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Explaining the overlap in gender and sexuality in autistic individuals

Laura Dattaro | 
In the 1990s, as growing numbers of children sought care related to their gender identity, clinicians and researchers began to ...
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Pushing back on claims of links between marijuana and autism

Laura Dattaro | 
Women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, especially as more states in the United States and other countries legalize its ...
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Babies’ brain waves could forewarn autism

Peter Hess | 
[B]abies who have unusually high or low synchrony between certain brain waves — as measured by electroencephalography (EEG) — at ...
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Viewpoint: Blacks raise questions about racial stereotyping of autism diagnoses and therapies

Catina Burkett | 
Part of the reason people are quick to stereotype me is that there is no research on middle-aged black women ...
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Certain autism behaviors and seizures might have a common origins

Peter Hess | 
Early behavioral signs predict seizures in autistic children, according to a new study. Previous work has shown that 5 to ...
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Autism linked to eating disorders—but which comes first?

Laura Dattaro | 
At least 20 percent of adults and 3 percent of children with eating disorders also have autism. But much of ...
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Environmental factors can’t be blamed for rising autism rates, study says

Peter Hess | 
The relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors to autism and traits of the condition have held steady over multiple ...
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Early test for autism could be possible by measuring levels of the hormone vasopressin

Peter Hess | 
Low levels of the hormone vasopressin in early infancy may presage an autism diagnosis in childhood, according to a new ...
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Autistic children struggle with emotional control. It’s even harder for girls, study says

Peter Hess | 
Emotion control eludes more girls than boys with autism, according to a new study of young people hospitalized for psychiatric ...
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‘Profound consequences’: Autistic people unable to tune out distractions, study suggests

Laura Dattaro | 
Autistic people have atypical activity in a part of the brain that regulates attention, according to a new study. The ...
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Infants with ‘insecure attachments’ to parents may be at higher risk of autism

Chloe Williams | 
Younger siblings of children with autism who have insecure attachments to their caregivers are more likely to be diagnosed with ...
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Early sleep problems for autistic children may predict repetitive behaviors later

Peter Hess | 
Early sleep problems predict repetitive behaviors later in childhood. And toddlers who overreact or underreact to sensory stimuli have more ...
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Questioning the reliability of common autism screening tool

Emily Anthes | 
A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the Autism Spectrum Quotient – 10 items (AQ-10) may not be ...
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Autistic children often have trouble sleeping. Melatonin may help, study says

Laura Dattaro | 
Melatonin is safe for long-term use in autistic children who have difficulty sleeping, according to a new study. The study ...
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‘One piece of the puzzle’: Exploring differences in medical care for black and white children with autism

Peter Hess | 
Black children with autism who are hospitalized for psychiatric problems are more impaired than their white peers, according to a ...
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People with autism show significant increases in IQ as they mature, but development issues remain

Peter Hess | 
People with autism show significant improvements in cognitive ability from age 12 to 23 years, but their autism traits remain ...
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How repetitive movements help autistic people cope with anxiety

Sarah Deweerdt | 
Typical infants and toddlers may kick their legs repeatedly, rock back and forth while playing or flap their hands in ...
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Why are older parents more likely to have children with autism?

Sarah Deweerdt | 
Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, according to multiple studies ...
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People with autism more likely to experience headaches and epilepsy

Laura Dattaro | 
People with autism have more brain-related health problems, such as headaches and epilepsy, than typical people do, according to a ...
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Autism may not ‘hardwired by genetics’, with severity shaped by early life experiences, claims researchers in yet unpublished study

Jessica Wright | 
A child’s environment exerts a strong influence on the severity of her autism, according to a study of 78 pairs ...
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Sperm test could predict odds of fathering child with autism

Nicholette Zeliadt | 
Some men who have an autistic child carry mutations linked to the condition only in their sperm, according to a ...
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Why we’re seeing more cases of autoimmune disorder PANDAS—if it even exists

Brendan Borrell | 
In 1998, Susan Swedo, then a pediatrician at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), first proposed PANDAS to explain ...
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Autism may share genetic links to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and other psychiatric disorders

Nicholette Zeliadt | 
Some of the inherited variants implicated in autism also increase the odds of other conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression ...
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Sex-linked mutations point to need for closer look at causes of autism in women, study suggests

Lauren Schenkman | 
Autism may stem from a different — and larger — set of genetic mutations in women than it does in ...
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Children showing signs of autism should be treated before diagnosis is confirmed, under new guidelines

Peter Hess | 
Pediatricians should start treating children who show signs of autism even before tests confirm a diagnosis, according to the newest ...
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Adults with autism are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky | 
Adults with autism are more than twice as likely as neurotypical people to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a ...
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Children with autism are twice as likely to suffer from chronic pain

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky | 
Children with autism are about twice as likely as their typical peers to experience chronic or repeated pain, according to ...
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Privacy concerns: Mental health apps may be selling your data to third parties, including Google, Facebook

Peter Hess | 
Apps spell big business in the healthcare industry: Dozens of apps are marketed to people with conditions including depression, anxiety ...