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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791934/discrepancies-between-nomenclature-and-indications-of-psychotropics
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Fusaka Minami, Joseph Zohar, Takefumi Suzuki, Teruki Koizumi, Masaru Mimura, Gohei Yagi, Hiroyuki Uchida
INTRODUCTION: While the current nomenclature of psychotropic drugs is disease-based, their approved indications do not always match their classifications. METHODS: Information on approved indications of "second-generation antipsychotics" and "newer antidepressants" that are available in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany, and Japan were extracted from their packet inserts. RESULTS: A significant proportion of "atypical antipsychotics" were approved for psychiatric conditions other than psychotic disorders (i...
May 23, 2018: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791472/pioglitazone-abolishes-autistic-like-behaviors-via-the-il-6-pathway
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Thiago Berti Kirsten, Renato C Casarin, Maria M Bernardi, Luciano F Felicio
Autism is characterized by social deficits, communication abnormalities, and repetitive behaviors. The risk factors appear to include genetic and environmental conditions, such as prenatal infections and maternal dietary factors. Previous investigations by our group have demonstrated that prenatal exposure to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which mimics infections by gram-negative bacteria, induces autistic-like behaviors. No effective treatment yet exists for autism. Therefore, we used our rat model to test a possible treatment for autism...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790988/evaluation-of-a-music-therapy-social-skills-development-program-for-youth-with-limited-resources
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Varvara Pasiali, Cherie Clark
Background: Children living in low-resource communities are at risk for poorer socio-emotional development and academic performance. Emerging evidence supports use of group music therapy experiences to support social development through community afterschool programming. Objective: To examine the potential benefit of a music therapy social skills development program to improve social skills and academic performance of school-aged children with limited resources in an afterschool program...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Music Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790776/oral-health-challenges-facing-dubai-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-at-home-and-in-accessing-oral-health-care
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D Mansoor, M Al Halabi, A H Khamis, M Kowash
AIM: To investigate the challenges faced by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children and their families in Dubai from three different perspectives of dental care: oral care at home, oral care at the dentist and access to oral care, and to compare the results to their normally developing peers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control comparative study of 84 ASD and 53 healthy children attending special needs centres and schools in Dubai including siblings of the autistic children...
June 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784084/perception-of-social-interaction-compresses-subjective-duration-in-an-oxytocin-dependent-manner
#5
Rui Liu, Xiangyong Yuan, Kepu Chen, Yi Jiang, Wen Zhou
Communication through body gestures permeates our daily life. Efficient perception of the message therein reflects one's social cognitive competency. Here we report that such competency is manifested temporally as shortened subjective duration of social interactions: motion sequences showing agents acting communicatively are perceived to be significantly shorter in duration as compared with those acting noncommunicatively. The strength of this effect is negatively correlated with one's autistic-like tendency...
May 22, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783181/autistic-traits-in-epilepsy-models-why-when-and-how
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REVIEW
Jana Velíšková, Jill L Silverman, Melissa Benson, Pierre-Pascal Lenck-Santini
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common comorbidity of epilepsy and seizures and/or epileptiform activity are observed in a significant proportion of ASD patients. Current research also implies that autistic traits can be observed to a various degree in mice and rats with seizures. This suggests that there are shared mechanisms in both ASD and epilepsy syndromes. Here, we first review the standard, validated methods used to assess autistic traits in animal models as well as their limitations with regards to epilepsy models...
May 18, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782990/a-certain-role-of-sod-cat-imbalance-in-pathogenesis-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
#7
Konstantin Yenkoyan, Hayk Harutyunyan, Aida Harutyunyan
The real impact of reactive oxygen species, antioxidant enzymes, mitochondrial dysfunction and chronic inflammation on the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) remains unclear, and even controversial. In this study we compared the plasma levels of antioxidant enzymes and their cofactors, markers of oxidative damage, and the respiratory burst in peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) as surrogate marker of chronic inflammation obtained from 10 children (4-10 year old) who met DSM-5 criteria and their siblings...
May 18, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778930/measurement-properties-of-tools-used-to-assess-suicidality-in-autistic-and-general-population-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S A Cassidy, L Bradley, E Bowen, S Wigham, J Rodgers
Adults diagnosed with autism are at significantly increased risk of suicidal thoughts, suicidal behaviours and dying by suicide. However, it is unclear whether any validated tools are currently available to effectively assess suicidality in autistic adults in research and clinical practice. This is crucial for understanding and preventing premature death by suicide in this vulnerable group. This two stage systematic review therefore aimed to identify tools used to assess suicidality in autistic and general population adults, evaluate these tools for their appropriateness and measurement properties, and make recommendations for appropriate selection of suicidality assessment tools in research and clinical practice...
May 5, 2018: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778301/behavioral-coping-plans-one-inter-professional-team-s-approach-to-patient-centered-care
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Katherine Wittling, Jessica Palumbo Dufur, Ashley McClain, Margaret Gettis
BACKGROUND: Surgical encounters for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are stressful to patients, families and health care providers. It is recognized that parents best anticipate needs of children with ASD. Including a family in the plan of care for the child is imperative. In response to the need for targeted, tailored care, an inter-professional surgical services team convened to determine best practices for addressing a behavioral and developmental plan for children with ASD in the surgical services arena...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777458/increased-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-expression-and-rs11568820-and-rs4516035-promoter-polymorphisms-in-autistic-disorder
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Burhan Balta, Hakan Gumus, Ruslan Bayramov, Keziban Korkmaz Bayramov, Murat Erdogan, Didem Behice Oztop, Muhammet Ensar Dogan, Serpil Taheri, Munis Dundar
Although there are a large number of sequence variants of different genes and copy number variations at various loci identified in autistic disorder (AD) patients, the pathogenesis of AD has not been elucidated completely. Recently, in AD patients, a large number of expression array and transcriptome studies have shown an increase in the expression of genes especially related to innate immune response. Antimicrobial effects of vitamin D and VDR are exerted through Toll-Like-Receptors (TLR) which have an important role in the innate immune response, are expressed by antigen presenting cells and recognize foreign microorganisms...
May 18, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761934/assessing-the-heterogeneity-of-autism-spectrum-symptoms-in-a-school-population
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Paula Morales-Hidalgo, Pere J Ferrando, Josefa Canals
The aim of the present study was to assess whether the nature of the main autistic features (i.e., social communication problems and repetitive and restrictive patterns) are better conceptualized as dimensional or categorical in a school population. The study was based on the teacher ratings of two different age groups: 2,585 children between the ages of 10 and 12 (Primary Education; PE) and 2,502 children between the ages of 3 and 5 (Nursery Education; NE) from 60 mainstream schools. The analyses were based on Factor Mixture Analysis, a novel approach that combines dimensional and categorical features and prevents spurious latent classes from appearing...
May 15, 2018: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761862/cellular-stress-and-apoptosis-contribute-to-the-pathogenesis-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
#12
Daoyin Dong, Horst Ronald Zielke, David Yeh, Peixin Yang
The molecular pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder, is still elusive. In this study, we investigated the possible roles of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, oxidative stress, and apoptosis as molecular mechanisms underlying autism. This study compared the activation of ER stress signals (protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase [PERK], activating transcription factor 6 [ATF6], inositol-requiring enzyme 1 alpha [IRE1α]) in different brain regions (prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, cerebellum) in subjects with autism and in age-matched controls...
May 15, 2018: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760409/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-ms-275-restores-social-and-synaptic-function-in-a-shank3-deficient-mouse-model-of-autism
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Kaijie Ma, Luye Qin, Emmanuel Matas, Lara J Duffney, Aiyi Liu, Zhen Yan
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social deficits and repetitive behaviors. Genetic screening has identified synaptic, transcriptional, and chromatin genes disrupted in autistic patients. Haploinsufficiency of Shank3, which encodes a scaffold protein at glutamatergic synapses, is causally linked to autism. Using a Shank3-deficient mouse model that exhibits prominent autism-like phenotypes, we have found that histone acetylation in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is abnormally low, which can be reversed by MS-275 (also known as Entinostat, SNDX-275), a class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor that is selectively potent in PFC...
April 19, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757392/thyroid-function-in-early-pregnancy-child-iq-and-autistic-traits-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Deborah Levie, Tim I M Korevaar, Sarah C Bath, Albert Dalmau-Bueno, Mario Murcia, Mercedes Espada, Mariana Dineva, Jesús M Ibarluzea, Jordi Sunyer, Henning Tiemeier, Marisa Rebagliato, Margaret P Rayman, Robin P Peeters, Mònica Guxens
Context: Low maternal free thyroxine (FT4) has been associated with poor child neurodevelopment in some single-centre studies. Evidence remains scarce for potential adverse effects of high FT4 and whether associations differ in countries with a different iodine status. Objective: To assess the association of maternal thyroid function in early pregnancy with child neurodevelopment in countries with a different iodine status. Design, Setting and Participants: Meta-analysis of individual-participant data compromising 9,036 mother-child pairs from three prospective population-based birth cohorts: INMA (Spain), Generation R (The Netherlands) and ALSPAC (United Kingdom)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757142/autistic-traits-but-not-schizotypy-predict-increased-weighting-of-sensory-information-in-bayesian-visual-integration
#15
Povilas Karvelis, Aaron R Seitz, Stephen M Lawrie, Peggy Seriès
Recent theories propose that schizophrenia/schizotypy and autistic spectrum disorder are related to impairments in Bayesian inference i.e. how the brain integrates sensory information (likelihoods) with prior knowledge. However existing accounts fail to clarify: i) how proposed theories differ in accounts of ASD vs. schizophrenia and ii) whether the impairments result from weaker priors or enhanced likelihoods. Here, we directly address these issues by characterizing how 91 healthy participants, scored for autistic and schizotypal traits, implicitly learned and combined priors with sensory information...
May 14, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754107/amantadine-a-new-treatment-for-refractory-electrical-status-epilepticus-in-sleep
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Rujuta B Wilson, Yazan Eliyan, Raman Sankar, Shaun A Hussain
PURPOSE: Electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES) is an electrographic abnormality linked to language abnormalities and cognitive dysfunction and specifically associated with Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS), the syndrome of continuous spike and wave in slow-wave sleep (CSWS), and autistic regression with epileptiform EEG (AREE). As first-line therapies for treatment of ESES display inadequate efficacy and confer substantial risk, we set out to describe our center's experience with amantadine in the treatment of ESES...
May 10, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753921/de-novo-loss-of-function-variants-of-ash1l-are-associated-with-an-emergent-neurodevelopmental-disorder
#17
Wei Shen, Patti Krautscheid, Audrey M Rutz, Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir, Sarah L Dugan
De novo variants of ASH1L, which encodes a histone methyltransferase, have been reported in a few patients with intellectual disability and autistic features. Here, we identified a novel de novo frame-shift variant, c.2422_2423delAAinsT which predicts p.(Lys808TyrfsTer40), in ASH1L in a patient with multiple congenital anomalies (MCA), fine motor developmental delay, learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sleep apnea, and scoliosis. This frame-shift variant is expected to result in loss-of-function...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753726/two-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-the-reln-gene-and-symptom-based-and-developmental-deficits-among-children-and-adolescents-with-autistic-spectrum-disorders-in-the-tianjin-china
#18
Geng-Fu Wang, Sheng Ye, Lei Gao, Yu Han, Xuan Guo, Xiao-Peng Dong, Yuan-Yuan Su, Xin Zhang
Increasing evidence has revealed that genetic variants in Reelin (RELN) gene, especially single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), correlate with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) risk; however, no consensus have been reached. This study aimed to provide additional evidence for the association between two SNPs of RELN (i.e., rs736707, rs2229864) and ASD risk, as well as the relationship between RELN gene and symptom-based and developmental deficits of ASD patients in Chinese Han children and adolescents. 157 ASD subjects and 256 typical development (TD) controls were genotyped by TaqMan® genotyping assay...
May 10, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753322/clinical-outcomes-of-interactive-intensive-and-individual-3i-play-therapy-for-children-with-asd-a-two-year-follow-up-study
#19
Elodie Tilmont Pittala, Yann Saint-Georges-Chaumet, Claire Favrot, Antoine Tanet, David Cohen, Catherine Saint-Georges
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of psycho-educational interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) comorbid with severe to moderate intellectual disability (ID) are insufficiently documented. In this prospective study, we examined a developmental individual, interactive and intensive approach, called the '3i method', which is based on play therapy. METHODS: Twenty DSM-IV-TR ASD subjects (mean chronological age 63.8 ± 37.8 months; mean developmental age 19.5 ± 6...
May 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753047/chromosomal-microarray-analysis-of-bulgarian-patients-with-epilepsy-and-intellectual-disability
#20
Valentina Peycheva, Kunka Kamenarova, Neviana Ivanova, Dimitar Stamatov, Daniela Avdjieva-Tzavella, Iliana Alexandrova, Sashka Zhelyazkova, Iliana Pacheva, Petya Dimova, Ivan Ivanov, Ivan Litvinenko, Veneta Bozhinova, Ivailo Tournev, Emil Simeonov, Vanyo Mitev, Albena Jordanova, Radka Kaneva
High resolution chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has facilitated the identification of small chromosomal rearrangements throughout the genome, associated with various neurodevelopmental phenotypes, including ID/DD. Recently, it became evident that intellectual disability (ID)/developmental delay (DD) can occur with associated co-morbidities like epileptic seizures, autism and additional congenital anomalies. These observations require whole genome approach in order to detect the genetic causes of these complex disorders...
May 9, 2018: Gene
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