Major New Study Links Psychiatric Conditions

The way in which autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia are diagnosed and treated could be set to change forever, following a major study published today in Lancet, the medical journal. While an analysis of each of these five conditions would show us that they share a number of common characteristics and [...]

Treatment Options for Autism

Child with autism Dealing with a diagnosis that says your child has an autism spectrum disorder can definitely present a challenge. For some parents, it can come as a complete surprise right out of left field, but for others such a diagnosis can be somewhat expected. Whatever the case may be for you [...]

Potential to Rewire Autism Brain Exists

Autism Signs of autism generally begin to appear around 18 months of age and can include ritualistic movements, impaired social skills, repetitive actions, along with a number of other symptoms that that initially may go undetected. It is believed autism is the result of mis-wiring in connections of the brain as it develops. [...]

Study Shows Increase in Autism and ADHD Cases

The ratio of children and teenagers in America who have a developmental disability such as autism, learning disorders or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has grown 17% since the late 1990s, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1997-1999, around 12.8 percent of kids were known to have [...]

Treatment of Autism

Noticing Autism The first step to treating autism is recognizing it. Parents typically become concerned with their children roughly starting at ages 1-2, when they notice certain problems. Development of speech may suddenly slow down or stop, and the child may start to become less responsive. Doctors are often approached with symptoms like: [...]

Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

Do Vaccines Cause Autism? There's nothing more scary for parents than the thought that they might hurt their children. The controversy about vaccines and autism is frightening, but seems to have little scientific backing. It started in 1998. The Lancet reported on 12 children with gastrointestional problems that they believed were caused - [...]

What is Autism?

Autism: You've definitely heard of autism. What you might not know is what it is, and what causes it. Or why it's become increasingly common over the past ten years. And could the MMR vaccine be responsible for causing it? This blog will explore these issues over the next week or so. What [...]