In the Journals

Horseback riding, mental exercises improve motor skills in children with autism, ADHD

February 13, 2020
Researchers reported that horseback riding, combined with mental exercises, positively impacted the motor skills of children and adolescents…

In the Journals

Maternal diabetes in severely obese mothers influences psychiatric disorder risk in offspring

February 12, 2020
Children of severely obese mothers with diabetes may be at an increased risk for psychiatric disorders, according to findings of a population-based…

In the Journals

Adapted low-intensity CBT lessens depression among patients with autism

January 29, 2020
Low-intensity cognitive behavioral therapy, when adapted and informed by behavioral action, can mitigate depression among adults with autism…

In the Journals

Girls diagnosed with autism 1.5 years later than boys, on average

January 28, 2020
Researchers have identified key tends in the diagnosis and presentation of autism spectrum disorder. Of note, girls are diagnosed with autism an…

Meeting News

Understanding and approaching feeding disorders in children with autism

January 24, 2020
Pediatric feeding disorders are common in children with autism, and medical issues associated with these disorders could be overlooked due to…

In the Journals

25% of young children with autism are undiagnosed

January 21, 2020
One-fourth of children aged 8 years or younger with documented signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are not diagnosed, according…

In the Journals

Computer-automated decision support improves early screening rates for ASD

December 26, 2019
The use of computer automation in a clinical setting increased screening rates of children for autism spectrum disorder, according to findings of a…


Q&A: Autism guidelines include messages for clinicians about screening

December 19, 2019
The AAP published updated clinical guidelines for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, that offer clinicians insight into new strategies for…

In the Journals

New autism recommendations emphasize importance of early intervention

December 16, 2019
The AAP updated its clinical recommendations for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, for the first time in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of…

In the Journals

Shortage of applied behavior analysis providers exists for children with ASD

December 16, 2019
As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder continues to rise in the United States, the supply of certified applied behavior analysis providers to…

In the Journals

ADHD, autism and 6 psychiatric disorders share common genetic structure

December 12, 2019
Researchers have identified eight psychiatric disorders that share a common genetic structure, according to study results published in Cell.

In the Journals

DNA testing may predict ASD in siblings of individuals with the disorder

December 9, 2019
DNA testing of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder may help predict a future diagnosis, according to findings published in Nature

In the Journals

ASD may increase risk for depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety

December 2, 2019
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder may be at an increased risk for depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety diagnoses than those without ASD…

In the Journals

CBT intervention adapted for autism proves efficacious

November 25, 2019
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be efficacious for treating anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a randomized…

Case Report

An Autistic Adolescent Exhibits Psychotic Symptoms: Is This Schizophrenia or Part of His Autism?

Psychiatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 49 Issue 11
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD) have been associated for decades. In 1911, Eugen Bleuler1 coined the term…

In the Journals

Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase child's risk for ADHD, autism

October 31, 2019
Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase a child’s risk for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a prospective cohort…

Parents of children with autism may benefit from diet interventions

October 30, 2019
Research presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo highlighted a need for future studies of the impact of autism spectrum disorder…

Meeting News

Autism MEAL Plan offers multidisciplinary approach to address food selectivity

October 30, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Presenters at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo showcased a parent-mediated, group-based intervention called the…

In the Journals

Fluoxetine may not treat OCD symptoms in patients with ASD

October 22, 2019
Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders who exhibit obsessive-compulsive disorder behaviors had significantly lower scores for OCD…

In the Journals

Patients with comorbid autism and ADHD can safely take ADHD medication

October 22, 2019
Patients with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring ADHD can safely and effectively take medication for ADHD, according to a study conducted in…

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