Allergies during pregnancy associated with ADHD and autism in offspring...

Jan 22, 2017 by

New research presented at Neuroscience 2016 indicates that prenatal exposure to allergens alters brain development and function, which could be a contributing factor to neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD....

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SSRIs during pregnancy linked to child’s language and speech disorders...

Dec 7, 2016 by

New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry indicate that children born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors while pregnant may be at greater risk for speech and language disorders....

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Cognitive function tests are reliable for people with intellectual disabilities...

Nov 29, 2016 by

The UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a battery of tests seems to accurately measure cognitive changes over time for people with Fragile X, Down Syndrome and autism, among other intellectual disabilities....

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Autism risk in younger children increases if older sibling has it...

Oct 16, 2016 by

Children who have an older sibling with autism run 14 times greater risk of developing the disorder themselves. The risk level is consistent across gestational age at birth, and younger boys with ASD who had older brothers were much more likely (15%) to be affected than girls with older sisters with ASD (7%)....

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Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to ADHD and autism in offspring...

Aug 27, 2016 by

There’s new evidence linking prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and symptoms of ADHD and autism. But the researchers say pregnant women shouldn’t be concerned as there is not enough evidence to support the claim....

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With autism, brain connectivity fluctuates over time

Aug 7, 2016 by

A study published in “Brain Connectivity” says that the brains of people with autism can dip and rise in coordinated activity between regions of the brain....

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Mouse study indicates ASD not just disease of the brain

Jul 30, 2016 by

There’s new evidence indicating that some aspects of autism—including how touch is perceived, anxiety and social abnormalities—are linked to defects in another area of the nervous system: the peripheral nerves in our limbs, digits and other parts that communicate sensory information....

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