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An important role in delayed language development played by gender and genes

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Boys are at greater risk for delayed language development than girls, according to a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. The researchers also found that reading and writing difficulties in the family gave an increased risk.

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Early autism detection: Speech disrupts facial attention in 6-month-old infants who later develop autism

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

From birth, infants naturally show a preference for human contact and interaction, including faces and voices. These basic predispositions to social stimuli are altered in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Study on DSM-5 shows effects on autism diagnosis and prevalence

Thursday, January 29, 2014

A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). The study, funded in part by a research grant from Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, appears online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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A drug affecting chloride levels improves autistic-like behavior in offspring of mouse models of autism

Monday, February 10, 2014

A drug given to pregnant mice with models of autism prevents autistic behavior in their offspring, a new report shows, and though the drug could not be administered prenatally in humans (there is no way to screen for autism in human fetuses), clinical trials of this drug administered later in development, in young children who have already developed autistic symptoms, are showing progress.

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New diagnostic criteria lowers previous estimates of ASD

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A study examining changes to the American Psychiatric Association's diagnosis guidelines predicts that estimates of the number of people with autism spectrum disorder are now likely to be lowered.

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