Autism

The Coercive Cycle: A School to Prison Pipeline?

March 25, 2020

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

October 14, 2019

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

September 10, 2019

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

August 29, 2019

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

February 22, 2019

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

February 15, 2018

ECT has been found effective in mitigating the deleterious consequences of SIB.

Asperger Disorder: Gone But Not Forgotten

September 15, 2017

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

September 30, 2016

On the association between symptoms of autism spectrum disorder with environmental toxin exposure.

Autism, Pregnancy, and SSRIs: When the Media Distorts the Facts

March 16, 2016

Setting the record straight on the burgeoning field of reproductive psychiatry.

Severe Mental Illness on the Decline in Youngsters--An 'Unexpected' Finding

June 01, 2015

Rates of severe mental illness in children and adolescents have dropped 16% since 1996, according to a new study. The lead author explains possible reasons for this surprising finding and concludes: "We're moving in the right direction!"

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