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July 18, 2022

Frequent and Extreme Tantrums in Children Could Be an Indicator of DMDD

Condition is Often Confused with Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Autism When a child is irritable most of the time and has blowout tantrums several times a week at an age past when most kids have outgrown tantruming, it could be a sign that they have disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD). A new article from the […]

July 18, 2022

New Study Examines Central Nervous System Metabolism in Autism, Epilepsy, and Developmental Delays

Research Utilized Cerebrospinal Fluid to Identify Similarities and Differences Between Conditions A group of researchers from Arizona recently set out to study the metabolic profiles of three neurodevelopmental disorders: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), epilepsy (EPI), and developmental delays (DD). The team conducted their research by examining the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of children with these […]

July 18, 2022

Community Shares | July 18th 2022

Community Shares: A new study associated with Harvard Medical School has discovered that fentanyl causes autistic-like behaviors in young male and female mice by activating the mu-opioid receptor in the anterior cingulate cortex area of the brain. Additionally, these fentanyl-induced autistic-like behaviors appear to be partially driven by the reduction of Grin2b expression in the […]

July 11, 2022

Approximately 1 in 30 Children and Adolescents in the United States Have Autism

New Study Reports that ASD Rates Jumped More Than 50% from 2017 to 2020 A recent research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that the overall autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rate for American children ages 3 to 17 in 2019 and 2020 has risen to 3.14%. When separating data by year, the results show the […]

July 11, 2022

Review Article Educates ER Doctors on How to Improve Treating Kids with ASD

Understanding Common Medical Concerns Like GI Distress, Seizure Disorders, Mitochondrial Disease and Psychiatric Comorbidities is Key for ED Providers Children on the spectrum are four times more likely than neurotypical children to visit the emergency department (ED.) Due to sensory challenges and shortened attention spans; long waits, exposure to multiple providers, and unpredictable environments can […]

July 11, 2022

Accurate Naming: Optimal Outcome or Loss of Autism Diagnosis?

Researchers Lobby for Best Term for Individuals Who Move off the Spectrum Previous research shows that by age 19, approximately 9% of those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will largely overcome core difficulties associated with the condition and no longer retain an autism diagnosis. Over the years, many terms have been used to describe this […]

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