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October 02, 2023

Community Shares | October 2nd 2023

A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry examined 20 patients with autistic symptoms who had been treated with full-spectrum cannabis extracts (FCEs). The study showed that marijuana largely helps people with autism address their core symptoms. However, the study’s corresponding author painted a more complicated picture of whether and how people on the spectrum […]

October 02, 2023

Consuming a Mediterranean-Style Diet During Pregnancy Can Have Neurodevelopmental Effects on Offspring

New Research Shows that a Diet Rich in Mediterranean Foods is Linked to a Lower Likelihood of Neurodevelopmental Disorders According to a new prospective birth cohort study, a high maternal Mediterranean-style diet score (MSDS) was associated with a lower likelihood of overall neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) and other developmental disorders (DD) in offspring. The current study […]

October 02, 2023

People with Autism Face Increasing Risks of Chronic Physical Health Conditions

Conditions Occur Across All Organ Systems, Including the Brain, Gastrointestinal Tract and Endocrine System A study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge has found that individuals with autism have higher rates of chronic physical health conditions and are more likely to have complex health needs than previously thought. The study, published in the […]

September 25, 2023

Community Shares | September 25th 2023

A recent prevalence report of children aged 7 to 9 years in the Centro region of Portugal shows a rapid rise in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rates in a relatively short period. A comparison between the new rate (0.5%) and the rate from a national study in 1999-2000 (0.125%) demonstrates that the current prevalence estimates […]

September 25, 2023

Story-Telling Skills of Children on the Spectrum

Compared to Neurotypical Matched Controls, Kids with ASD Struggle with Phonological and Lexical Errors A recent Italian study has examined the storytelling skills of children with autism and compared those skills to neurotypical children. Participants in this research included 41 children with autism and 41 typically developing children between the ages of 7 and 11 […]

September 25, 2023

Could Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Stimulate the “Social Brain?”

One Biomedical Engineer Believes It Is Possible Through Targeting the Amygdala Xujun Duan, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, has recently conducted a clinical trial using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target the amygdala in children with autism aged 3 to 7 years old. The researcher […]

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