Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHA, Behavioural, Developmental


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 New Developments in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Nov 2008) (Video 56 mins)

Dr. Eric Hollander, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Autism is a complex, heterogeneous disorder characterized by three core symptoms domains: social deficits, language delay, and repetitive behaviors. Dr Hollander discusses the underlying neurobiology and brain circuitry of the repetitive behavior and social deficits domains. He also discusses new treatment developments for repetitive behaviors, social deficits, neurocognition and disruptive behaviors.

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 A New Age of Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome (2009)

Neurobiological abnormalities in Fragile X Syndrome, review of targeted treatments available and the mechanisms by which they work, with preliminary data regarding minocycline, fenobam and R-baclofen.

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Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland, UK

A very valuable autism resource.

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 Pesticides Exposure and ADHD in Children (Video 4mins)

Dana Boyd Barr, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Boyd Barr discusses a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics on the link between pesticide exposure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

The study measured the levels of pesticide byproducts in the urine of 1,139 children from across the United States. Children with above-average levels of one common byproduct had roughly twice the odds of getting a diagnosis of ADHD.

The study, which Dr. Barr wasn't a part of, analyzed national nutrition data as well as data from Barr's former lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she worked for more than 20 years researching pesticides.

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 Pervasive Pesticides and our Children (Video 3 mins)

Little is known about the exposure of infants to pesticides, despite their vulnerability and evidence of widespread dietary exposure among older children and adults. A new research project to be carried out in Thailand will test new, improved methods for measuring pesticides in breast milk and infant formula. Here project lead Anne Riederer, assistant researcher in the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, talks about the pervasiveness of chemicals and how we might detect them in infants.

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 What Thailand can Teach us about Pesticides (Video 4 mins)

A new research project to be carried out in Thailand will test new, improved methods for measuring pesticides in breast milk and infant formula. Little is known about the exposure of infants to pesticides, despite their vulnerability and evidence of widespread dietary exposure among older children and adults. Here Anne Riederer and P. Barry Ryan of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, talk about why Thailand was chosen as the trial location.

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Research Autism (Charity)

Research Autism is the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism. This is a valuable resource for practitioners and patients/parents.

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