Professorship seeks to Go Toward Exploring New Treatments for Autism

HBOT in Autism

A neuroscientist and specialist in magnetoencephalographic brain imaging, Sam Doesburg is going to carry out research on the potential of new treatments for improving Autism. To start this new venture, he will be joining Simon Fraser University (SFU) as the new Callum Frost Professor of Translational Research in autism. Doesburg’s investigation involves finding out how hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides relief and betters the condition of kids affected by autistic disorder. He will be provided with the hyperbaric oxygen chamber of SFU to conduct his entire research – the sole…

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6 Ideas to Help You Celebrate the Month of Autism Awareness

“April is the cruellest month”, once said the Nobel laureate T.S. Eliot in his famous poem “The Waste Land.” Of course, he had some valid reasons for addressing April as the cruelest month, but this is not the truth all the time. Every year, April comes with some blessings for the autistic children – blessings of knowledge, blessings of awareness. After all, April is the month of autism awareness! Everyone should be aware of this condition named autism, not only the parents of the autistic children. Even if you have…

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ADHD Epidemic? How and Why This Disorder Occurs

ADHD Epidemic? How and Why This Disorder Occurs   ADHD, the commonly used acronym for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is commonly thought of as being a childhood problem. However, it can also occur in adults to a different degree. Those who are unfamiliar with ADHD, often believe it is simply a discipline problem with children simply being hyper and misbehaving. Understanding how and why ADHD occurs can clear up these misconceptions. Risk Factors and Causes ADHD is equally common in children of all backgrounds, nationalities, and lifestyles, and seems to be caused…

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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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Is Your Child Autistic? What Parents Should Know About the Spectrum

The Center for Disease Control estimates that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects nearly three million Americans, roughly every 1 in 68 children. This often misunderstood brain disorder inhibits normal social interactions, and sometimes verbal communication. Previously doctors would diagnose a child as autistic. Now they diagnose autism on a five-point range, with classical autism being the most severe condition. Children with autism tend to show signs when they are two or three years old. Sometimes signs can show up as early as infancy. Autistic children don’t make regular eye contact,…

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Psychedelic Drug (MDMA) is Under Study to Aid for Autism

We people take care of diseases mostly associated with the internal organs like heart (cardiac malfunction), liver (hepatic disease), kidney (malfunction in dialysis) etc., except the neurological impairments. How serious the autism is in present days: A neuropsychiatric disorder, autism, has changed the scenario in a few years. As per CDC report of 2008, 1 out of 88 children were with autism, whereas in case of the year 2010, it was 1 out of 68 in U.S. After 2010 there is no CDC report, but a report says that 91%…

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Why is ABA a Controversial Autism Treatment Option?

When it comes to treatment of autism, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a well-known treatment option. Many people have reported that the treatment has been quite effective and beneficial for the treatment of their children affected with ASD. There are several special schools that have adopted ABA as a way to teach autistic kids. However, ABA is also surrounded by some controversies, and many special schools are against using this approach for teaching children with autism. Let’s first get an idea of what is ABA and how this approach works,…

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Humanoid Robots are Helpful in Autism Treatment

“Aiden, look!” said NAO, a humanoid robot of two feet height, when it pointed towards the flat panel display hung on a distant wall. Aiden, a kid, looked where the humanoid robot was pointing. Aiden, a boy aged 3 ½ years, has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). NAO (pronounced as “now”) is the “frontman” for a system of computers, sensors and cameras designed to help kids like Aiden in learning coordinating attention with objects and people in the environment. Joint attention is the name of this social skill. Normal developing kids…

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Webster’s Research May Bring A New Therapy To Fight Back Autism

Autism is a well spread neuropsychiatric disorder in present days than any other brain disorder. According to the data report of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism is found in 1 out of 68 children in the U.S, and it is the report of the year 2010.   But if the study goes on the male autistic children, then the number is 1 out of 42 children. It is already proved according to database report, that the male offspring are more susceptible than the female. The reason found…

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Will Drug Therapy Be Able To Cure Autism?

Autism, which is a neurological disorder and as well as a genetic disorder, is widely spread in our population. If we look the CDC reports, the 2010 data report shows that 1 out of 68 children was found with autistic disorders in the U.S. More or less, we all know the autistic symptoms. And they are like, Lack of verbal communication Lack of eye contacts Repetitive behaviors Cognitive disabilities and many more. In one sentence, all these symptoms represent the social skill impairment of an autistic child. But if it…

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