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Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

This post originally featured on the Psychiatry Advisor. HealthDay News — Children with behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Pediatrics. The researchers focused on children and teenagers with conditions that included autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder,

Treating ASD With Theater: Interview with Expert Dr Blythe Corbett

December 16, 2016 Share this content: Theater provides opportunities for youth with ASD to improve communication and social skills. Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is “characterized by impairment in social competence as well as restricted interests and behaviors.”1 These deficits, which many consider to be lifelong and resistant to treatment, manifest across multiple domains.2

Study Investigates Link Betwen Autism and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

December 15, 2016 This article originally appeared on Infectious Disease Advisor. Share this content: No association found between ASD in child and maternal flu infection or vaccine during pregnancy. Children born to mothers who received an influenza vaccination or had an influenza infection during the 2nd to 3rd trimester of pregnancy were not at

Study Elucidates Role of DIXDC1 Gene in Psychiatric Pathogenesis

November 02, 2016 Share this content: Dixdc1 knockout mice demonstrated behaviors suggestive of depression, anxiety, and impaired social behavior. In a study recently published online in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers from numerous US universities elucidated the role of DIX domain containing-1 (DIXDC1), an intracellular protein of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, in the pathogenesis of

Arbaclofen May Benefit Some Patients With Autism

October 21, 2016 This article originally appeared on Psychiatry Advisor Share this content: Study results suggest continued study of arbaclofen for autism spectrum disorder. Researchers have conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study to examine the effects of arbaclofen on patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While arbaclofen did not appear to improve the primary