Prenatal Exposure To Endocrine May Cause Autism

While detecting symptoms of autism at an early age is necessary, reducing exposure to chemicals that may cause autism is even more essential. But what are these chemicals? And how we are exposed to them? For decades, scientists have been trying to answers this question: How do you get autism? A group of researchers at the University … Read more

Is The Internet To Blame For A Rise In ADHD

Is it possible that our daily digital interactions could affect brain functioning? Many believe so (check out the common myths and facts about ADHD) Michael Pietrus, a coordinator of the Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment protocol at the University of Chicago, holds the opinion that excessive use of internet could bolster mannerisms synonymous to … Read more

Opposing Theories Around ADHD Diagnosis

After our recent coverage on how biomarker can improve the accuracy of ADHD diagnosis, a new study on Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) seems to have sparked some more controversy as it is considered by a few critics as potentially misleading. Yet, many others vouch for its ability to improve the accuracy of ADHD diagnosis. … Read more

New Job Training Program For Adults With Autism

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and Department of Developmental Services have proposed a pilot program for job training and employment opportunities for young adults on the autism spectrum. In this program, 100 such individuals will receive job training at Hartford and New Haven, in Connecticut. This proposal has been formulated in a bill and is currently … Read more

Can Biomarker Improve Accuracy Of ADHD Diagnosis

A more precise diagnosis for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is now possible, claim the researchers at NEBA Health. A study, published in Brain and Behaviour, shows that NEBA, a brainwave test using electroencephalographic (EEG) biomarker, can help reduce over-diagnosis of ADHD in children. The aim of the test is to aid doctors in … Read more

Autism, Intelligence and Genetic Variants

Two Autism related studies, conducted in two different parts of the world may provide clues to one common question – What is the relationship between Autism, its Genetic Variants, and Intelligence. Autism & Intelligence Many scientists today believe that genes connected with Autism boost above-average intelligence in those who are not impaired by the disorder. … Read more