Dear European colleagues,
With the best wishes for 2017, here you will find the most recent scientific news on autism and ADHD.
Personality traits, psychiatric disorders linked to specific genomic locations
This is the first time I’ve seen this link between genes and the BIG-5. And the link via extraversion onto ADHD. Hopefully there the connection via introversion onto ADD will come later. Oxytocin improves synchronization in leader-follower interaction
As you may know testosteron (“kill the enemy”) and oxytocin (“brotherhood”) play an important roll in the forming of – and the fighting between groups. The effect of oxytocin nasal spray on social interaction deficits observed in young children with autism: A randomized clinical crossover trial
And so here’s the link to oxytocin in autism. Genes affecting our communication skills relate to genes for psychiatric disorder like Autism; Timing makes the difference
How much money is spent on health care for kids, where does it go?
ADHD in Girls: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
ADHD and Depression: What’s the Connection?
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorder … autism
Brain technique improves cognitive control
Research have found the technique – which applies high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation to a particular area of the brain – improves cognitive – and conflict control. This study provides the basis to explore potential benefits for people with impaired cognitive control associated with schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
And we now know that ‘self control ‘ is the main issue in an ADHD brain! Autism breakthrough: One protein’s sweeping influence on development of autism revealed
Lab confirms vitamin D link to autism traits
Idem: Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find
New Research Shows summerMAX Program Is Highly Effective for High-Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD)
About the connection between Giftedness and ADHD (A bit older, but relevant in recent EU discours!)
Ease Holiday Stress for Children With Autism
Mutations in life’s ‘essential genes’ tied to autism
Working out the genetic risk for ADHD
Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders
Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment in the DSM-5 Era.