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Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Girls with Anorexia Display Autism-Like Behavior - Nature World News

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Girls with Anorexia Display Autism-Like Behavior
Nature World News
People with anorexia nervosa have a fear of gaining weight, even when they are actually underweight. These people diet, exercise and use other means to stay thin.

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I do understand the similarities in both seeking social isolation. Anthony Fazzary CPC

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Immune Disorders and Autism

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Ideally, future doctors will prevent degenerative disease, not just treat symptoms. To do that, they’ll need to correct the postmodern tendency toward immune dysregulation.

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Autism risk test is 70 percent accurate

Autism risk test is 70 percent accurate | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

This test could assist in the early detection of the condition in babies and children and help in the early management of those who become diagnosed,” says lead researcher Professor Stan Skafidas, Director of the Center for Neural Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
“It would be particularly relevant for families who have a history of autism or related conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome,” he says.
Autism affects around one in 150 births and is characterized by abnormal social interaction, impaired communication, and repetitive behaviors.
The test correctly predicted autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with more than 70 percent accuracy in people of central European descent. Ongoing validation tests are continuing including the development of accurate testing for other ethnic groups.


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Agent reduces autism-like behaviors in mice: Boosts sociability, quells repetitiveness

Agent reduces autism-like behaviors in mice: Boosts sociability, quells repetitiveness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Researchers have reversed behaviors in mice resembling two of the three core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.

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