Tag: autism

February 2020
News

Increase in intelligence scores may not alter autism traits

by  /  4 February 2020

People with autism show significant improvements in cognitive ability from age 12 to 23 years, but their autism traits remain stable over this time.

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News

Analysis offers first reliable estimate of prevalence in Oman

by  /  3 February 2020

A new study has found that 0.2 percent of children in Oman are on the autism spectrum — an estimate about 15 times higher than the previous one.

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January 2020
Week of JanuaryJan
27th
2020
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Gut microbiome, oxytocin treatment, hippocampus development

by  /  31 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 27 January.

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News

Repetitive behaviors and ‘stimming’ in autism, explained

by  /  31 January 2020

Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors constitute one of two criteria that define autism in the diagnostic manual for psychiatry.

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News

Structure of brain matter in young autistic children may show distinct patterns

by  /  30 January 2020

The long fibers of neurons in the brains of young children with autism are structured differently from those of their neurotypical peers — and from those of older children with the condition.

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News

The link between parental age and autism, explained

by  /  28 January 2020

Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.

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Two silhouettes, of child and an adult in a twilight colored setting. We can see inside the brain and interactions with medicine and the brain. The child's head is surrounded by clouds and the adult head is in the clear.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Why serotonin medications may yet help children with autism

by  /  28 January 2020

A class of medications used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder seems to ease compulsive behaviors in adults with autism. Why can’t we tell if these medications work similarly in children with the condition?

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Opinion

Psychology research skews mostly white and wealthy

by ,  /  27 January 2020

For decades, the overwhelming majority of psychology research has examined people who live in the United States and other affluent Western countries — presenting a skewed view of the human mind.

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News

Siblings of autistic children may have distinct facial features

by  /  27 January 2020

Siblings of autistic children, like those with the condition, tend to have faces that are more masculine than average.

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News

In brain imaging studies of autism, location may alter results

by  /  27 January 2020

A new analysis hints at the source of the rampant inconsistency among brain imaging studies in autism: significant differences among study sites.

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