04Dec
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New centre brings hope for research in autism

Post Views: 214 In a move that will bring hope to families dealing with autism and related disorders among children, doctors at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences have started a Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders (CARE-ADD). Over 35 families participated in an awareness programme conducted as part […]

28Nov
2019
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Autism: ‘Unprecedented’ demand creates long appointment waits

Post Views: 102 New data suggests some patients thought to have autism waited over 19 weeks for their first mental health appointments. Patients at 10 out of 25 English health trusts waited an average of 137 days or more following referral, against a target of 91 days, in spring 2018. The National Autistic Society (NAS) […]

17Nov
2019
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How a neuroscientist’s infant son revolutionized our understanding of autism

Post Views: 109 Henry Markram, the neuroscientist behind the billion-dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the brain, has set the goal of decoding all disturbances of the mind within a generation. This quest is personal for him. The driving force behind his grand ambition has been his son Kai, who suffers […]

10Nov
2019
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Hair loss in children: What to know

Post Views: 119 Many adults expect to lose some hair as they age, but hair loss in children can cause alarm, especially when they become upset about bald spots or thin hair. However, hair loss in children is relatively common. Hair loss in children may have different patternsTrusted Source to adult hair loss. For example, androgenetic alopecia, or […]

06Nov
2019
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Star Atlas: How an NHS-backed CBT app could help children tackle anxiety

Post Views: 69 Rachel’s daughter was 10 when she started struggling with anxiety. She was placed on a waiting list to receive support from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Camhs), an 11-month wait during which time she began experiencing additional OCD symptoms. “It escalated to the point where it completely consumed our daily lives,” […]

02Nov
2019
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‘My autistic daughter was held in a cell for two years’

Post Views: 69 “They placed her in a seclusion cell and they left her there for two years, alone, 24/7, horrific.” Jeremy says he could only touch his 15-year-old daughter Bethany by kneeling down and reaching into her isolation room through a tiny hatch. Bethany is severely autistic but had no therapeutic care while detained […]

30Oct
2019
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What Parents Should Know About PANDAS

Post Views: 100  In some cases a strep infection can precipitate or worsen symptoms of mental illness. Known as pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections, or PANDAS, symptoms typically appear in kids between age 3 and puberty, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Many children at some point develop symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, tics, or anxiety and […]

25Oct
2019
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Number of children with anorexia on the rise, study suggests

Post Views: 82 Cases of anorexia are on the rise among preteen children in the UK and Ireland, research suggests, with rates having as much as doubled in 10 years. The study, which looked at cases of anorexia diagnosed by psychiatrists in hospitals or specialist clinics, estimates that 3.2 per 100,000 children aged between eight […]

14Oct
2019
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Eating disorders and autism spectrum disorder link needs more research, experts say

Post Views: 116 Experts are calling for more research into the link between eating disorders and autism spectrum disorder to come up with better treatment and support services. Key points: Nearly a million Australians have an eating disorder, according to the Butterfly Foundation One expert wants more research into what proportion of people with autism […]

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