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…

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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…

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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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One in six American children has a developmental disability

October 11, 2019
Between 2009 and 2017, approximately one in six children aged 3 to 17 years in the United States had a diagnosed developmental disability, according…

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Fine motor skill deficits may predict language delays in children with autism

September 30, 2019
Fine motor skills were a key predictor of language outcomes in two longitudinal cohorts of language-delayed preschoolers with autism spectrum…

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Psychotic experiences linked to risk for several mental disorders

September 25, 2019
Findings from a large genome-wide association study indicated that genetic liability of psychotic experiences may be shared with several psychiatric…

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New technique helps detect autism spectrum disorder

September 19, 2019
Researchers developed a technique for analyzing children’s gazes that may help identify whether they have autism spectrum disorder, according…

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Maternal anemia in early pregnancy tied to ASD, ADHD in offspring

September 18, 2019
Maternal anemia in early pregnancy appeared to be linked to greater risk for autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and intellectual disability among…

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C-section birth linked to autism, ADHD

August 28, 2019
Offspring born via cesarean delivery were at increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD compared with those born by vaginal delivery…

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Effect sizes of studies comparing individuals with, without autism decrease over time

August 27, 2019
Differences between individuals with autism and those without have lessened over time, which may be tied to changes in diagnostic practices…

Feature Article

Caring for Children with Autism in the Emergency Department

Pediatric Annals, August 2019, Volume 48 Issue 8
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and similar conditions experience and cope with their surroundings in a unique way. Although a visit to…

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Neural marker may detect autism in nonverbal adults

August 19, 2019
Researchers have identified a possible nonverbal, neural marker of autism, according to study results published in Current Biology. “Autism…

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How clinicians can talk to worried parents about autism

August 9, 2019
Diagnosing young children soon after symptom emergence expedites the start of interventions for autism spectrum disorder, and can help prepare…

Massachusetts General ranked #1 hospital for psychiatry in 2019 to 2020

July 30, 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number one hospital for psychiatric care in America for 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. News

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Compensatory strategies that mask autism may impede diagnosis

July 24, 2019
Compensatory strategies — techniques to disguise autism — increased social integration, but were associated with poor mental health and…

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Inherited genetic factors explain most of the variation in ASD occurrence

July 17, 2019
Using population data from five countries, researchers estimated that the heritability of autism spectrum disorder was about 80%, indicating that…

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Modulating a hormonal pathway may improve socialization in ASD

May 8, 2019
Data from two phase 2 clinical trials published in Science Translational Medicine showed that modulating the hormone vasopressin’s biological…

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