Tag: depression

October 2015
News

Gender disparities in psychiatric conditions

by  /  19 October 2015

Autism is not the only brain disorder that is more common in one sex than in the other.

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News

Prozac during pregnancy alters mouse pup behavior

by  /  19 October 2015

Pregnant mice exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine have pups with autism-like behavioral impairments.

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August 2015
News

Depression common among men with autism, study finds

by  /  24 August 2015

Most men with autism have other psychiatric disorders such as depression, finds a study of 50 men diagnosed with the disorder more than 20 years ago. The findings highlight the range of challenges for adults with autism, many of whom lack the help they need.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Young adults with autism flounder in face of service gaps

by  /  11 August 2015

A dearth of job-training programs and other services means that many young adults with autism struggle to lead productive, independent lives, suggests a national report. 

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News

Control centers for genes rife with autism-linked DNA blips

by  /  3 August 2015

DNA sequences called enhancers — which boost the expression of genes from within or outside them — are enriched for genetic variants linked to autism, suggests a new study. The finding may help researchers understand how variants outside genes contribute to autism.

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July 2015
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2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Identity crisis; chemical restraint

by  /  17 July 2015

Autism labels incite controversy, and a report exposes overmedication of people with autism.

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News

Short chromosome caps may up autism risk in families

by  /  6 July 2015

Telomeres, the structures at the tips of chromosomes, tend to be unusually short in people with autism and their immediate family members.

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June 2015
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2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Celebrating scrutiny; impact detractor

by  /  19 June 2015

Highlighting retractions can keep researchers in check, and a top journal editor wants to rethink ‘impact.’

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May 2015
News

Adults with autism are at risk for host of health problems

by  /  16 May 2015

Adults with autism are at an increased risk for diabetes, depression and a number of other health problems, suggests a large survey of electronic health records.

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December 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Understanding aggression in autism

by ,  /  5 December 2014

Two new studies explore the link between autism and aggression — a controversial connection that weighs heavily on individuals with the disorder and their families.

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