In a first-of-its-kind report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that as many as 1 in 5 American children has a mental disorder including autism.
Health & Behavior
For the first time in more than a decade, a new version of the DSM will be unveiled this weekend and with it comes major change to the way autism is diagnosed.
Children with autism see simple movements twice as fast, new research suggests, a finding that may help explain why many with the disorder are sensitive to noise, light and other stimuli.
A new multi-site network will launch this fall to collect brain samples for autism research in an effort to accelerate understanding of the developmental disorder.
Significantly more children have disabilities today as compared to a decade ago, largely due to increased diagnosis of neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions, researchers say.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
New research suggests it may be possible to identify children at risk for autism from day one.
In what’s believed to be the largest such effort to date, a clinical trial expected to launch this week will examine the effectiveness of a possible blood test to detect autism.
With too few autism specialists, it can take months or even years for a child to be diagnosed. But a new app that’s being developed with federal grant money may change that.
A new technique being heralded as a breakthrough could have significant implications for the treatment of cerebral palsy and similar conditions.
New research suggests that a readily-available antibiotic can bring about improvements in behavior and anxiety for those with the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.
In a move that could bring major breakthroughs in the understanding of autism and other neurological disorders, the president unveiled plans for a decades-long project to map the human brain.