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November 14, 2022

Community Shares | November 14th 2022

A new case study examined the effect of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) on the gut microbiome of a 19-year-old with autism and motor dyspraxia. Contents of the FMT were obtained from a sibling donor. After the procedure, researchers found significant decreases in harmful gut bacteria and increases in beneficial gut bacteria in the teen. Incredibly, […]

November 14, 2022

Pet Ownership Linked to Better Mental Health Outcomes in Adults with Autism

New Research Shows Pets Help Manage Mood and Socializing for Those on the Spectrum British researchers have recently released a mixed-methods study investigating companion animal attachment for adults with autism. This research involved 735 adults, 326 of whom had autism. Study participants completed questionnaires that evaluated their social behaviors, autistic traits, and other factors. Pet […]

November 14, 2022

Age of Autism Diagnosis Improves Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

New Research Shows Age of Diagnosis Consistent Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Racial disparities in autism prevalence and age of autism diagnosis have been highlighted in the autism community for years. Previous research showed that White children were approximately 19% more likely than Black children and 65% more likely than Hispanic children to be diagnosed […]

November 07, 2022

Community Shares | November 7th 2022

Recent research has discovered that 84.2% of children with ASD treated for restless leg syndrome (RLS) with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose experienced improved sleep. The authors used ferric carboxymaltose to treat iron deficiency, a condition more common in children with ASD than kids without the disorder. Their study pointed out that children with ASD may not […]

November 07, 2022

Approximately 50% of Mothers of Children with Autism Exhibit Signs of Depression

However, a Mother’s Depressive Symptoms Did Not Lead to Behavioral Issues in Their Kids A new study published in the journal Family Process has discovered that about half of mothers of children with autism experience high depressive symptoms. This study included 86 mothers and their children, ages 2-16. Half of the mothers involved in this […]

November 07, 2022

Differences in Mental Health Problems between Young Men and Women with ASD

Females More Likely to Receive Diagnosis of and Be Hospitalized for Psychiatric Conditions The most extensive study on sex differences in psychiatric disorders for young adults (ages 16-25 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has recently been completed in Sweden. This research revealed that young females exhibited more mental health issues and psychiatric disorders than […]

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