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February 27, 2023

Review Finds Maternal Brain-Reactive Antibodies An Overlooked Field of ASD Research

Authors Suggest Maternal Brain-Reactive Antibodies May Account for up to 20% of ASD Cases A team of scientists from the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research recently conducted a review that summarizes data from clinical and animal models detailing the role that pathogenic maternal antibodies (Abs) have in the development […]

February 27, 2023

Overlapping Symptoms of ASD and Personality Disorders Can Lead to Misdiagnosis

68% of Individuals with ASD Met the DSM Criteria for at Least One Personality Disorder During the past two decades, researchers have recognized that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and personality disorders (PDs), including borderline personality disorder (BPD), share several similarities. A previous study found that 42 of 62 (68%) patients with an ASD diagnosis also […]

February 20, 2023

Community Shares | February 20th 2023

According to a new population-based study, children who have both autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop anxiety, depression, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and other mental health conditions compared to children with only autism or only ADHD. Specifically, the research reports that children with both conditions are four times as likely to […]

February 20, 2023

Changes in IQ Could Predict Communication and Behavioral Development for Kids with ASD

3 Distinct Paths of Intellectual Development May Provide Clues about Prognosis A longitudinal study from MIND Institute researchers at UC Davis determined that changes in the IQ level of children with autism can help predict their communication and behavioral skills trajectory in adolescence.  Participants for this research came from the MIND Institute’s comprehensive Autism Phenome […]

February 20, 2023

Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise in Reversing Symptoms of Autism

Researchers Noted a Reduction in ASD Behaviors When Using Lamotrigine on Genetically Altered Mice Scientists from the Hector Institute of Translational Brain Research may have discovered a drug breakthrough with great potential for treating autism. This research was based on the hypothesis that autism could be associated with changes to the MYT1L protein, which normally […]

February 13, 2023

Community Shares | February 13th 2023

A new analysis using information from the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) database determined that physical health disparity conditions in adults with autism have not been the focus of any research funded by the NIH in the last four decades. This finding is especially concerning given that autistic adults are […]

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