Research Articles

March 08, 2021

Mood Disorders Are Significantly More Common in ASD

And Challenging to Diagnose Due to Atypical Presentation  A recent British review article published in the International Review of Psychiatry presented a thorough investigation into the occurrence of higher rates of mood disorders in individuals with autism than in the general population. The most common mood disorders include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and seasonal […]

March 01, 2021

How Gut Microbes and Brain Disorders Could Be Linked

Findings May Lead to Microbiome Drugs for Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Fifteen years ago, neuroscientist Jane Foster discovered that bacteria in the gut may have influence over brain function and behavior. She came to this conclusion by conducting studies using two groups of mice. One group had healthy gut microbes and the other group lacked […]

March 01, 2021

Further Details Show Psilocybin to be a Budding New Autism Treatment

The Psychedelic Substance Supports Microbiome and Normalizes Serotonin Levels Last month, SafeMinds Shares reported on the stir psilocybin was creating in the financial world.  Market analysts and investors were viewing the psychedelic as a potential revolutionary autism treatment.  The autism treatment market is currently valued at $3.2 billion and is desperately lacking in drug therapies. […]

February 21, 2021

Cognitive Training Using Virtual Reality Effective for Kids on the Spectrum

The New Technology Provides a Safe Controllable Environment for Therapies A recent study published in Current Research in Behavioral Sciences theorizes that cognitive training through the use of virtual reality (VR) technology may now be a feasible autism treatment. Researchers have been interested in using VR to help children with autism connect with the world […]

February 15, 2021

Chronic Viral Encephalopathy Mistaken for Schizophrenia

16-Year-Old Boy Lost Psychiatric Symptoms After Antiviral Treatment A recent case report published in the British Medical Journal features the account of a teenage boy who had been experiencing symptoms of paranoid ideation, anxiety, fear and hallucinations for a period of three months. A psychiatric hospital diagnosed the teen with schizophrenia and prescribed the antipsychotic […]

February 15, 2021

Decreased Phenol Sulfotransferase Linked to Common Autism Biomarker

Hyperserotonemia Has Been Associated with ASD for Decades for Unknown Reasons Until Now Hyperserotonemia is the state of increased whole blood serotonin within the body. The condition is the most replicated biochemical abnormality associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The etiology of this biomarker was poorly understood until now. A new French study published in […]

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