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A New Definition of Autism

A NEW DEFINITION OF AUTISM COULD DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH THE DISORDER AND COULD CUT FUNDING FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT. EXPERTS AT THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION ARE REVISE ING THE DEFINITION OF AUTISM, MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO QUALIFY FOR THE CONDITION. UNDER CURRENT CRITERIA, PATIENTS MUST EXHIBIT 6 […]

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Social Influence and Autism Diagnosis

New research suggests social influence may play a role in surging autism statistics. A new Columbia University study found children living near a child who has been diagnosed with autism have a much higher chance of being diagnosed themselves in the following year. Researchers say the increased likelihood isn’t from the environment or something that’s […]

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Autistic Children Restrict Diets

Many kids are picky eaters, but new research suggests the habit is even more common in kids with autism. Autistic children tend to refuse more foods and are more likely to restrict their diets to a smaller variety of foods than other children. Despite the findings, researchers are quick to note that picky eating is […]

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Neurofeedback Therapy for ADHD

Transcript: It’s a technique which presents the user with real-time feedback on brainwave activity. It’s also a treatment that has brought hope to many people with adhd, autism, and depression. There are no medications involved, and the treatment is painless. Dr. Barry Gardner is here to explain

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