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The Four Kingdoms of Autism

The Four Kingdoms of Autism

In many ways, the Autism community is highly polarized. In the spirit of mapping the autism landscape and finding some common ground, author, Thomas  Insel suggests four perspectives that currently separate each group's stance. To which kingdom do you belong?               ... Read More

March 12, 2013

General Interest

Suicide Risk in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Suicide Risk in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A new study provides important information regarding the risk factors related to suicide in children and youth with ASD. A major finding is that many of the predictors of and variables associated with suicide behavior in adolescent and adult psychiatric and nonpsychiatric samples are also found in children with ASD.... Read More

March 8, 2013

Safety General Safety

5 Mental Disorders Share Genetic Links

5 Mental Disorders Share Genetic Links

The largest genetic study of mental illnesses to date finds five major disorders may not look much alike but they share some gene-based risks. The disorders — autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia — are considered distinct problems. But findings published this... Read More

March 1, 2013

Autism Research