Israeli, US researchers make autism breakthrough

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Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, along with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, San Diego, have found a method that can identify a biological sign of autism in young toddlers that could lead to early diagnosis. By scanning the brain activity of sleeping children, the scientists discovered that autistic brains exhibited significantly weaker synchronization between areas tied to language and communication, compared to that of non-autistic children. “Identifying biological signs of autism has been a major goal for many scientists around the world, both because these may allow early diagnosis, and because they can provide important clues about the causes and development of the disorder,” post-doctoral fellow Dr. Ilan Dinstein, said.

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My son has severe ADHD and I need imput from others whose kids are on Adderall?

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My son is on Adderall and is not tolerating it well. They are thinking of putting him on Strattera. I have heard that that works more for kids with ADD than those with ADHD.

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Does your child have ADHD? What does that behaviour look like at home,and at school?

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I work with children with behavioural difficulties, and am speaking on ADHD soon to teachers – some personal anecdotes would be helpful. Thanks.

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What do you think about vaccinating infants and the risk of autism?

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My baby is 6 weeks old and scheduled for her first vaccinations in two weeks. I’ve read a lot about the link between vaccines and autism lately, and was looking for some more opinions. Does anyone know of the most recent data, have a personal experience, or just an opinion? thanks!

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