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September 05, 2022

Community Shares | September 5th 2022

Another large cross-national study has found no support for the hypothesis that exposure to labor epidural analgesia can cause autism or ADHD in offspring. This paper adds to other research that found no connection between the two factors. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics two years ago caused a stir in the obstetric and anesthesiology […]

August 29, 2022

The World Health Organization Now Supports Mercury-Free Dentistry

WHO Report Concludes, “…phase-down and even phase-out of use of dental amalgam is achievable.” For over two decades, Consumers for Dental Choice lobbied the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the use of dental amalgam, which is made up of  50% toxic mercury. Their advocacy campaign finally paid off in September of 2020 […]

August 29, 2022

Adapted Social Skills Program Improved Social Knowledge, Responsiveness, and Engagement

16-week PEERS® Program Aided Young Adults with ASD and/or Mild Intellectual Impairment PEERS®, the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, is a 16-week evidence-based, parent/caregiver-assisted social skills training program.  The program aims to teach adolescents and young adults on the spectrum to make and keep friends, develop and maintain romantic relationships, as […]

August 29, 2022

Children with ASD Focused on Sameness Are More Prone to Anxiety

Wearing the Same Clothes, Taking the Same Routes, and Insistence on Following a Precise Routine Shows Problematic Rigidity A new Canadian study has found that children with autism who strongly prefer “sameness” in their daily lives may be more prone to develop anxiety. This research also discovered that interventions that address this tendency early on […]

August 29, 2022

Community Shares | August 29th 2022

For the first time, a team of researchers from Brown University has recorded electrical signals in the human brain associated with ebbs and flows of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms over an extended period. This new study could be an essential advancement for an emerging therapy called deep brain stimulation (DBS), which may be responsive to […]

August 22, 2022

Psychiatric Training Gaps Continue for Treating Autism and Intellectual Disability

Residents Continue to Receive Limited Training Experience in ASD, Even as Rates Surge Children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) have higher rates of co-occurring psychiatric conditions and symptoms than the general population. Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, suicidal ideation, and aggression are just a few common psychiatric conditions […]

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