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Mental Health (Awareness) Month Resources

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Autism, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

May is Mental Health Month. (Or Mental Health Awareness Month, depending on the website.) :) Here are some resources you might find helpful: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): www.nami.org NAMI StigmaBusters is "a network of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness". [...]

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Using EEGs to diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Autism, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-22) -- A computational physicist and a cognitive neuroscientist have come up with the beginnings of a noninvasive test to evaluate an infant's autism risk. It combines the standard electroencephalogram (EEG), which records electrical activity in the brain, with machine-learning algorithms. In a pilot study, their system had 80 percent accuracy in distinguishing between 9-month-old [...]

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The High Cost of Autism: One Parent’s Tale

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00 January 14th, 2011|Categories: Autism|Tags: , , , |

From DailyFinance, an AOL Money & Finance Site: The High Cost of Autism: One Parent's Tale By JONATHAN BERR Posted 3:30 PM 01/12/11 Having an autistic child can be as big a challenge financially as it can be psychologically. Parents often spend thousands of dollars in the hopes, fleeting as they may be, of finding a [...]

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Visual skills required for independence are impaired in children with autism, research finds

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:51+00:00 December 31st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-30) -- The ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favorite animal at the zoo is impaired among children with autism, according to new research from the UK. They are unable to search effectively for objects in real-life situations -- a skill that is essential for achieving independence in [...]

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Medical journal retracts study linking autism and vaccines

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|Categories: Autism, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Lancet, a British medical journal, has retracted a 1998 study that linked vaccines to autism. It is rare for a medical journal, especially one of The Lancet's prestige, to retract an article. The article by Katie Drummon,"1998 Study Linking Autism to MMR Vaccine Is Retracted", states that The Lancet retracted the study: after an independent [...]

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Chromosome 15q Duplication and Autism

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 December 11th, 2009|Categories: Autism, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Mike Porath, editor-in-chief of Sphere.com, writes about his autistic daughter being diagnosed with Chromosome 15q Duplication Syndrome. The article states that Chromosome 15q Duplication Syndrome is "the most frequently identified chromosome mutation in people with autism". (Keep in mind that we are still learning about chromosomes and their impact on autism, so this information may change [...]

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Study on Autism & Alternative Medicine

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 November 14th, 2009|Categories: Autism, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Around 52 to 95% of children with autism are treated with complementary alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. A survey asked 539 physicians (90% of whom were pediatricians) about their practices and attitudes about CAM therapies for autism. The most encouraged CAM therapies: - Multivitamins 49% - Essential Fatty Acids 25% - Melatonin 25% - Probiotics 19% CAM [...]

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And this is exactly why children need to be vaccinated.

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:13+00:00 August 21st, 2008|Categories: Autism, Medication|Tags: , , , , |

Measles cases in the U.S. are at the highest level in more than a decade, with nearly half those cases resulting from parents who rejected vaccinations.  Wall Street Journal story The U.S. typically sees only one outbreak of measles every year, affecting 10 to 20 people. In the past seven months, there have been seven outbreaks. [...]

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Article on Secretin clinical trial for Autism

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:13+00:00 June 27th, 2008|Categories: Autism, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In 2003, we were a site that participated in conducting a clinical trial for Secretin. The purpose of the study was to determine safety and efficacy of Secretin versus placebo in the treatment of Autism symptoms.  Unfortunately, the study results found that there was no difference in symptom change between children on Secretin and those on placebo.   Here's an article on [...]

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Vaccines: The benefits outweigh the risks

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 June 11th, 2008|Categories: Autism, Medication|Tags: , , , , , |

Frequently, parents ask me if there is any connection between vaccinations and the rate of autism.  I have not seen any solid scientific evidence linking vaccinations to autism.  Autism symptoms become most evident around the age of 18 months because that is when many parents notice that their child is not as verbal as other children.  This is [...]

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