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June 20, 2022

Adolescent Boys with ASD Have Nearly a 3-Fold Higher Risk for Self-Harm

Self-Harm Among Teens is a Strong Predictor for Future Suicidal Ideation A longitudinal investigation in a non-clinical population examining the risk of hospitalization with self-harm for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was recently published in BMC Medicine. This British study linked school census data with routinely collected mental health information for four boroughs in […]

June 20, 2022

Community Shares | June 20th 2022

Community Shares: Troxel Law is looking for claimants who took Tylenol or generic acetaminophen while pregnant and had a child that later developed autism or ADHD. The law firm believes mothers in this situation are eligible for compensation. Research from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health shows that the risk of developing ADHD or ASD […]

June 13, 2022

Antibiotics Exposure in Pregnancy Affects the Gut Microbiota in Offspring

Gut Bacteria Alterations Are Dependent on Offspring’s Sex To prevent newborn sepsis caused by maternal Group B Streptococcus exposure, antibiotic use was promoted during labor and delivery starting in the 1990s. Since then, the use of prophylactic antibiotics given to laboring mothers has increased to more than 30% of all deliveries in the United States. […]

June 13, 2022

Intranasal Esketamine Shows Efficacy for Treating Autism-Related Depression

Case Report Indicates Drug Also Decreased Suicidal Ideation and Improved Social Cognition A twenty-four-year-old woman with autism recently finished a successful eight-week trial of intranasal esketamine to treat her comorbid symptoms of depression. The woman, who lives in Italy, had previously been misdiagnosed as bipolar and had a history of depression and suicidal thoughts. After receiving […]

June 13, 2022

Behavioral-Based Educational Intervention Can Promote Pain Communication for People with Autism and Intellectual Disability

Participants in New Study Learned How to Report Pain Location, Pain Levels, and Ask for Relief Self-reporting of pain for individuals with co-morbid autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability (ASD-ID) is an area of research that has historically lacked thorough investigation. Due to communication deficits for those with ASD-ID, the presence of pain can result […]

June 13, 2022

Community Shares | June 13th 2022

Community Shares: New research from Sweden found evidence of an association between parental diagnoses of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the development of autism in their offspring. Four separate complementary studies investigated the suspected connection using a nationwide population-based cohort accessing Swedish registers. The research team discovered that while a parental link between IBD and […]

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