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Neuroscientists illuminate role of autism-linked gene - MIT News


MIT News

Neuroscientists illuminate role of autism-linked gene
MIT News
Many genetic variants have been linked to autism, but only a handful are potent enough to induce the disorder on their own. Among these variants, mutations in a gene called Shank3 are among the most common, occurring in about 0.5 percent of people with ...

Scientists studying babies' brains to learn about Autism - WSB Atlanta


WSB Atlanta

Scientists studying babies' brains to learn about Autism
WSB Atlanta
“(We are) trying to move that age of diagnosis even earlier, even within the first months of life, to treat autism, really, before the symptoms start to emerge so we can help development get back on course before the symptoms are fully developed ...

Repetitive TMS May Help Core Features of Autism - Medscape


Medscape

Repetitive TMS May Help Core Features of Autism
Medscape
BALTIMORE ― Evidence continues to accumulate that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), known to be successful in the treatment of refractory depression, can target and partially ameliorate core features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Colors of autism spectrum described by researchers - Science Daily


Colors of autism spectrum described by researchers
Science Daily
The new system, called the Autism Classification System of Functioning: Social Communication or ACSF:SC, provides a standardized and simplified way for clinicians, therapists, teachers, and parents to talk about a child's social communication abilities ...

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What It Means to Have ADD or ADHD - Daily Nexus


Daily Nexus

What It Means to Have ADD or ADHD
Daily Nexus
What makes A.D.D./A.D.H.D. extra challenging is that many other mental health conditions can cause the same symptoms. Sleep deprivation, stress reaction, bereavement, depression and anxiety can all cause the exact same difficulties with concentration ...

Learning Disability team win awards for creating new app - Health IT Central


Health IT Central

Learning Disability team win awards for creating new app
Health IT Central
(Barnsley, UK) Barnsley Hospital's Learning Disability team designed a new app recently which will improve care for people with learning disabilities when they visit the South Yorkshire hospital. Technology innovators, health professionals and patients ...

Understanding ADHD - My Eastern Shore


Understanding ADHD
My Eastern Shore
Professor Lauren Littlefield of the Washington College Psychology Department will offer insights into the thinking process of children with ADHD and share tips for parents and educators to bring out the best in their children and students. The program ...

Math Skills Over the Summer: Fun Learning for Kids with ADHD - ADDitude


ADDitude

Math Skills Over the Summer: Fun Learning for Kids with ADHD
ADDitude
Your summer days are numbered — in more ways than one! Use these nine tricks to keep your child's math skills sharp, even when school is out. by Lindsay Hutton. + More Print. A child with ADHD improving math skills over summer by running a lemonade ...

Rare cancers may masquerade as ADHD in children, NIH researchers suggest - National Institutes of Health (press release)


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Rare cancers may masquerade as ADHD in children, NIH researchers suggest
National Institutes of Health (press release)
Rare tumors called pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas may cause the same symptoms as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, leading to inappropriate treatment that could worsen their symptoms and potentially endanger their ...
Rare cancers share symptoms with ADHD in children - studyRT
ADHD Diagnosis May Actually Be a Rare Tumor, Say NIH ResearchersAJMC.com Managed Markets Network
Cancer Sometimes Misdiagnosed as ADHDBlasting News

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Can child prodigies help us understand autism? - Washington Post


Washington Post

Can child prodigies help us understand autism?
Washington Post
First there is the endlessly fascinating connection between high intelligence and behavior on the autism spectrum — something we've glibly mythologized in such stereotypes as the absent-minded professor and the geeky tech guy. Second is Ruthsatz's ...

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