Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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5 Early Signs Of Autism All Parents Should Know

5 Early Signs Of Autism All Parents Should Know | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Start keeping an eye out for these signs when your baby is around 12 months old, experts say.

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Autism as an adult: 'On the many days I spend alone I forget how to talk' | Social Care Network | The Guardian

Autism as an adult: 'On the many days I spend alone I forget how to talk' | Social Care Network | The Guardian | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I was diagnosed with autism in my 40s. I had no support, and spent a year weeping with regret for what felt like a train wreck of a life

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Swedish study suggests cases of autism have not been rising

In the largest study of its kind, a Swedish group has determined that actual autism rates probably have not changed in recent years, even though diagnoses of autism cases continue to climb.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Another "epidemic" that no longer exists?  :)  -Lon

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The US Is On The Verge Of An Autism Tsunami

The US Is On The Verge Of An Autism Tsunami | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
"The system we have right now is woefully inadequate."

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 22, 2015 8:04 PM

Soon we will have 55,000 austic children entering adulthood every year and the system that is in place is grossly insufficient and underfunded.  Hence, the Tsunami.

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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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Gaze differs in autism, and not just for faces - Futurity

Gaze differs in autism, and not just for faces - Futurity | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Visual perception differs among people with autism, and not just for faces. A new study could help pinpoint different forms of the disorder.

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BreakingCyclesBuildingHope's curator insight, November 2, 2015 4:43 PM

Gaze differs in autism, and not just for faces....

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How's a Failed Cholera Vaccine Helping Millions of Children With Autism?

How's a Failed Cholera Vaccine Helping Millions of Children With Autism? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started?

Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific rock star, that is. Yes, there are rock stars eve

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So gluten free diet might help many on the autism spectrum?  -Lon

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Op-Ed: ADHD is the New Normal

Op-Ed: ADHD is the New Normal | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
ADHD is more than common, it's normal.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is getting closer to seeing ADHD as more a personality type than as a disorder.  That sounds healthy to me since it removes the stigma. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 22, 2015 2:39 AM

The author doesn't give any reason why she thinks ADHD among other mental health issues are on the rise but they are.  By new normal I believe she just means children aren't stigmatized by mental health related labels.  Reason being is that the issues are becoming commonplace and children are aware of them.  The stigma seems to still be prevalent in regards to other mental illnesses though.

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Girls with Anorexia Display Autism-Like Behavior - Nature World News

Girls with Anorexia Display Autism-Like Behavior - Nature World News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Girls with Anorexia Display Autism-Like Behavior
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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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Anthony Fazzary's curator insight, August 10, 2013 10:13 AM

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

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Immune Disorders and Autism

Immune Disorders and Autism | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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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