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February 2014
News

New diagnostic category will hold subset of autism cases

by  /  3 February 2014

Most of the children who would lose their autism diagnosis under the diagnostic criteria released last year will fall under the new category of social (pragmatic) communication disorder, reports a large study of Korean children. The study was published last week in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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January 2014
Opinion

Untrained doctors slow autism care in many nations

by  /  31 January 2014

A shortage of trained doctors, lack of awareness and long waiting lists for specialized care delay diagnosis and treatment of autism in many low- and middle-income countries, report two new studies.

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News

New diagnostic criteria may abate autism prevalence

by  /  23 January 2014

About one in five children who appeared to have autism in 2006 and 2008 would lose that classification with the diagnostic criteria for autism released last year, according to a study published yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.

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News

Streamlined autism screen speeds up diagnosis

by  /  20 January 2014

An updated version of a test that detects autism symptoms in toddlers is shorter, simpler and more accurate than its predecessor, making it easier for pediatricians to identify children in need of further testing, reports a study published in the January issue of Pediatrics.

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News

Clinical research: Extra X increases risk of autism

by  /  7 January 2014

Men who have an extra X chromosome have an elevated risk of developing autism, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

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November 2013
News

Large U.K. study reports stable rates of autism

by  /  14 November 2013

The prevalence of autism among 8-year-old children remained relatively stable from 2004 to 2010 in the U.K., reports a study published 16 October in BMJ Open. But experts say the study may be underestimating autism’s rates in the general population.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Immigrant risk

by  /  12 November 2013

In Ireland, children born to women who have emigrated from certain African countries are more likely to be diagnosed with autism, and to have more severe symptoms of the disorder, than their peers, says Louise Gallagher.

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Opinion

Omani awareness

by  /  8 November 2013

Schoolteachers in Oman have a poor understanding of autism’s causes and symptoms, suggests a survey published 22 October in Autism.

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October 2013
News

Vision or hearing loss ups autism risk

by  /  31 October 2013

Children with poor vision or a hearing loss are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than are those in the general population, reports a large epidemiological study published in October.

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August 2013
News

Risk of epilepsy in autism tied to age, intelligence

by  /  19 August 2013

Children with autism who are older than 13 years and have low intelligence are at the greatest risk of having epilepsy, according to one of the largest epidemiological studies on the issue to date, published 4 July in PLoS One.

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