Living with Autism during COVID-19

COVID19 has not only spread around very rapidly, but it has also meant that life, as we know it, has completely changed as well.  From closing much of the non-essential shops to working from home, or even homeschooling, it can be said that the pandemic that is now affecting the world has made us rethink … Read more

Handling Meltdowns As an Autistic Adult

Handling Meltdowns as an Autistic Adult Meltdowns. For many high functioning autistic adults, they are their worst enemy. Many autistic adults can “pass” as neurotypical when making friends, having a job, and being in a relationship. However, many adults still don’t know how to handle meltdowns. Meltdowns are an autistic person’s way of treating over-stimulation. … Read more

ADHD and Sexuality: It’s Effect and Correlation

ADHD is a mental disorder that is characterized by a tirade of symptoms such as excessive activity, issues with focus and attention or difficulties controlling an individual’s behavior. ADHD symptoms can also affect romantic relationships that might end in limiting a person’s ability to perform sexually. However, it should also be noted that these markers … Read more

Does Eating Fish During Pregnancy Trigger Autism?

A recent study debunked the common myth of pregnant women bearing autistic offspring due to their fish-eating habits. Researchers comment, eating fish can never be linked to autism nor does the consumption give rise to any autistic traits. Scientists based out of the University of Bristol took a note of common assumption among individuals that … Read more

Researchers Develop Autism Symptoms Self-Assessment Resource Kit for Adults

A questionnaire designed to measure the restricted and repetitive behaviors in adults, with autism condition, is a helpful tool in evaluating autism symptoms online. Autism test adult is observed to be one of the first effective self-assessment tools for a core symptom evaluation of autism in adults. The questionnaire attempts to measure the repetitive behaviors … Read more

Do cognitive enhancement therapies improve outcomes in autistic adults?

Recent research reports from the University of Pittsburgh signals a potential breakthrough for adults diagnosed with autism. Although there have been significant advances in techniques for early detection of the condition and a large number of studies involving the treatment of young children diagnosed with autism, there has been less focus on having interventional programs … Read more

Understanding the Origins of Autism and Associated Sensory Processing Disorders

The origins of autism continue to remain mysterious. However, researchers are continuing their tireless work to understand which areas of the brain are involved and in what way the first signs of the condition appears. The latest findings bring us closer to understanding the pathology of the condition as well as understanding the point where … Read more

Do Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia and Autism have anything in Common?

Medical disorders are known to have well-defined characteristics that exist in bodily fluids, organs and tissues. On the other hand, psychiatric disorders are not seen to have a strongly defined pathology, but rather to be led by observable behaviors. A recent study led by the UCLA has found schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and autism share some … Read more

Is There a Possible Connection between Migraine Meds and Autism?

Exposure to compounds used in migraine medication is believed to have a probable association with autism as demonstrated by recent research. The study was jointly conducted by Wenzhou Medical University and Oregon State University and showed that vaporized acidic exposure resulted in phenotypical behaviors which are consistent with autism condition or autism. The study was … Read more

Do Pregnancy Related Supplements Help Fight Autism Risk?

The year 2018 has started with one of the most hotly debated questions of late. Researchers have started to conduct multiple studies in order to understand whether supplemental intake during or before child-expectancy can help reduce autism risk. The autism condition is said to affect people worldwide with millions of people being diagnosed with the … Read more

Can Pregnant Mothers Prevent Children from Being Autistic by Effective Use of Multivitamins?

Can autism risk for newborns be reduced by continual use of multivitamins by expectant mothers? A recent study has shed a positive light on the subject. Brian Lee, co-author of the study from the Dornsife School in Philadelphia, along with colleagues, highlights that the study being carried out by the team is observational. However, the … Read more

Creating a Good Home Atmosphere for ADHD Children

More often than not, children with ADHD need assistance in order to keep an organized bedroom as well as a clean environment. Further, an environment that is neatly organized helps children thrive on a greater level whilst helping them stay better focused. Children with ADHD can get messy. They tend to fiddle not only with … Read more

Labor Augmentation or Induction Does Not Result in Autism

Earlier research and studies have suggested that augmentation or induction during times of labor may result in causing autism in newborns. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has refuted these statements. An earlier study carried out by Duke University in Durham had indicated that young mothers who underwent an induction to have their … Read more

The Importance of Self-Esteem for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues

Oftentimes, people tend to use unique phrases such as “Self-Esteem” when talking about raising kids. However, have you ever wondered about the real meaning behind it? Further, why do you think it is a greater issue when it involves children with attention issues and learning disorders? A child’s self-esteem can be defined in simple terms … Read more

Can Asperger’s Adults be at a Greater Risk for Suicidal Thoughts?

A study, the first of its kind, is being carried out by the researchers from Cambridge University, UK. The study suggests that people who are diagnosed with Asperger’s are more prone to having suicidal thoughts in comparison to their normal peers. The research team has been led by notable researchers Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen and Dr. … Read more

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