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November 14, 2022

Age of Autism Diagnosis Improves Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

New Research Shows Age of Diagnosis Consistent Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Racial disparities in autism prevalence and age of autism diagnosis have been highlighted in the autism community for years. Previous research showed that White children were approximately 19% more likely than Black children and 65% more likely than Hispanic children to be diagnosed […]

November 07, 2022

Community Shares | November 7th 2022

Recent research has discovered that 84.2% of children with ASD treated for restless leg syndrome (RLS) with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose experienced improved sleep. The authors used ferric carboxymaltose to treat iron deficiency, a condition more common in children with ASD than kids without the disorder. Their study pointed out that children with ASD may not […]

November 07, 2022

Approximately 50% of Mothers of Children with Autism Exhibit Signs of Depression

However, a Mother’s Depressive Symptoms Did Not Lead to Behavioral Issues in Their Kids A new study published in the journal Family Process has discovered that about half of mothers of children with autism experience high depressive symptoms. This study included 86 mothers and their children, ages 2-16. Half of the mothers involved in this […]

November 07, 2022

Differences in Mental Health Problems between Young Men and Women with ASD

Females More Likely to Receive Diagnosis of and Be Hospitalized for Psychiatric Conditions The most extensive study on sex differences in psychiatric disorders for young adults (ages 16-25 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has recently been completed in Sweden. This research revealed that young females exhibited more mental health issues and psychiatric disorders than […]

October 31, 2022

Oral Microbiome Therapeutic Shown to Reduce Rates of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile

A Phase 3 Trial of SER-109 Was Well Tolerated and Displayed Benefits Through 24 Weeks A phase 3 trial of SER-109 found the drug to be superior to placebo in reducing the rate of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (rCDI) by week 8 (12% vs. 40%; relative risk [RR], 0.32 [95% CI, 0.18-0.58]). SER-109 is an […]

October 31, 2022

Kids Considered Video Gamers Exhibited Better Cognitive Performance than Those Considered Non-Gamers

Gamers Showed More Advanced Working Memory and Response Inhibition A new case-controlled study from the Univesity of Vermont discovered that children who played video games (gamers) demonstrated better cognitive performance than those who did not. This research included 2217 children ages 9 and 10. Children were considered gamers if they played video games for at […]

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