Autism Science

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Preschool-Based Joint Attention Intervention for Children with Autism

Source: 
J Child Psychol Psychiatry
Date Published: 
January, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

Assess the effects of a preschool-based Joint Attention (JA)-intervention.

A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Fluoxetine for Repetitive Behaviors and Global Severity in Adult Autism Spectrum Disorders

Source: 
Am J Psychiatry
Date Published: 
March, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

The effects of fluoxetine and placebo on repetitive behaviors and global severity were compared in adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of Oral N-Acetylcysteine in Children with Autism.

Source: 
Biol Psychiatry
Date Published: 
June 1, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

The goal of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of using oral N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a glutamatergic modulator and an antioxidant, in the treatment of behavioral disturbance in children with autism.

Dr. Jennifer Elder Provides Commentary on Current Research for the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet

Date Published: 
August 1, 2013
Abstract: 

Dr. Jennifer Elder provides an evidence-based discussion about the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet in her guest blog post for the blog series "Comorbid Conditions with Autism". Dr. Elder's goal was to highlight what current research says about the GFCF diet so families can make an informed decision if it is right for them.

Dr. Susan Hyman Discusses GI Problems in Children with Autism for a Guest Blog Post

Date Published: 
July 30, 2013
Abstract: 

Dr. Susan Hyman addressed many important questions about GI problems associated with autism for our guest blog series "Comorbid Conditions with Autism". In the post, she provided an informed update on current evidence-based research in the area of GI problems and autism.

Early Behavioral Intervention is Associated with Normalized Brain Activity in Young Children with Autism.

Source: 
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Date Published: 
November 11, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

This report describes the the resulting EEG activity from randomized clinical trial. These clinical trial included a developmental behavioral intervention.

Controlled-Release Melatonin, Singly and Combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, for Persistent Insomnia in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

Source: 
J Sleep Res
Date Published: 
December 12, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

This study demonstrates that adding behavioural intervention to melatonin treatment seems to result in a better treatment response, at least in the short term.

Effects of STX209 (Arbaclofen) on Neurobehavioral Function in Children and Adults with Fragile X Syndrome: a Randomized, Controlled, Phase 2 Trial

Source: 
Sci Transl Med
Date Published: 
September 19, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

Research on animal models of fragile X syndrome suggests that STX209, a GABA(B) agonist, might improve neuro-behavioral function in affected patients.

Synaptic Dysfunction in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Associated with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

Source: 
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol
Date Published: 
March 1, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

The human studies unveiled the sensitivity of cognitive function to precise levels of different proteins.

Controversial Study Suggests That An Ear Muscle In Children with Autism Responds to Lower Decibel Sounds Than Typical Controls

Source: 
Autism Research and Treatment
Date Published: 
July 3, 2013
Abstract: 

A controversial study suggests that an ear muscle in children with autism responds to sounds that are a few decibels lower compared to typically developing children. Some researchers suggest this could be used as a simple clinical biomarker for autism but some scientists disagree.