Perceptual Organization in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically associated with problems in social communication and interaction, combined with restrictive and repetitive interests, behaviors, and activities. In addition, individuals with ASD often experience sensory abnormalities and have difficulties with perceptual organization, which can affect other aspects of information processing, such as attention, and perception of faces and motion.

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Has the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder phenotype become more common in children between 2004 and 2014? Trends over 10 years from a Swedish general population sample

Background Studies have reported increases in clinically diagnosed and treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during the last decade, but it is unclear if this reflects an increase in the underlying ADHD phenotype.

Origen: Has the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder phenotype become more common in children between 2004 and 2014? Trends over 10 years from a Swedish general population sample

Guía práctica del trastorno límite de la personalidad (PDF)

El trastorno límite de la personalidad (TLP) consiste en un patrón persistente de inestabilidad en las relaciones interpersonales, afecto y autoimagen con escaso control de impulsos. Esta GPC, resultado del trabajo de un grupo de profesionales vinculados a la atención de los pacientes con TLP y de expertos en metodología de elaboración de GPC, pretende dar a la población y a los profesionales sanitarios una herramienta útil que aporte recomendaciones basadas en la evidencia científica y en el mayor consenso posible sobre la atención a las personas afectadas de TLP: consideraciones generales (diagnóstico, manejo general y prevención), intervenciones psicosociales, tratamiento farmacológico, gestión de la crisis y organización de servicios y programas.

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Autism Genetics Study Calls Attention to Motor Skills and General Cognitive Impairment

A new study of the genetic factors associated with ASD draws attention to the impact autism can have on motor skills and cognitive function.

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Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses

Movement could be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis of autism, researchers report.

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Autismo y trastornos psiquiátricos

En mi experiencia como profesor, la vida de un estudiante universitario con autismo no es sencilla. Es bastante común sufrir ataques de ansiedad que le crean la necesidad de regresar al ambiente pr…

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Pinpointing the Origins of Autism

Summary: Researchers identify network inefficiencies in the auditory cortex by the age of 6 months in infants who go on to be diagnosed with autism.Researchers identify network inefficiencies in the auditory cortex by the age of 6 months in infants who go on to be diagnosed with autism.

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Is ADHD Really a Sleep Problem?

Around 75% of children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, Scientists are proposing of a new theory which says that much of ADHD may in fact be a problem associated with lack of regular circadian sleep.

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Clinical review – Autistic spectrum disorders

This article discusses common presentations, core features and behaviours that may suggest a diagnosis of ASD, and evidence-based interventions.

Origen: Clinical review – Autistic spectrum disorders

Parenting and Cortisol in Infancy Interactively Predict Conduct Problems and Callous–Unemotional Behaviors in Childhood

This study examines observed maternal sensitivity, harsh-intrusion, and mental-state talk in infancy as predictors of conduct problems (CP) and callous–unemotional (CU) behaviors in middle childhood, as well as the extent to which infants’ resting cortisol and cortisol reactivity moderate these associations.

Origen: Parenting and Cortisol in Infancy Interactively Predict Conduct Problems and Callous–Unemotional Behaviors in Childhood