Navigation Links
Autism's earliest symptoms not evident in children under 6 months
Date:2/15/2010

between 1 in 100 and 1 in 110 children in the United States.

Children with a sibling already diagnosed with autism are known to be among those at greatest risk of developing the disorder. The current study included 25 high-risk children who met criteria for autism at 3 years of age, matched with 25 low risk peers who were developing normally. It was conducted at the MIND Institute and the University of California, Los Angeles. The sole inclusion criterion for the high-risk group was having a sibling with autism; low-risk participants had to have been born after 36 weeks gestation and have no autistic family members.

The children's development was evaluated at 6, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months of age using a series of widely implemented diagnostic tools, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). Examiners were not told which babies were at high- or low-risk when evaluating the participants' development.

The researchers found that there were few discernable differences between the two groups at the outset but that after six months, 86 percent of the infants who developed autism showed declines in social communication that were outside the range for typical development. "After six months," the study found, "the autism spectrum disorder group showed a rapid decline in eye contact, social smiling, and examiner-rated social responsiveness." Group differences were significant by 12 months in eye contact and social smiling and all other measures by 18 months, the study found.

The study is notable because of the accuracy and precision of its prospective methodology, assiduously recording exact numbers of social and communicative behaviors during lab visits. Previously, researchers have constructed evidence of autism's earliest manifestations by interviewing parents about when they believed their children's symptoms first arose or by reviewing home movies for clues to when chi
'/>"/>

Contact: Phyllis Brown
phyllis.brown@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9023
University of California - Davis - Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Blood protein detects lung cancer, even at earliest stage
2. Scripps research scientists devise approach that stops HIV at earliest stage of infection
3. Majority of kidney cancers diagnosed at earliest stage
4. UCLA researchers image earliest signs of Alzheimers, before symptoms appear
5. DNA of Jesus-era shrouded man in Jerusalem reveals earliest case of leprosy
6. New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
7. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
8. Effectiveness of mouse breeds that mimic Alzheimers disease symptoms questioned
9. New study: Pine bark reduces perimenopausal symptoms
10. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
11. Clean to Ease Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 PreDiabetes Centers , the ... shoppers with a supply of sugardown®, a chewable ... post-meal blood sugar spikes. Learning how to control blood ... part of a diabetes prevention plan. , Shoppers who ... complimentary tube of sugardown. The offer expires November 30. ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Radio listeners who indicate use of ... impact of traditional radio commercials and have overwhelmingly endorsed ... influence a purchasing decision. , Those are some highlights ... by radio marketing company CRN International. The research is ... of respondents who indicated they have purchased or considered ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, ... been identified that appear linked to autism spectrum disorders, ... are on their way to discovering up to 1,000 ... Autism spectrum disorders include a range of developmental disabilities ... An estimated one in 68 U.S. children has an ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Home Care ... leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is weighing ... increased brain health. , The study, performed by the ... of 60 and 78 over a week-long period and ... to daily physical activity. By examining the structural soundness ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... offering therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals in ... Round-Up on Saturday, November 15 from 10-2:00 p.m. at ... event is open to the public and is designed ... , Admission to the HSS Round-Up is free. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PreDiabetes Treatment Company Offers PreD Store Shoppers Supplements to Support Healthy Blood Sugar 2Health News:CRN Research On Radio Messaging Effectiveness Now Available In Four Specific Product Categories 2Health News:CRN Research On Radio Messaging Effectiveness Now Available In Four Specific Product Categories 3Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 2Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 3Health News:Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region, a Top Provider of In-Home Care, Responds to Study Linking Exercise to Healthier Senior Brains 2Health News:Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region, a Top Provider of In-Home Care, Responds to Study Linking Exercise to Healthier Senior Brains 3Health News:Horse Sense & Sensitivity, Jacksonville Non-profit, To Hold 2nd Annual Round-Up 2
... loss surgery has more benefits that simply reducing the fat. ... the McGill University// . ,The researchers studied ... study followed these people from 1986 to 2002. All patients ... with 5,700 people who did not undergo such surgery. ...
... at improving women's health researchers are facing a major ... participation in food trials and studies. ,Food ... lack of available women's research at this week's Institute ... world's largest annual meeting on food science, business and ...
... the June 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, which ... have severe hot flashes// may have more chronic sleep problems ... that almost 85% of women in menopause experience hot flashes, ... It was explained that hot flashes often occur during the ...
... researchers at the University of Central Florida and University of ... space and how it affects the astronauts' health. ... aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. The flies will need ... is scheduled to launch Saturday, July 1, from Kennedy Space ...
... down the catwalk alongside eight blind girl students at a ... are on for the show 'Light Up the World' slated ... Guwahati. Young fashion designer Himangshu Bora is busy training the ... have supermodels Nina Manuel and Dippanita Sharma for company that ...
... announced on Wednesday that as many as three million ... Southern Africa. //WFP executive director James Morris said that ... a distribution problem. ,"Good harvests do not ... "Food and good nutrition are crucial in battling against ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Women Doubtful of Food Research Benefiting Them 2Health News:Women With Severe Hot Flashes May Have Increased Chronic Sleep Problem 2Health News:Effect of Prolonged Stay in Space Studied Using Fruit Flies 2Health News:Effect of Prolonged Stay in Space Studied Using Fruit Flies 3Health News:Blind Girl Students to Catwalk in Guwahati Fashion Show 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Molecular Profiles Ltd., a subsidiary ... and Maryland -based Xceleron have announced ... during clinical development that will be launched at AAPS ... This partnership extends Molecular Profiles, new ROADMAP ... earlier this month. The company also has complementary collaborations ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , October 30, 2014 ... GG hilft beim Aufbau von Kuhmilchverträglichkeit     ... für Lebensmittelallergien bei Säuglingen und Kleinkindern. Der ... bei der Ernährung der Babys bzw. deren ... sich jedoch, dass sich bei einer beträchtlichen ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 29, 2014 nebulizer is a medical device ... and cystic fibrosis) that converts liquid medication into mist ... the lungs of a patient when inhaled through the ... is dominated by various devices powered by electric current ... asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis and growing number of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Molecular Profiles To Launch US Strategic Alliance At AAPS 2Molecular Profiles To Launch US Strategic Alliance At AAPS 3Experten präsentieren neuste Forschungsergebnisse auf dem Allergy Day 2Experten präsentieren neuste Forschungsergebnisse auf dem Allergy Day 3Nebulizers Market (Pneumatic Nebulizers, Ultrasonic Nebulizers and Mesh Nebulizers) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 2Nebulizers Market (Pneumatic Nebulizers, Ultrasonic Nebulizers and Mesh Nebulizers) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 3
... ... (commonly referred to as heart disease) is the leading cause of death for ... heart disease. Despite the prevalence of heart disease in women, a 2005 American ... cardiologists were not aware of the fact that more women than men die ...
... WESTFORD, Mass. , Feb. 9 LightLab Imaging, ... Tomography (OCT) for coronary artery applications, today reported that Trial ... for the commencement of the next phase of an ... Volcano Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Axsun Technologies, Inc. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Awareness of Heart Disease in Women Remains Low 2Awareness of Heart Disease in Women Remains Low 3Awareness of Heart Disease in Women Remains Low 4Awareness of Heart Disease in Women Remains Low 5Awareness of Heart Disease in Women Remains Low 6Awareness of Heart Disease in Women Remains Low 7Date Set for LightLab Damages Trial Against Volcano and Axsun 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: