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This Is How Much of Autism Is Genetic - TIME


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This Is How Much of Autism Is Genetic
TIME
For a condition as complex as autism, it's almost certain that both genes and environment play an important role. But teasing apart how much DNA contributes to the developmental condition and how much is due to environmental exposures remains a subject ...
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: StudyWebMD
Autism Heritability Estimate Updated in New Analysis of 2014 Swedish StudyGenomeWeb
Genetic factors may explain most of risk for autism spectrum disorderMedical Xpress

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Top ADHD Myths and How Adults Can Overcome Them - U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Top ADHD Myths and How Adults Can Overcome Them
U.S. News & World Report
One common myth he finds bothersome is that ADHD is a problematic condition that automatically means a person's life will forever be ruined. “A top myth is that having ADHD is a terrible curse,” he says. Hallowell explains that like any other disorder ...

10 Ways I Prep My Child With ADHD For A Successful School Year - Huffington Post Canada


Huffington Post Canada

10 Ways I Prep My Child With ADHD For A Successful School Year
Huffington Post Canada
I do this by calling the principal or vice principal which gives me the chance to touch base with them as well. Anyone who has a child with ADHD knows that the teacher is a major factor in whether your child has a successful year. I tell the teacher ...

Should You Participate in an ADHD Clinical Trial? - U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Should You Participate in an ADHD Clinical Trial?
U.S. News & World Report
Mention the words “clinical trial” and some people may immediately think that participating in one isn't worth their time. But Dr. L. Eugene Arnold, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral health at the Nisonger Center at Ohio State University ...

Preparing Children With Autism, ADHD, & Other “Special Abilities” To Transition Into Middle School - CBS Miami


CBS Miami

Preparing Children With Autism, ADHD, & Other “Special Abilities” To Transition Into Middle School
CBS Miami
For children with Autism, ADHD, and other “special abilities”, this dramatic change of life is even more traumatic than for their NT (neuro-typical) peers. As life is full of many unforeseen challenges, the unpredictability of daily interaction is ...

Executive Functioning and ADHD: What Parents Should Know - U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Executive Functioning and ADHD: What Parents Should Know
U.S. News & World Report
In short, executive functioning has to do with the ability to plan, organize and execute daily tasks, says Dr. Marilyn Griffin, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and medical director of the Comprehensive ADHD Clinic in the University of ...

Is my teen with ADHD ready to drive? - Philly.com


Philly.com

Is my teen with ADHD ready to drive?
Philly.com
For most teens, obtaining a driver license remains an important goal. Parents ask me how they should approach this when their teen has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Parents correctly recognize that characteristics of ADHD – inattention ...

Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact | Health Care | US News - U.S. News & World Report


Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact | Health Care | US News
U.S. News & World Report
FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you know someone with autism, you've probably noticed that they rarely look people in the eye. Now, new ...

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Car Crashes More Likely Among Teens with ADHD - ADDitude


ADDitude

Car Crashes More Likely Among Teens with ADHD
ADDitude
Teens with ADHD were 35 percent less likely to get their license immediately upon turning 16, the researchers found, but those who did obtain a driver's license crashed their car at a rate that was 1.36 times greater than their peers without ADHD. The ...

Athletes with ADHD may risk more injuries - 6abc.com


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Athletes with ADHD may risk more injuries
6abc.com
Dr. Borcher says, "If we do have more student athletes than we might have expected in contact sports, we need to understand the challenges those athletes may have with ADHD, and how we can better support them so they're successful in that sport."

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