Day: February 8, 2018

Scientificamerican.com: Autism Shares Brain Signature with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Scientificamerican.com: Autism Shares Brain Signature with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to a large study of postmortem brain tissue. The findings appear today in Science.

All three conditions show an activation of genes in star-shaped brain cells

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Npr.org: Major Psychiatric Disorders Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds

Npr.org: Major Psychiatric Disorders Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds

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The scientists tested tissue samples from the brains of deceased patients who suffered from autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Sebastian Kaulitzki/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF hide caption

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Major psychiatric disorders like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar appear to have

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Clickondetroit.com: Macomb County teacher charged with abusing students with autism

Clickondetroit.com: Macomb County teacher charged with abusing students with autism

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – A special education teacher in the Macomb County Intermediate School District is charged with abusing her students.

Brittany Stevens, 28, worked with students who have autism at Sequoyah Elementary, and police said both she verbally and physically abused them. She’s facing three counts of child abuse.

Officials

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Ucla.edu: Autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share molecular traits, study finds

Ucla.edu: Autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share molecular traits, study finds

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Senior author Daniel Geschwind called the results showing a molecular, pathological signature of disorders such as autism and bipolar disorder “a large step forward.”

Most medical disorders have well-defined physical characteristics seen in tissues, organs and bodily fluids. Psychiatric disorders, in contrast, are not defined by such pathology,

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Blog:The Secret Aspie- “We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

Blog:The Secret Aspie- “We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

So I had a restless nights sleep, always my thoughts turn to R and wondering what he is doing. My memories of him fade and now I only remember a memory of a memory of our face to face time together. It has been nearly 3 months now since we last met and at times my hopes for our future fade like his memory.

I get that he is busy but there is

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Patch.com: Autism Teacher Physically, Verbally Abused Students: Police

Patch.com: Autism Teacher Physically, Verbally Abused Students: Police

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI – An elementary school teacher verbally and physically abused 8- and 9-year-old autistic students, reported the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, Brittany Stevens, 28, of Mt. Clemens, was charged with second degree child abuse.

The children were not seriously injured and are in good health, reported

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The-scientist.com: Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

The-scientist.com: Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 8, 2018

ISTOCK, DRAFTER123Psychiatric disorders display common patterns of gene expression, according to a study published today (February 8, 2018) in

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Washingtonpost.com: Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

Washingtonpost.com: Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

Artist’s conception of a network of brain cells. Researchers have found similar signs of disrupted neuronal communication in five psychiatric disorders. (iStock)

Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- Cripple Punk Gothic

Blog:Neuro Wonderful- Cripple Punk Gothic

interlude-holiday:

“You are too young to be disabled,” they say. You age. “You are too young to be disabled,” they say. You age. “You are too young to be disabled,” they say. You have changed. They have not. You see a flight of stairs. Your friend insists there are only a few. You don’t see an end. You are tired. There are too many stairs. You don’t see an end. The door has an accessible entrance sticker.

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Healthday.com: Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

Healthday.com: Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — By examining brain tissue, researchers say they’ve found similarities in certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia.

Specifically, some similar patterns of gene expression were found in people with autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the researchers say.

Gene expression refers to cells’ conversion

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Sciencemag.org: Major mental illnesses unexpectedly share brain gene activity, raising hope for better diagnostics …

Sciencemag.org: Major mental illnesses unexpectedly share brain gene activity, raising hope for better diagnostics …

The cerebral cortex has both shared and distinctive gene activity patterns in patients with major mental disorders.

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Mental illness affects one in six U.S. adults, but scientists’ sense of the underlying biology of most psychiatric disorders remains nebulous. That’s

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Theverge.com: Brains of those with psychiatric disorders show similarities at the molecular level

Theverge.com: Brains of those with psychiatric disorders show similarities at the molecular level

Psychiatric disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and depression share similarities at the molecular level, according to a new analysis of 700 donated brains.

It is well-known that genetics can make people more susceptible to psychiatric disorders, but the link is more complicated. DNA includes instructions for making proteins, but these

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Newscientist.com: First glimpse of how genes may cause mental health problems

Newscientist.com: First glimpse of how genes may cause mental health problems

In autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, genes influencing how brain cells called astrocytes function seem more active

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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism seem to have some similar effects on the brain. Analysing gene activity is taking us a step closer to understanding what

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