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January 30, 2023

Immune System Abnormalities Implicated in Multiple Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Genetic Risk Followed by an Environmental Trigger Can Cause Disrupted Brain Function A team of British researchers from Cambridge University has linked immune system abnormalities with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD. Additionally, the research team discovered that environmental exposures (e.g., stress or infections)  that generate […]

January 30, 2023

Autism Prevalence Rates Increased 500% in New York-New Jersey Metro Region

Highest Increase Seen in Children without Intellectual Disabilities New autism prevalence research from the Rutgers School of Public Health shows that documented cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the New York-New Jersey metro region increased by as much as 500% between 2000 and 2016. This same research also discovered that the highest increase in […]

January 23, 2023

Community Shares | January 23rd 2023

Overexcitabilities are inborn intensities that indicate a heightened ability to respond to stimuli. This condition is often found in creative and gifted individuals and is expressed by increased sensitivity, awareness, and intensity. A new research article found that compared to the general population, members of MENSA exhibited considerably elevated rates of autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, […]

January 23, 2023

Children with ASD Are at a Significantly Increased Risk of Poisoning

Kids Aged 5-9 and Those with Co-occurring ADHD or ID Are at Even More Risk A team of researchers from Columbia University recently analyzed data concerning emergency department (ED) visits due to poisonings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The data obtained from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for 2016-2018 estimated how often children […]

January 23, 2023

When and Where Ancestors Lived May Increase Autism Risk

Environmental Exposures to Pollutants Could Produce Disruptive Effects on Genetic Information Passed From Prior Generations Health scientists from the University of Utah recently utilized a unique combination of geographic and population data to study Utah families. They concluded that when and where parents and grandparents were born and raised could contribute to an increased risk […]

January 16, 2023

Community Shares | January 16th 2023

Recent research from China has found the weighted prevalence of ADHD, ASD, ID, and LD for American children was 8.5% (95% CI: 7.9–9.2%), 2.9% (95% CI: 2.6–3.4%), 1.4% (95% CI: 1.2–1.7%), and 6.4% (95% CI: 5.8–7.0%), respectively. Data for this study came from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and included 14,983 children and adolescents […]

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