Study the Symptoms: How to Know If Your Child Has ADHD

Study the Symptoms: How to Know If Your Child Has ADHD According to the American Psychiatric Association, 5% of children have ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Kids who have ADHD may find it difficult to focus, be hyperactive, or extremely impulsive. ADHD can have a major impact on a child’s ability to do well in school and in certain social situations. Luckily, there are medications and various treatments for children who suffer from ADHD. In fact, there are even some advantages to ADHD. Kids who learn to live with the challenge…

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New Evidence Links Brain Mutation With Autism and Other Disorders

The findings published in “Nature Communications” on July 15, 2015, show the degree to which a mutation connected with epilepsy and autism plays a role in the impairment of a brain’s biochemical process. The researchers at University of Bristol led the study, which may offer a new target for the treatment of neurological diseases. The brain has a huge number of neurons that communicate through releasing chemicals at specific connections known as synapses. For every nerve cell, a thousand synaptic connections are possible with a hundred other neurons. Synapsin 1a,…

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Co-Founder of Autism Speaks Steps Down from Post of Chairman

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On May 1, 2015, Bob Wright, one of the Co-Founders of ‘Autism Speaks’, stepped down from the post of ‘Chairman of the Board of Directors’. Autism Speaks is a world-renowned advocacy and science institution for autism. It was founded by Mr. Wright and his wife in 2005, when autism diagnosis was made for their grandson. Since then, Mr. Wright worked as the organization’s chairman. The person to be honored with the position of the new Chairman is Brian Kelly, a member of the organization’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors….

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Autism Today: Is it a Product of Our Times?

Autism Today: Is it a Product of Our Times?   Autism is a medical term used to describe a range of developmental disorders. The condition is rooted in genetics and environmental conditions, with symptoms presenting as communication problems and cognitive impairment. As the disorder is genetic in nature, it’s typically diagnosed in the very young by a screening process. There is a lot of research being done today into how the disease manifests and what causes it. The Autism Spectrum Defining autism isn’t as clear-cut as pinning down a physical ailment,…

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Autism and Higher Intelligence are Linked by Genetic Traits

Autism is not only an issue of U.S but also for the entire third world countries. It is known to everyone that autism comes with intellectual disorders as well as it is a spectrum of disorders, that’s the reason why it is also named ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). The main thing to understand about autism is its core reason – autism is purely genetic. Few things are still left to understand about it. It is our responsibility to stay up to date about the new findings and discoveries on it…

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Vaccination and ASD Link: Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

“Do vaccines cause autism?” – This question has drawn a lot of attention, and almost everyone has been waiting for the correct answer to it. The link between autism and vaccines has become a controversial topic, with mainstream scientists and government on one side, whereas many advocacy groups at the other side. Many parents are confused and scared about the health of their children. Image Courtesy: newsatjama.jama.com As said by the advocacy groups, thimerosal, which is a preservative added in vaccines, is harmful to central nervous system, and is accountable…

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How does Phenylketonuria result in Autism?

Autism is a neuropsychiatric disorder and spread all over the world from 1st world country to the 3rd world. This is the most vital reason to worry about this brain disease. Another reason is the cure of this mental retardation. This is because autism is strongly genetic and is an incurable disorder, unlike the other neurological disorders. According to the past and present CDC data report, the number and percentage of autistic children have been found at very increased rate in the U.S. So, # Awareness # Early Diagnosis #…

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What’s Behind the Dramatic Rise in Autism cases?

We all know how vital autism is. Autism does not come with a single disorder unlike other neurological disorders. Besides this, autism is spread all over the world from 1st world country to the 3rd world country. For evidence we can check the CDC reports. According to the 2007 data report, 1 out of 88 children was diagnosed with autistic disorders, but according to the data report of 2010, 1 out of 68 children was found, which still continues. So, if we compare the data of 2007 and 2010, then…

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Recent Studies Show a Link between Air Pollution and Autism

Research on autism is being done continuously. Although the solution to this disorder has not been found until now, researchers have found many factors that increase or decrease the risk of autism. A few recent studies have established a connection between air pollution and risk of autism. It has been found that women, who live in areas with high pollution levels, have more chances of having autistic children.   Study by Harvard Researchers: As stated by Autism Speaks, researchers from Harvard had come up last year with evidences, which prove…

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Proteomic And Genomic Studies Open A New Dimension Of Autism

Autism is not only a disease but is turning into a social curse. We have heard about many neurological disorders, but autism is the only one which does not come with a single disorder. That’s why when a patient is diagnosed with autism, it is found that the patient is suffering from a group of disorders because autism can’t be diagnosed by examining one particular disorder. That’s the reason why autism is called ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Some basic symptoms are already pointed out to identify a patient with ASD….

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