LearningRx reviews study on autism

Mar 23, 2017 by

Absence of one protein may explain 1 in 3 cases of autism Research published in Molecular Cell indicates that up to one-third of people with autism may be lacking a single protein in their brain, which could lead to new treatments for some....

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Low oxytocin may lead to low empathy in those with autism

Feb 27, 2017 by

Researchers examined patients with low level oxytocin, the hormone responsible for parenting bonding and romantic attachment, and concluding that low oxytocin may lead to low empathy....

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Early interventions for parents of kids with ASD reduces symptoms...

Feb 25, 2017 by

A long-term study has found that early intervention centering on helping parents communicate with their child reduces the severity of symptoms related to autism....

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Exercise should be fun to help kids with autism and ADHD remain active...

Feb 17, 2017 by

A sampling of adults living with young people with autism or ADHD indicates that the best way to help the adolescents exercise is to make it fun....

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Autistic toddlers don’t avoid eye contact but do miss its significance...

Feb 5, 2017 by

A study of toddlers with autism has found that they don’t actively avoid eye contact, but rather look less at the eyes of others. It could be because they find it negative and stressful, or it could be because they don’t perceive social cues from the eyes as being important....

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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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