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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: # 38                           

December-January 2019

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: [email protected]


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Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer


Air pollution linked to autism
[Original paper appeared in Environment International]
Autism is associated with zinc deficiency in early development
[Original paper appeared in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience]
Autism severity in children tracks with mothers' serotonin levels
[Original paper appeared in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry]
Inflammation in womb may spawn autism-like traits in males
[Paper presented at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego, California.]
Maternal depression and antidepressant use during pregnancy and the risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring
[Original paper appeared in Clinical Epidemiology]
Prenatal exposure to phthalates and autism spectrum disorder in the MARBLES study
[Original paper appeared in Environmental Health]
Review and meta-analysis found that prenatal folic acid was associated with a 58% reduction in autism but had no effect on mental and motor development
[Original paper appeared in Acta Paediatrica]
Siblings of children with autism or ADHD are at elevated risk for both disorders
[Original paper appeared in JAMA Pediatrics]
[Original paper appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics]
Post-traumatic stress disorder may mimic autism in some children
[Online article by Katerine Stavropoulos, University of California, Riverside]
Unusual sensory responses in infancy may hint at autism
[Original paper appeared in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry]
Child maltreatment in autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability: results from a population-based sample
[Original paper appeared in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry]
Emotional vulnerabilities shape complex behavioral arrangement of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder
[Original paper appeared in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry]
Relationship of weight outcomes, co-occurring conditions, and severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the study to explore early development
[Original paper appeared in The Journal of Pediatrics]
Study links autism to high levels of fat hormone
[Original paper appeared in Autism Research]
Traumatic brain injury in early childhood and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A nationwide longitudinal study
[Original paper appeared in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry]
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