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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.
Many children with autism are prescribed daily medication to [ideally] alleviate some of his or her symptoms, usually for a co-existing disorder. A recent study found that of the observed 34,000 children, nearly two-thirds were taking at least one medication. Furthermore, of that group, more than one-third were taking two medications, and even one in [...]
In a recent study published in the online journal PLoS One, a team of researchers at UNC School of Medicine found that available medications for Fragile X syndrome only moderately do their job. That is, these medicines, which attempt to alleviate most symptoms of the syndrome, really only lessen some. Fragile X syndrome is the [...]
A recent study found a link between a protein associated with autism and the signaling system between neurons, which opens up a new area of autism research and suggests potential for treating ASD symptoms. The study was conducted by Dr. Südhof and Dr. Malenka at Stanford University and published in the online journal Neuron on [...]
A drug previously intended for the treatment of obesity has been found to block cerebral receptors responsible for abnormal neuronal expressions. Researchers at the University of the Basque Country and the Achucarro neurosciences centre found that the pharmaceutical drug Rimonabant, which was taken off the market due to presumed psychiatric consequences, may be beneficial when [...]
According to a recent study by Vanderbuilt University researchers, adolescents with autism are being prescribed medication but there is little to no evidence showing whether these medications are helpful. Assistant professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D. commented, “We need more research to be able to understand how [...]
In reference to a BBC News article on autism research titled: Autism “extreme male brain” clue, Eileen Hopkins was quoted, “Anything that adds to the body of knowledge on autism is clearly welcome.” Ms. Hopkins, a member of ICare4Autism’s advisory council, will be speaking on autism in Israel at ICare4Autism’s upcoming August Autism Conference. The [...]
A study led by Dr. Eric Hollander, Director of the Autism Spectrum Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and Chairman of the ICare4Autism Advisory Council found the antidepressant fluoxetine alleviated repetitive behavior and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in adults with autism, reducing these defining symptoms of the disorder. Dr. Hollander will be speaking on [...]