with autism retain their diagnosis when screened again at 8 years of age, according to a population-based study of more than 1,000 children, published in June in the Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.

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Historic diagnosis

by  /  13 July 2012

Childhood disintegrative disorder may be the longest-lived of childhood psychiatric diagnoses. Austrian educator Theodor Heller described it more than 100 years ago, while working in a school for disabled children he had founded with his father. That reign may soon come to an end.

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June 2012

Service impact

by  /  29 June 2012

A report from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network analyzes the impact that the proposed changes to diagnostic criteria for autism are likely to have on people with the disorder.

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May 2012

Population-based studies key for assessing autism prevalence

by  /  29 May 2012

Studies of autism prevalence should screen a representative sample of all individuals in the population, even those with no indications of the disorder, says epidemiologist Young-Shin Kim.

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New report finds DSM-5 criteria unlikely to exclude many

by  /  24 May 2012

Contrary to previous studies, preliminary results from field trials of the new criteria for diagnosing autism suggest it will capture people on the high-functioning end of the spectrum.

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Blood biomarkers can help diagnose schizophrenia

by  /  2 May 2012

A biological signature in the blood could be used to aid the early diagnosis of schizophrenia, according to a study published 12 April in Molecular Psychiatry. The results suggest that various circulating immune molecules and metabolites reflect the biological changes that underlie neurological disorders.

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April 2012

Blocking bullies

by  /  3 April 2012

Children with autism are bullied three times more than their typically developing siblings, according to research from the Interactive Autism Network.

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Analysis of new diagnostic criteria for autism sparks debate

by  /  2 April 2012

A new analysis of proposed changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism suggests that the revision could exclude a substantial number of people with high-functioning autism. But critics say the study is fundamentally flawed.

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March 2012

Rising rates

by  /  30 March 2012

A new report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds that autism rates have risen 23 percent since 2009, from 1 in 110 children to 1 in 88.

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Adolescent woes

by  /  20 March 2012

Adolescents with autism report lower quality of life when it comes to relationships, but a better self-image and relationships with parents and teachers than do their typically developing peers, including those with diabetes.

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