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July 12, 2021

Presentation of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Adults with Autism

Life Transitions and Interpersonal Conflicts Common Antecedents for Suicidal Ideation  An exploratory study out of Canada is the first to examine clinical presentations of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In order to conduct this study, a research team performed a retrospective chart review of visits to a psychiatric […]

July 12, 2021

Lead Lingers in London After 22 Years of Leaded Fuel Ban

Up to 40% of Lead in Airborne Particles Come from Dirty Gasoline Legacy  When London banned leaded gasoline in 1999, the city’s air quality improved dramatically. London currently meets the United Kingdom’s air quality standards. However, according to new research, airborne particles found in the city are still heavily lead-enriched. In a recent study, published […]

July 12, 2021

Antidepressants Deemed Safe During Pregnancy for Mother and Baby

Although Maternal Psychiatric Conditions Increase the Risk for ASD  According to new research published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delays (DD) in offspring. SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants […]

July 06, 2021

Community Shares | July 7th

Susan A. Daniels, Ph.D., will serve as Acting National Autism Coordinator starting July 1, 2021. Previous National Autism Coordinator, Ann E. Wagner, Ph.D. retired from federal service on June 30, 2021. Dr. Daniels will remain in the coordinator role until a permanent successor is named. Results from a small phase 2 clinical trial showed that […]

July 06, 2021

Michigan State IDs to Identify Individuals with Autism

Information on Diagnosis Accessible Only by Police, TSA and Courts As of July 1, the Michigan Department of State will begin the process of signing up individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for a classified driver’s license and classified state ID. The autism classification on Michigan’s state identification will only be accessible by Police, TSA, […]

July 06, 2021

Working Group Tasked with Studying Drug Development for Treating Autism

Researchers Focused on Advances, Challenges, Barriers, and Future Directions Concerned with a lack of progress in pharmacological interventions for autism’s core deficits, the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM) along with the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) created an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) working group to review and identify challenges encountered for […]

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