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June 13, 2022

Community Shares | June 13th 2022

Community Shares: New research from Sweden found evidence of an association between parental diagnoses of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the development of autism in their offspring. Four separate complementary studies investigated the suspected connection using a nationwide population-based cohort accessing Swedish registers. The research team discovered that while a parental link between IBD and […]

June 06, 2022

Intranasal Oxytocin Improved Social Interactions in Children with Autism

After 6-Week Treatment, Children Exhibited More Behavioral Adaptability and Less Repetitive Behaviors Previous research has shown that children with autism have lower blood levels of oxytocin than their neurotypical peers. Sometimes referred to as the “social hormone,” oxytocin serves several functions: promoting trust between people, moderating response to threats, and mother-child bonding. Children on the […]

June 06, 2022

Study Shows Adults with Autism Experience Poorer Health and Healthcare Than Those Without the Disorder

Lead Author of New Survey Sounds the Alarm to Healthcare Professionals Over Troubling Results According to new research from the University of Cambridge, individuals with autism are more likely to have chronic mental and physical health conditions than those without the disorder. Unfortunately, the report also shows they experience lower-quality health care. The current study’s […]

June 06, 2022

Dental Sealants and Flouride Varnish Prevent Tooth Decay for Children with ASD

Long Term Study Shows Preventative Measures Work Better in Combination Children with autism often have poor oral health and are at greater risk for gingivitis, tooth decay, and cavities. To make matters worse, kids on the spectrum are frequently distressed at dental appointments since it often includes experiencing several noises, smells, vibrations, and visual stimuli […]

June 06, 2022

Community Shares | June 6th 2022

Community Shares: New research, using a rat model, suggests that sleep apnea experienced in the last trimester of pregnancy can cause maternal inflammation leading to neural and behavioral changes in offspring. These changes raise the risk for illnesses affecting the brain including schizophrenia and autism. The study pointed out that male pups were more likely […]

May 29, 2022

Upcoming Study Aims to Evaluate the Effects of Psilocybin on Adults with Autism

First-Ever Mechanistic Study Will Examine Psychedilic’s Impact on Specific Brain Pathways Over the past few years, psychedelics have shown acceptable safety and efficacy for treating various neuropsychiatric disorders. SafeMinds Shares has previously reported on studies investigating the potential benefits of psilocybin, a hallucinogenic/psychedelic substance, for treating depression, PTSD, and autism.  Now, a new study is […]

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