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March 2022

DSM-5 revision tweaks autism entry for clarity

by  /  17 March 2022

Two new words and a text swap in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic “bible” are unlikely to affect clinical practice, experts say.

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Power shortages dim results of many neuroimaging studies

by  /  16 March 2022

An overreliance on small studies with limited reproducibility has slowed the advancement of neuroimaging, a new analysis suggests.

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By the Numbers: Mental health diagnoses, melatonin-tied polypharmacy, journal gender gap

by  /  16 March 2022

This edition of By the Numbers plots the rising rates of mental health conditions over the past 50 years, prescribing patterns in New Zealand and the gender gap among neuroscience journal editors.

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Ukrainian families seen waiting for a train to Poland. Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine, has now become a transit hub for women and children fleeing to Europe, while men return and travel to eastern Ukraine to defend the country.

My hope for Ukrainians with autism

by  /  15 March 2022

To think that what we are witnessing now in Ukraine is far removed from the world of autism would be a huge mistake.

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New autism clinicians reflect on skill gaps, gains after remote training

by  /  15 March 2022

The pandemic has forced many health-care students to train online, raising concerns about their readiness.

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Clinicians must put more effort into autism-specific medical care

by  /  14 March 2022

Without it, autistic adults with high support needs like my son are missing out on treatments that could reduce their suffering and improve their quality of life.

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Community Newsletter: Autism training for Black parents, Google’s built-in gender bias

by  /  13 March 2022

Social media in the autism research space this week talked about making training for Black parents of autistic children “culturally relevant” and how — right on time for #InternationalWomensDay — Google auto-demotes famous women scientists.

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Week of MarchMar
7th
2022

Spotted around the web: Cerebellar CHD8, microglia metamorphosis, family tree findings

by  /  11 March 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 7 March.

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Lindsay Shea standing in front of a white board.

Beyond the Bench: A conversation with Lindsay Shea

by  /  11 March 2022

Lindsay Shea talks about her work, her “dirt kitchen,” fried sticky buns and why her lab doesn’t have a mascot.

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Health-care barriers prevent many autistic people from seeking medical treatment

by  /  10 March 2022

In an online survey, autistic people reported that they often have trouble using the telephone to make medical appointments and experience sensory overload in waiting rooms, among other health care barriers.

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