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August 29, 2021

Latest Research Shows Growing Out of ADHD is Unlikely

Earlier Estimates Showed 50% Remission in Adulthood, New Rate Indicates 10% ADHD is the most common childhood mental disorder. The newest estimates report that 9.6% of children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with the condition. Until recently, ADHD was viewed as a condition that vanishes in about half of those who received diagnoses. […]

August 29, 2021

Microstructural Abnormalities Discovered in Autism Cases in the Orbitofrontal Cortex and Amygdala

New Research Utilized MRI Brain Scans The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is the part of the brain which is found at the very front that sits just above the orbits (eye sockets). It has extensive connections with the sensory system and is involved in multiple psychological functions, such as emotional and cognitive processing, learning, and social […]

August 23, 2021

Community Shares | August 24th

According to a new article in the Tennessee Lookout, families who have a special needs member are having a hard time securing home-based care services. Not only is the state encountering a shortage of workers to fill these positions, but the two different agencies that provide caregivers are experiencing pay disparities. Due to these employment […]

August 23, 2021

One in 15 Men Carry Sperm Mutations Linked to Disease in Their Offspring

These Mutations May Potentially Cause 15% of ASD cases and Other Diseases Mosaicism is a condition in which a person has two or more genetically different sets of cells in their body. Every human experiences some level of mosaicism, but most of the time the condition is undetectable. However, when mosaicism occurs in sperm or […]

August 23, 2021

Sensorimotor Distinctions for People with Autism

Key Difference Exhibited in Rapid Processing Sensory Feedback Sensorimotor skills involve the process of receiving sensory messages (sensory input) and producing a response (motor output). This process is the basis of many abilities, everything from handwriting to zipping up a coat to language development. Sensorimotor skills have significant implications for education and independence over a […]

August 23, 2021

Relationship Between Environmental Factors for Children with Autism

Research from Cyprus Identifies Various Maternal and Neonatal Factors Linked to ASD  Last month, SafeMinds Shares reported on nine new research papers that investigated environmental factors during prenatal and neonatal periods. These studies associated inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, chlorpyrifos, lead, methylation problems, low vitamin D levels, and PFAS exposure as possible culprits for the […]

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