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A song about the sensitive issue of autism

“I’m autistic like one in 100 people in France. Give me your hand, open the doors and we can finally live together.” This is the most striking phrase at the end of a song about autism, written by the association Espoir Autisme Corse and Autisme France. …read more

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Reseachers link anti-depressants to autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a highly complex developmental disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Its signs usually appear in early childhood. Once fairly rare, today it is increasingly, and … …read more

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Scientists find new vessel for detecting autism

Evidence of autism may be found in the composition and malfunction of the brain’s blood vessels, a team of scientists has found. Their research sheds new light on the causes of autism, which previously had pointed to neurological make-up rather than to the … …read more

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Hatboro Business Raises $12k For Unique Autism Charity

HATBORO, PA – Hatboro-based Aon Affinity, the affinity business of Aon, is supporting Autism Speaks in advancing the knowledge and treatment of autism. Aon Affinity presented the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of Autism Speaks with a donation of $12,876 … …read more

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“Autism Avenue” to open in West Wichita

A new store is opening this week, designed to help people with Autism. Founders say Autism Avenue is filling a need in the Wichita community. Austism Avenue works along with the Independent Living Center to train Autistic individuals to better function … …read more

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Counselling parents makes children with autism communicative

A parent-based therapy that helps children with autism communicate better with their families works when adapted and localised to fit low-resource settings in south Asia, report researchers from India, Pakistan and the UK in the international journal … …read more

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Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to autism

Women who took a class of widely used antidepressants during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy were roughly twice as likely as those who did not to have a child who would later receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, says a new study. …read more

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Antidepressants vs Autism Is Debatable

A study done over a decade in Canada on about 150,000 pregnant women saw that use of antidepressants during the second and third trimesters increased the risk of the baby developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by almost 87%. What has to be borne in the … …read more

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Autism Research Study Raises More Questions

Autism spectrum disorder-a developmental condition characterized by trouble communicating and speaking-is estimated to affect between 1.5 and 2 percent of USA children, depending on how it’s measured, according to the Centers for Disease Control. …read more

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About That Study Linking Antidepressants To Autism…

A new study linking the use of antidepressants in pregnancy to childhood autism has headlines flying. But this is one that could use a healthy dose of skepticism. The study, published online this week in JAMA Pediatrics, looked at data from nearly 145,500 … …read more

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Maternal exposure to antidepressants linked to autism in children

A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that using an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may be linked to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder for the child. Selective serotonin … …read more

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Study finds link between anti-depressants during pregnancy, autism

Pregnant mothers on anti-depressants may be more likely to have children with autism. A new study monitored 145,000 kids for 11 years and found that children of mothers on anti-depressants were 87 percent more likely to develop autism. Doctors warn there … …read more

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Major Study Links Autism To Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Women who take antidepressants during the late stages of pregnancy have an 87 percent increased risk of giving birth to a child who will be diagnosed with autism, according to a new study from researchers in Montreal. And for women who take the most common … …read more

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SSRI use in pregnancy raises autism risk

An estimated 10 to 13-percent of pregnant women in the US take an antidepressant. Put another way, seven in 1,000 children without antidepressant exposure were diagnosed with ASD, compared to about 12 in 1,000 with mid- to late-pregnancy antidepressant … …read more

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