Brain scans may uncover signs of autism and developmental delays
17 hours ago
In the brains of elementary school children may lie clues for understanding differences in behavior among those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.
Study shows cognitive behavioural therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism
Apr 24, 2018
New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger.
Healthcare costs for adults with autism more than double those for general population
Apr 24, 2018
Researchers compared total annual healthcare costs for adults on the autism spectrum to costs for adults with attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and adults in the general population and found them to be 20% ...
Research reveals autism and schizophrenia share common traits
Apr 24, 2018
New research at Swinburne has revealed a significant overlap in the traits associated with autism and schizophrenia.
Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?
Apr 19, 2018
Definitions of autism often evoke the language of disease or abnormality. This medicalized approach fails to represent the full diversity of views within the autism community, say U. of I. speech and hearing science professor ...
France's autism problem – and its roots in psychoanalysis
Apr 17, 2018
France has a problem with autism. The country's highest administrative court estimates that there are 700,000 autistic people in France. However, only 75,000 are diagnosed. Autistic children have historically been diagnosed ...
Defining the biology of autism
Apr 09, 2018
When approaching faculty to gauge interest in a new Feinberg center focusing on autism, Peter Penzes, Ph.D., Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received puzzled responses from some professors ...
Lagging decades behind on autism care, France plays catch-up
Apr 05, 2018
When Gaspard Bigand was 3 years old, his pre-school teachers labeled him "different." But his parents got zero advice from the French education or health care systems, and it took two years for him to be diagnosed with autism.
Anti-psychotics used to manage autism and intellectual disability behaviour can have serious side effects—new study
Apr 04, 2018
Antipsychotic medication is typically licensed in the UK for people with serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia. But in recent years, some antipsychotic drugs have been prescribed more and more "off label". ...
Rumination leads to problems in boys with autism
Apr 03, 2018
Boys with autism are more prone to develop physical complaints, depression and aggressive behaviour. Psychologists at Leiden University have discovered that this is mainly related to rumination. Publication in the Journal ...