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Autism and Gender Identity
December 13, 2021

Gender Dysphoria Found in 5.7% of Children with Autism

Condition is Becoming So Common that the Term “Autigender” was Created Data collected by Autism Parenting Magazine shows that 5.7% of children on the spectrum exhibit symptoms of gender dysphoria. The magazine calculated this rate by sending a survey to more than 160,000 of their email subscribers around the world. Approximately three-quarters of the respondents […]

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December 06, 2021

Autism Impacts the Brain’s White Matter in Adolescents and Young Adults

Region Most Affected Facilitates Communication Between the Brain’s Two Hemispheres Researchers from Yale University are attempting to find neuroimaging biomarkers for autism, which could potentially help children with the disorder receive a diagnosis and treatment earlier. In order to reach this goal, the research team embarked on a study which used a special type of […]

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December 02, 2021

CDC Reports: 1 in 44 American Children Have Autism

California Surpasses New Jersey for Highest Rates, with 6.4% of the State’s Boys Holding a Diagnosis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest prevalence estimates for autism. The center reports that 1 in 44 or 2.27% of American 8-year-olds have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This rate is a 23% increase […]

catatonic
November 29, 2021

Catatonia Associated with Late Regression in Autism

Mean Onset Age of Late Regression is 13 years According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 25% of cases of autism are due to early regression. This phenomenon, often referred to as regressive autism, occurs when symptoms of autism materialize after a period of normal development, typically between 18-24 months of age. Most parents […]

2021 psilocybin study
November 29, 2021

Extensive Psilocybin Trial Shows Great Promise for Treating Serious Depression

Although Small Number Serious Adverse Events Were Reported SafeMinds Shares has reported previously on psilocybin, a hallucinogenic/psychedelic substance that works by activating serotonin receptors in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that affects mood, cognition, and perception. Early trials have shown that the psychedelic holds promise as an autism treatment since it supports […]

November 22, 2021

Study Claims Microbiome Not a Causal Factor in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Suggests that Picky Eating Causes Differences in Gut Bacteria A bold new Australian study asserts that gut health “is no way a cause of why the brain develops differently” in individuals with autism. The researchers involved in this effort claim that previous studies linking microbiome contents to autism have been underpowered and not designed […]

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