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Exploring the ADHD-Autism Link

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Jean Gehricke, an associate professor of pediatrics at UC Irvine and a licensed clinical psychologist with the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more effective behavioral therapies.

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Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child with Autism Manage Stress

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A Clarkson University occupational therapy professor writes that mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing.

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Paternal Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism

In a small study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could contribute to the condition.

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Professor Provides Tips for Parents of Children Recently Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Professor provides tips for families whose children have just been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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Intrauterine Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes Linked With Risk of Autism

Among a group of more than 320,000 children, intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed by 26 weeks' gestation was associated with risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to a study in the April 14 issue of JAMA. Maternal pre-existing type 2 diabetes was not significantly associated with risk of ASD in offspring.

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Study Finds Autism Awareness Among Future Healthcare Workers Still Has Room for Improvement

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April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the developmental disability among Americans. But a recent study that examines knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among undergraduates in healthcare-related majors shows there is still room for improvement in spreading accurate information.