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March 06, 2023

Review Finds People with Autism Have a Higher Prevalence of Parkinsonism

A Higher Rate of Parkinson’s Disease Also Discovered in Older Adults with ASD Researchers from the University of Singapore have recently published a systematic review evaluating the clinical and genetic associations between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and parkinsonian features. The team discovered that individuals with ASD have a higher prevalence of parkinsonism, including Parkinson’s disease […]

March 06, 2023

New ADDM Report Shows 11.6% of Kids with ASD Are Diagnosed After Age 8

Children of Hispanic Heritage Are More Likely to Receive a Late Diagnosis  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently released their first autism spectrum disorder (ASD) surveillance report focusing exclusively on adolescents. This research investigated diagnostic patterns, co-occurring conditions, and transition planning for 8–16-year-olds on the spectrum. The report used longitudinal population-based […]

February 27, 2023

Community Shares | February 27th 2023

Results from a new study have shown significant differences in attention to motherese speech between toddlers with and without autism. This research reported that neurotypical toddlers showed almost uniform attention to motherese speech, while toddlers on the spectrum demonstrated a wide range of attention levels to motherese speech. Some toddlers with autism had a high […]

February 27, 2023

Review Finds Maternal Brain-Reactive Antibodies An Overlooked Field of ASD Research

Authors Suggest Maternal Brain-Reactive Antibodies May Account for up to 20% of ASD Cases A team of scientists from the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research recently conducted a review that summarizes data from clinical and animal models detailing the role that pathogenic maternal antibodies (Abs) have in the development […]

February 27, 2023

Overlapping Symptoms of ASD and Personality Disorders Can Lead to Misdiagnosis

68% of Individuals with ASD Met the DSM Criteria for at Least One Personality Disorder During the past two decades, researchers have recognized that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and personality disorders (PDs), including borderline personality disorder (BPD), share several similarities. A previous study found that 42 of 62 (68%) patients with an ASD diagnosis also […]

February 20, 2023

Community Shares | February 20th 2023

According to a new population-based study, children who have both autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop anxiety, depression, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and other mental health conditions compared to children with only autism or only ADHD. Specifically, the research reports that children with both conditions are four times as likely to […]

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