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August 01, 2022

Community Shares | August 1st 2022

Community Shares: A new systematic review analyzing serotonin research claims that there is no convincing evidence that depression is associated with, or caused by, lower serotonin concentrations or activity. The research team behind this work states that most of the reviewed studies found no evidence of reduced serotonin activity in people with depression compared to […]

August 01, 2022

Top 10 Issues Regarding Autism and Employment

Advice for Helping an Adult with Autism Get a Job Verywell Health recently published a list of 10 issues that can help an adult with autism (or parents of adults with autism) understand the challenges they may face when searching for employment. This much-needed list also includes resources that can lend support when looking for […]

August 01, 2022

Eye Contact is Not Necessary for Joint Attention According to New Research

Finding Raises Question If Children with ASD Actually Have Joint Attention Deficits The ability to achieve joint attention is fundamental to a child’s development. It is a critical step that encompasses learning about environments, supporting language development, and object word learning. Joint attention has long been assumed to be impaired in children with autism, but […]

August 01, 2022

Oxidative Stress Puts Babies and Children at Risk for Acetaminophen-Induced Neurodevelopmental Injury

Postnatal Exposure to the Drug in Susceptible Infants and Children Could Be Causal in Many Cases of ASD A team of North Carolina researchers recently reviewed the safety profile of paracetamol (acetaminophen) use for infants and children. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient for the over-the-counter drug Tylenol, which treats minor pain and reduces fevers. Since […]

July 25, 2022

New Program Offers Social-Sexual Education for Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

“Relationships Decoded” Teaches How to Have Safe Connections to People and May Prevent Sexual Abuse Many people with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, are interested in having romantic relationships but lack the knowledge and skills to develop these connections in a safe and meaningful way. This lack of knowledge is one of the reasons why California’s […]

July 25, 2022

Twins Affected by Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Autism Benefit from Drug Treatment

Secukinumab Not Only Eased Symptoms of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis but also Improved Psychopathological Profile In the past, autism has been associated with alterations in the immune system and related inflammation mediators. Therefore, it is not surprising that many individuals with autism also suffer from autoimmune disorders (e.g., type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, […]

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