Tag: ADHD

March 2017
illustration of person with autism struggling with addiction
Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s hidden habit

by  /  1 March 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that people with autism don’t get hooked on alcohol or other drugs, but new evidence suggests otherwise.

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December 2016
Picking pairs: People with autism are up to 11 times more likely than their typical peers to choose a partner on the spectrum.Henrik Sorensen / Getty Images
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Partner preferences may contribute to autism prevalence

by  /  5 December 2016

People with autism tend to partner with others on the spectrum, which may raise the condition’s prevalence within families and across the population.

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November 2016
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Mutation tied to autism deprives male mice of their sleep

by  /  23 November 2016

A DNA deletion linked to autism causes male mice, but not females, to have trouble falling asleep.

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Medication, parent coaching quell hyperactivity in autism

by  /  1 November 2016

A drug called atomoxetine eases hyperactivity in children who have both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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October 2016
Illness links: People with autism are at risk for a variety of other medical conditions.
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Network analysis gives clues to other ailments in autism

by  /  25 October 2016

Genes linked to autism are associated with a variety of other ailments, including cancer, heart conditions, autoimmune disorders and gut problems.

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Hyperactivity hint:  Children who outgrow their autism diagnosis may still have difficulty maintaining focus.Alistair Berg / Getty Images
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Some children may truly outgrow autism

by  /  19 October 2016

Children who officially lose their autism diagnosis show no residual signs of the condition.

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August 2016
Making moves:  Toddlers who have an older sibling with autism are three times more likely to have motor and other delays than those in unaffected families are.
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Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks

by  /  31 August 2016

About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism have cognitive and motor delays.

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News / Spotted

Picking priorities; wristband recorder; going for gold

by  /  26 August 2016

People with autism assemble a wish list for researchers, a digital wristband tracks anxiety, and a runner on the spectrum prepares for his Paralympic debut.

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Off track: 
The more trouble a child has performing everyday tasks, the more atypical the structure of his nerve fibers in certain areas of the brain (red, yellow).
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Common brain signature marks autism, attention deficit

by  /  8 August 2016

Children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder all show similar disruptions in brain structure.

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Illustration by Michela Buttignol
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Never mind statistics: Adults with autism may be happy

by  /  4 August 2016

Men with autism who have above-average intelligence may not achieve typical financial and personal milestones — but many are content.

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