The USPSTF has found insufficient evidence to support screening all young children for autism spectrum disorder if a parent or clinician has no expressed concerns.
Increase likely due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder.
Screening for speech deficiencies at each visit can identify potential delays and target interventions to achieve milestones.
Getting a pet may help people with autism improve their social skills, particularly with offering to share and offering comfort, study results suggest.
Having a first-degree relative with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder increases risk for autism spectrum disorders.
During the past two decades, more than 45,000 U.S. children aged younger than 3 years required emergency treatment after falling with a bottle, pacifier or sippy cup in their mouth.
More than 50% of youths with an autism spectrum disorder did not participate in education or employment opportunities in the two years after high school.
Both positive and negative clinical trial results must be made available to researchers and the public in order to accurately guide therapy and prevent unnecessary repetition in research.
Mothers who are obese or who have diabetes may be more likely to have children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, research suggests.
Exome sequencing used to describe "de novo" genetic mutations and their role in ASD risk reveal that few mutations occur in the same genes and few participants experienced the same changes.
The CDC estimates that one in every 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder, with prevalence up 23% since 2006 and 78% since 2002.
Exposure to stress hormones in infancy can lead to permanent structural brain changes that contribute to chronic physical and mental health conditions.
Does your pediatric practice use standardized developmental screening tools for autism spectrum disorder? Research shows that developmental surveillance based on clinician experience alone is not good enough.
Children with autism had 67% more neurons in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that controls social and emotional development, as well as communication, providing the first evidence that neurons and not other brain cells, may be involved in the developmental disorder.
Bisphenol A exposure in the womb may contribute to ADHD, anxiety and depression in toddlers.
Autism recurrence rates are higher than previously estimated for younger siblings of children with an autism spectrum disorder.
Children exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke had a 50% increased risk for neurobehavioral disorders compared with those with no exposure, data from the National Survey of Children's Health indicated.
Autism prevalence has increased 10-fold since the 1960s. New data from the California Autism Twins Study suggests that shared environmental factors may outweigh shared genetics in the etiology of the disorder.
A checklist that takes about five minutes for a caregiver to complete can help clinicians identify autism in very young children.
Including a general population cohort yielded higher autism prevalence estimates — 2% to 3% vs. earlier 0.7% to 1.8% estimates.
The acetylcholinesterase inhibitors have produced excellent results in patients with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, but are they also beneficial for students preparing for exams?
A woman with primary amenorrhea attributable to prepubertal anorexia nervosa has restored her weight at age 23 years. What is the likelihood of her developing pubertal changes?
More research is needed to determine how epilepsy might contribute to progressive cognitive and behavioral decline in people with autism.
Administering beclamethasone with albuterol better than albuterol alone.
When used as prescribed, these drugs are not addictive. However, abuse is on the rise, and clinicians need to be able to identify the signs.
Most children with psychiatric disorders do not receive appropriate evaluation and treatment. A practice parameter offers guidance.
Is there a way to eliminate the confusion between autism and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)?