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Poor Air Quality in Third Trimester and Autism
Maternal exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may be a contributing factor in the development of autism in offspring, new research shows.
The Psychiatric Self-Diagnosis of Seinfeld
This psychiatrist takes notice when he hears public remarks by celebrities on their alleged psychiatric illnesses. A perfect example is when Jerry Seinfeld claimed he was “a bit autistic” to Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News.
New Findings Related to Childhood-Onset Psychopathology
Innovative approaches that advance our understanding of the mechanisms that confer risk for psychiatric illness in youths is the focus.
Some Conditions Linked to Preterm Birth Not Caused by Preterm Birth Itself
Preterm birth increases the risk of infant mortality and autism, but poor academic and social outcomes are likely caused by confounding factors and not preterm birth itself.
Exposure to Pollution Increases Autism Risk
Exposure to pollution in early life may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Shared Risk Factors in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders
The aggregation of psychiatric diagnoses in individual psychiatric patients, ie, the presence of multiple disorders in one individual, is a curious and sometimes disturbing observation in psychiatry.
Caution Advised for Valproate Use During Pregnancy Due to Autism Link
In a new study, researchers found an absolute risk of 4.42% of valproate use during pregnancy with autism spectrum disorder and an absolute risk of 2.50% for childhood autism.
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