Studying Eye Movements can Help Diagnose Autism

Follow the eyes and spot autism! Tests that track the trajectory of the eyes during conversations can detect and diagnose autism in children in near future. How does Eye Movements Matter? What you talk about really matters for children with Autism. Changing just a few words while you talk to them about their feelings versus … Read more

Can ADHD Medication Drugs Cause Lower Bone Density

That’s the harsh truth! And doctors, so far, didn’t realise they are robbing Peter to pay Paul. Commonly prescribed drugs for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall are suspected to affect bone density. The evidence-based research found that young people are affected the most and prolonged usage of ADHD medication may bear serious … Read more

Study Reveals How Autistic Children Feel when Talking about Emotions

Researchers from the University of Vermont studied how autistic children (between the ages of 6 and 12) respond to conversations, especially around the ones that involve emotional exchange. The results thus obtained are thought to be of immense help to speech therapists, who need to interact with kids on the Autism spectrum on a regular … Read more

Shocking 66% of Individuals with Autism face Social Isolation

Stranger in a strange land…. It’s a trapped feeling. Even at home. An autistic person finds even the social atmosphere at his/her own home challenging enough due to the poor understanding of the condition by his/her family members. When it applies to general public, things quickly spiral out of control for the worse. A Recent … Read more

Reverse Autism Symptoms? Latest MIT Research says “May Be”

The genetic role in Autism is fairly well known. 1 out of every 100 individuals with autism got no Shank3 gene. This is a gene aiding in brain development and plays a critical role. In its absence, individuals develop typical symptoms that closely align to the characteristics of Autism. Social fears or repetitive behaviours, many of … Read more

Autism Prevention Theory

Special cells discovered! They prevent, they cure. More tests needed before it can be declared officially as an efficient measure, but studies so far exhibited positive outcomes in both treatment and prevention of autism in infantile brains. A dramatic turn-around can thus be anticipated in the lives of millions of individuals  Autism worldwide. A bit … Read more

Early Identification On Autism Possible Suggests New Research

Autism Spectrum Disorder has been for long found to be significantly higher among male children than female children. In most cases the diagnosis takes a while and most parents are able to identify the autistic traits by the time the child is 2-3 years of age. According to the study published in the JAMA Psychiatry … Read more

Genetic Manifestation of ADHD from Being a Child to Adulthood

While some children with ADHD (Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) grow out of the condition while entering adulthood, there are others who keep fighting with the condition well into their adult life. The scientists at the University College London, United Kingdom, wanted to understand the rationale behind the two dissimilar outcomes. They strongly believe the answer may … Read more

Are Smartphones to Blame for Autism? Experts Differ

Experts differ on whether to blame gadgets to cause autism Children’s relentless interaction with smartphones and tablets may lead to borderline autism disorder, warned Dr. Iain McGilchrist, a leading psychiatrist and author of The Master and His Emissary. However, there are other experts who believe the reasons behind autism are multidimensional. According to Dr. McGilchrist, too … Read more

New Research Facilitates Early Diagnosis for Autistic Language Impairments

An early prediction of good or poor language development in a child with autism is possible, according to a recent study published in the medical science journal Neuron. The prognosis is feasible through mapping brain activities in infants. The Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, as it’s called, has a pretty wide range – a person … Read more