Autism - Autism diagnoses in children as young as 14 months appears to be remarkably stable
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  May 13, 2019  
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#ALT# Raising Awareness for Autism

Pittcon's charity focus for 2019 was the PEAL Center. People with autism are often perceived as being different, and the PEAL Center is striving to teach people that autism spectrum disorder should not be viewed negatively, to advocate their integration into society and to enhance employment opportunities.

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   Autism diagnoses in children as young as 14 months appears to be remarkably stableAutism diagnoses in children as young as 14 months appears to be remarkably stable
 
Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible, report scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in a study publishing online April 29, 2019 in JAMA Pediatrics.
 
   Study evaluates diagnostic stability of early autism spectrum disorder in toddlersStudy evaluates diagnostic stability of early autism spectrum disorder in toddlers
 
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is common in children and is, on average, generally detected and treated by about age 4. This study examined whether earlier diagnoses of ASD would remain stable and persist, potentially allowing for earlier treatment.
 
 Autism estimates for the USA are wildly inaccurate, say experts at INSAR 2019
 
Autism estimates for the USA are wildly inaccurate, say experts at INSAR 2019Research presented at INSAR 2019 suggests that autism estimates are wildly inaccurate as they do not involve sufficient data on families from ethnic minority backgrounds.
 
 
 Sleep problems in autism may be linked to gene mutation
 
Sleep problems in autism may be linked to gene mutationUp to 80 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems. The source of these problems has been as much of a mystery as the exact causes of ASD, which scientists are still working to unravel. A new study led by a team of neuroscientists at Washington State University has brought scientists closer to identifying the causes of disturbed sleep in autism.
 
 
 Researchers seek to settle some discrepancies related to brain anatomy and ASD
 
Researchers seek to settle some discrepancies related to brain anatomy and ASDIndividuals with autism spectrum disorder are often lumped into a single catch-all group, despite significant differences in symptom profile and severity.
 
 
 Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism
 
Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autismAutism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with no known drug treatment up until now. Researchers have finally found tweaking certain hormones could help patients with autism. There were two independent clinical trials including children and adults with autism that altered the effects of the hormone vasopressin and to assess the effects on social functioning.
 
 
 Researchers find potential link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy
 
Researchers find potential link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancyAn international team led by Duke-NUS Medical School has found a potential link between autistic-like behavior in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb.