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 Clinical Research in Autism



 

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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate

 Issue: # 19                 

June/2015

Dear Subscriber,

 

This e-newsletter provides obstetricians, pediatricians and nurses with links to the latest research on ways to understand and to help children and adults on the autism spectrum.  Please feel free to send us your comments and feedback to:  

ClinicalResearchInAutism@autism.com

 

Previous issues of this e-newsletter can be viewed at: www.ClinicalResearchInAutism.com.

 

Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

Risks and Early Signs
Pregnant Woman2 

  

Autism Linked to Air Pollution

[Original article appeared in Environmental Research]

 

C-sections likely not a cause of autism

[Original article appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry]

 

 Increased Risk With Teen Moms, Finds Study Of Parental Age And Autism

[Original article appeared in Molecular Psychiatry]

 

Infants with Unusual Vision May Develop Autism

[Original article appeared in Cell Press]

 

 Multidisciplinary Approach Aids in Diagnosing Autism

[Original article appeared in Molecular Psychiatry]   

Diagnosis

Autism and Rare Childhood Speech Disorder Often Coincide

[Original article appeared in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics]

The researchers determined that about a quarter of children studied-23.3 percent-had both autism and apraxia at the initial diagnosis, and the same amount had neither condition.

 

[Original article appeared in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry]

The findings suggest that the vast majority of baby sibs who are identified as having autism between 18 and 24 months retain their diagnoses at age 3.

 

Subtle Differences Separate Autism from Fragile X Syndrome

[Original article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

 

Nutritional Issues and Treatments

Decreased Social Anxiety Among Young Adults Who Eat Fermented Foods 

[Original article appeared in Psychiatry Research]

 

 Diabetic Diet May Help Autism 

[Original article appeared in Molecular Psychiatry]

 

[Original article appeared in Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease]

 

Other Issues and Treatments

Autism Severity Tied To Stress Levels

[Original article appeared in the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities]

 

Sleep Quality Influences Cognitive Performance of Autistic, Neurotypical Children 

[Original article appeared in the International Journal of Psychophysiology]

 

Study Finds Early Autism Treatment has Long-Term Gains[Original article appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry]