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March 01, 2021

Survey of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Suicidal Ideation for American Adults During Early Phases of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Higher Rates of Distress Exhibited by Individuals with Disabilities, Caregivers, and People with Sleep Problems  New research published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) focuses on a survey that examined mental health symptoms of American adults during the early phase (April-June 2020) of the coronavirus pandemic. The results of this survey are not […]

March 01, 2021

How Gut Microbes and Brain Disorders Could Be Linked

Findings May Lead to Microbiome Drugs for Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Fifteen years ago, neuroscientist Jane Foster discovered that bacteria in the gut may have influence over brain function and behavior. She came to this conclusion by conducting studies using two groups of mice. One group had healthy gut microbes and the other group lacked […]

March 01, 2021

Further Details Show Psilocybin to be a Budding New Autism Treatment

The Psychedelic Substance Supports Microbiome and Normalizes Serotonin Levels Last month, SafeMinds Shares reported on the stir psilocybin was creating in the financial world.  Market analysts and investors were viewing the psychedelic as a potential revolutionary autism treatment.  The autism treatment market is currently valued at $3.2 billion and is desperately lacking in drug therapies. […]

March 01, 2021

IACC Continues to Disappoint the Autism Community

Committee Has Not Met Since 2019, Each Panel Member’s Terms Has Expired The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is the organization that oversees  the nation’s efforts to manage the autism epidemic. Authorized by congress, the IACC is responsible for providing autism policy advice to the secretary of health and human services (HHS).  Shockingly, this committee […]

February 21, 2021

More Adaptive PE Teachers Needed for Students in Special Education

University of Minnesota Duluth Aims to Turn Out Licensed Teachers to Meet Demand Federal law mandates that physical education be provided to students with disabilities. Although teachers aren’t required to be licensed in order to instruct adaptive physical education (APE) to students with special needs, it is still challenging for school districts to find qualified […]

February 21, 2021

Cognitive Training Using Virtual Reality Effective for Kids on the Spectrum

The New Technology Provides a Safe Controllable Environment for Therapies A recent study published in Current Research in Behavioral Sciences theorizes that cognitive training through the use of virtual reality (VR) technology may now be a feasible autism treatment. Researchers have been interested in using VR to help children with autism connect with the world […]

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