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The Possible Link between Antidepressants and Autism Disorders

Researchers have recently found that early prenatal exposure to certain medications taken for depression and anxiety can significantly increase the risk of ASD.

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Lipid Imbalances in the Brain May Trigger ASD

Researchers have recently stated that abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain can possibly trigger Autism disorders.

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Air Pollution May Have Links to Autism Disorders

Recent scientific studies have shown that there may be a strong link between places of heavy air pollution and the amount of individuals affected by Autism disorders.

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New Study Finds Unusual Ways to Ease Autism Symptoms

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A new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, found two odd methods for quelling certain symptoms of autism, examining the link between inflammation and autism.

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Genetics Combined With Air Pollution Has Been Found to Increase Autism Risk

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According to a new study, children who carry a predisposition for autism who are also exposed to high air pollution have a greater risk of developing the disorder.

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Paternal Age Increases Risk of Autism

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Research from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University has linked increased paternal age with a greater risk of psychiatric and developmental disorders- mainly schizophrenia and autism. This research will help determine factors leading to autism spectrum disorder allowing for more effective forms of therapy.

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Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Not Lead to ASD

A new study out of Denmark concludes that taking antidepressants like Prozac and Paxil during pregnancy, does not truly increase the likelihood of autism in the child.

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Researchers Link Autism With Synaesthesia

Synaesthesia, a disease characterized by the mixing of senses, is more prominent in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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Study Shows Benefits of iPad on Development of Speaking Skills in Children with Autism

Studies show that iPads can improve communication and verbal skills for children with autism.

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ICare4Autism Hosts Benefit for Autism Research and Education

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Over one hundred people attended the ICare4Autism benefit for autism research and education last Thursday night at Inglot Cosmetics in the Chelsea Market Place.

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