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One in Four New Jersey Teens With Autism May Be Undiagnosed

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A 2023 study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that despite advances in screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one in 55 teenagers met the criteria for ASD; however, one in four 16-year-olds on the autism spectrum had not received a formal diagnosis.1 Walter Zahorodny, PhD, an associate professor […]

Pharma Influences Diagnoses and Treatments in “Bible” of Psychiatric Disorders

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A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that 55 of the 92 American doctors who determine what diagnoses and treatments are included in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) most recent edition of their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) collectively received more than $14 million in previously undisclosed industry funding.1 The APA’s […]

Massachusetts Unprepared to Care for Thousands of Autistic Young Adults

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Thousands of autistic children in Massachusetts are reportedly now transitioning into adulthood, and those, who have been diagnosed with severe forms of neurological dysfunction, will experience even more challenges as they get older. Parents, health professionals and child health advocacy groups have warned for years that there will eventually be a growing demand for lifetime […]

Physical Activity Boosts Brain Health

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If you are not already making exercise a regular part of your life, you may be missing out on brain boosting benefits including decreased risk of depression and anxiety, improved learning and memory, lowered risks of ADHD and dementia and more.1 The benefits of exercise on heart health, muscle mass, and reducing inflammation are widely […]

Shortage of Adderall Affecting Behavior in Children and Adults

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On October 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shortage of a drug formulation of amphetamine mixed salts, commonly referred to by the brand name Adderall. Adderall is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including anger, anxiety, forgetfulness and trouble focusing.1 Adderall […]

Acetaminophen Linked to Autism and Other Neurological Disorders in Children

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Citing new studies linking the analgesic drug acetaminophen (a chemical also known as paracetamol or by brand names Tylenol and Panadol) to the development of neurological conditions such as autism, attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity in their children, women in the United States have filed 87 lawsuits in seven states against several pharmacies that sell the […]

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