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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 […]

August 22, 2022

Placentation Syndromes Associated with Increased Rates of Autism

Defective Placentas Could Cause Improper Brain Development, Brain Injury, Increased Inflammatory Response Due to a Dysregulated Immune System, and Oxidative Stress Defective placentation describes several syndromic manifestations that can adversely affect fetal brain development. These conditions include placental abruption, term preeclampsia with a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant, preterm preeclampsia, and spontaneous preterm birth. A recent Swedish […]

August 22, 2022

Community Shares | August 22nd 2022

Community Shares: New research, which included parent-reported data on over 17,000 individuals with autism, has discovered substantial variability in the average ages of developmental milestone acquisition for individuals on the spectrum. The study’s authors found developmental delays increased with co-occurring intellectual disability, the presence of genetic variants associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, earlier autism diagnosis, and […]

August 12, 2022

Community Shares | August 15th 2022

Community Shares:  Researchers from Norway have discovered that children of foreign-born mothers have more than a seven times higher chance of developing autism than Norwegian children whose mothers were born within the country. This new study involved 142 children aged 2-6 years old with an autism diagnosis in Sør-Trøndelag in mid-Norway from 2016-2019. Information was […]

August 12, 2022

Insufficient Sleep Could Harm Developing Brains

Less Than 9 Hours of Sleep Can Cause Changes in Children’s Memory, Intelligence, and Well-Being New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that elementary school students who get less than nine hours of sleep each night exhibit notable differences in specific brain regions compared to those who get the advised […]

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