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April 29th 2023
From connections between bvFTD and primary psychiatric disorders to the impact of posttraumatic neuroendocrine dysfunction on recovery, here are highlights from the week in Psychiatric Times.
April 20th 2023
More girls are belatedly receiving an autism diagnosis.
October 24th 2022
Connections between autism risk, sleep disturbances, insomnia risk genes and circadian pathways were analyzed.
Telehealth’s Calming Effect on Autism
Here’s how online appointments are lowering anxiety among patients and families.
The Youth Mental Health Crisis: Supporting Patients With ASD and ADHD
How can we help this unique patient population thrive? Experts weigh in at the 2022 APA Annual Meeting.
Neurodiversity as a Strength-Based Psychiatry
It’s time to take a closer look at neurodiversity.
Clara Park’s Network of Correspondence About Autism
How one mother of a child with autism helped countless others better understand the autistic experience.
Biopsychosocial Explanations for Gender Disparities in Autism
Recent research suggests females with autism may need their own set of parameters on which to be measured.
Facilitating Autism Diagnosis
Autism spectrum disorder often evades formal diagnosis until a child is 4 years or older, but these artificial intelligence and telehealth systems may be able to help facilitate diagnosis.
The Neurodiversity Paradigm in Psychiatry: Robert Chapman, PhD
Is neurodivergence to be cured or is it a healthy part of our social ecology?
Medical Marijuana for Autism
Cannabis is prescribed as a treatment for autism in 14 states. Is it the wonder drug patients and families have been waiting for?
The Other Side of the COVID-19 Crisis: The Silent, Socially Phobic Minority
Patients who are report social phobia are unlikely to speak out for themselves. For them, confrontations with their boss or coworkers are even worse than water-cooler conversations. That is where psychiatrists can help.
How Psychiatrists Can Guide Distance Learning
Children with autism spectrum disorder have special educational needs, but with proper guidance they can flourish, even during a pandemic.
A Doctor, Her Daughter, and a Difficult Dilemma
What happens when a clinician has to give herself news she does not want to hear?
The Coercive Cycle: A School to Prison Pipeline?
The authors discuss abusive disciplinary practices that continue to this day despite considerable evidence to the contrary and share thoughts and implications for psychiatrists.
Get That Piece of Paper
Dad excelled at his craft and was the natural choice for promotion to supervisor of the machine shop when the incumbent retired. But the company told him it just wouldn’t "look right" to have a person with only an 8th-grade education.
High Rates of Autistic Symptoms Found in Patients With Eating Disorders
What is the link between restrictive anorexia, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating disorder and ASD? This study sheds some light.
Recognizing and Treating Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in People With Autism
While the core features of autism impair functioning, a significant source of further impairment is comorbid psychiatric disorders.
Trouble in Paradise: Carbon-Fuel Air Pollution Linked to Disorders Across the Lifespan
We cannot protect our patients without protecting our planet. This means a personal and professional commitment to green our activities by considering the carbon effects of how we do our work.
ECT for Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism: A New Indication
ECT has been found effective in mitigating the deleterious consequences of SIB.
Asperger Disorder: Gone But Not Forgotten
Although Asperger disorder is now included as part of the overall autism spectrum disorder, some say Pandora’s box has been opened.
Environmental Toxicants and Autism Spectrum Disorder
On the association between symptoms of autism spectrum disorder with environmental toxin exposure.
Autism, Pregnancy, and SSRIs: When the Media Distorts the Facts
Setting the record straight on the burgeoning field of reproductive psychiatry.
New Research in the Genetics of Autism
An expert discusses the clinical, biological, and genetic components of de novo mutations and autism spectrum disorders.
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.
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.
Slideshow: Developmental Psychopathology Comes of Age
Traumatic brain injury, criminal responsibility, traumatic stress, and autism spectrum/neurodevelopmental disorders slideshow
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder
A recently published NIH study of 112 children suggested that some children might possibly outgrow autism.
Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
This article aims to provide the general psychiatric community with an update on the major findings on the biology of ASDs as well as the advances in diagnostic and interventional strategies.
APA Rebuts Study on Autism
Autism: The DSM-5 Neurodevelopmental Disorders Work Group questions the validity of a study by James McPartland and colleagues.
Research Points to Shared Environmental Factors for Autism and ASD
Three twin studies published between 1977 and 1995, which provided the main body of knowledge on heritability of autism, showed a concordance rate of 72% for a total of 36 monozygotic pairs and a concordance rate of 0% for 30 dizygotic pairs.
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