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More Than Half Of Stroke Survivors Suffer An Added Burden Of A Little Known Neurological Condition (Pseudobulbar Affect)

A survey released today by National Stroke Association shows that 53 percent of stroke survivor respondents suffer from symptoms of another neurologic condition called pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a condition thought to be caused by structural damage in the brain due to injury or disease. PBA causes involuntary and unpredictable outbursts of laughing or crying, often […]

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Education Program Developed For Preventing Antisocial Behavior In 3-Year-Old Children

University of Granada researchers have developed a pioneer intervention program aimed at 3 year-old children, that helps to prevent antisocial behavior in adulthood. In its first year of implementation, the program – named “Aprender a convivir” (Learning to live together) – achieved that 90% of participating children interacted more actively with their peers, and that […]

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Girls With Autism Or ADHD Symptoms Are Not Taken Seriously In The Healthcare System

When girls with symptoms of autism or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) seek professional medical help, their problems are often played down or misinterpreted, and there is a real risk that they will not get the help or support they need. As such, more training is needed in this area, particularly in the public sector, […]

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computer images used to identify children with autism

Preference For Moving Shapes Versus People Linked To Autism In Children

A 1-minute video showing computer screensavers next to videos of dancing children may prove to be a simple, inexpensive screening tool for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in toddlers. According to an NIMH-funded study, infants as young as 14 months old who had autism spent more time looking at the moving shapes than social images, in […]

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young girl at the playground

Cognitive Skills In Children With Autism Vary And Improve

People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are thought to have a specific profile of cognitive strengths and weaknesses – difficulties appreciating others’ thoughts and feelings, problems regulating and controlling their behavior, and an enhanced ability to perceive details – but few studies have tracked children’s cognitive skills over time. Now new longitudinal research provides clues […]

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Jennifer Watling Neal, a Michigan State University psychology professor

Study Suggests Boys And Girls Not As Different As Previously Thought

Although girls tend to hang out in smaller, more intimate groups than boys, this difference vanishes by the time children reach the eighth grade, according to a new study by a Michigan State University psychologist. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, suggest “girls and boys aren’t as different as […]

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Uniform Method To Interpret Autism Spectrum Disorders Is Proposed

A researcher from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has defined a new, integrated interpretation of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which makes it easier to understand both the commonalities and differences between ASD and other conditions. In an article published in the December 2009 issue of The Neuroscientist titled: “The Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Integration in […]

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