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When diagnosing autism and other mental disorders, physicians increasingly use neuroimaging methods in addition to traditional testing and observation.(Unsplash)

Mind action can uncover the seriousness of autistic traits

ANI | , Moscow [russia]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:03 PM IST
A research drove by the National Research University Higher School of Economics applied a new algorithm to characterize the seriousness of medically introverted personality traits by examining subjects' brain activity.
Shruti Kakar, 17, says it took her about a year to develop the app.(Sourced photo)
Shruti Kakar, 17, says it took her about a year to develop the app.(Sourced photo)

Delhi teen develops app to help those with autism spectrum disorder communicate

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Shruti Kakar, the 17-year-old developer who studies in Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, came up with an idea to develop this app while volunteering for the inclusive education centre at her school.
Researchers have revealed how two key neural circuits dictate the choice between social approach and avoidance.(Unsplash)
Researchers have revealed how two key neural circuits dictate the choice between social approach and avoidance.(Unsplash)

Autism researchers map brain circuit for social preference, avoidance

California [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Brain mapping efforts have implicated multiple areas, including the emotional centre of the brain and the region responsible for coordinating thoughts and actions.
Researchers have developed a new eye scan that they claim could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible, an advance that may lead to better ways of diagnosing the developmental disorder.(UNSPLASH)
Researchers have developed a new eye scan that they claim could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible, an advance that may lead to better ways of diagnosing the developmental disorder.(UNSPLASH)

New eye scan may help diagnose autism early in children. Here’s how

Melbourne, Australia | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Researchers have developed a new eye scan that they claim could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible, an advance that may lead to better ways of diagnosing the developmental disorder.
According to the study, published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities, emotional burnout was more likely in families who had a child with low-functioning autism spectrum disorder and simultaneous conditions.(Unsplash)
According to the study, published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities, emotional burnout was more likely in families who had a child with low-functioning autism spectrum disorder and simultaneous conditions.(Unsplash)

Families of children with autism face mental, physical burdens

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New York
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Families of children with autism - a developmental disorder which impairs the ability to communicate and interact - face high physical and emotional burdens, and are sometimes even accused of child abuse, a study says.
President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year.(REUTERS)

Greta Thunberg should chill and work on her anger management problem: Donald Trump

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The Swedish teenager has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists after leading weekly school strikes in her country that inspired similar actions in about 100 cities worldwide.
Allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that the decrease in the supply can cause Autism.(UNSPLASH)
Allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that the decrease in the supply can cause Autism.(UNSPLASH)

Decreased hormone production during pregnancy linked to risk of Autism spectrum disorder

Washington D.C [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that the decrease in the supply can cause Autism.
CBSE has decided to draw a comprehensive policy to tailor teaching processes in its over 20,000 affiliated schools to the needs of children with special needs. Image used for representational purpose.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)
CBSE has decided to draw a comprehensive policy to tailor teaching processes in its over 20,000 affiliated schools to the needs of children with special needs. Image used for representational purpose.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

CBSE draws up policy for children with special needs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:11 AM IST
According to a CBSE official, hundreds of students, who have disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia or other physical or mental disabilities, sit in classrooms with other children.
Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population.(Unsplash)
Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population.(Unsplash)

Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection: Study

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 04:46 PM IST
Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population.
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World Autism Month: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability without physical traits

By Dr Manish Samnani
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Like mental health issues, many developmental disorders are not visible in the same way that physical disabilities are (with the exception of Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, which do have physical characteristics).
World Autism Awareness Day 2019:According to the World Health Organisation one out of every 160 children is living with Autism(HT Photos)
World Autism Awareness Day 2019:According to the World Health Organisation one out of every 160 children is living with Autism(HT Photos)

World Autism Awareness Day 2019: Significance, history and theme

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 06:43 PM IST
On 2nd April every year we observe the World Autism Awareness Day to spread information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and help the global ASD population lead a healthy social life.
Private insurance scenario is not good as they do not provide insurance cover to autistic patients or have a waiting period.(Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
Private insurance scenario is not good as they do not provide insurance cover to autistic patients or have a waiting period.(Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)

Not enough insurance cover for autism treatment

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Revati Krishna
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 10:47 AM IST
According to INCLEN Trust International, 475 of 3,964 children (between the ages of 2 and 9 years) had at least one Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD).
The app, available on the iOS App Store and Android Play Store, asks for information about a child’s name, age and gender before moving to a questionnaire.(HT Photo)
The app, available on the iOS App Store and Android Play Store, asks for information about a child’s name, age and gender before moving to a questionnaire.(HT Photo)

AIIMS app to help doctors diagnose neuro disorders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 08:35 AM IST
The free PedNeuroAiims Diagnostics app guides doctors through a set of questions and observations to diagnose whether a child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), neuro-motor impairments (NMI), autism spectrum disorder, or epilepsy.
Autism impairs development, communication skill, social interaction and is difficult to diagnose before 24 months of age.(HT photo)
Autism impairs development, communication skill, social interaction and is difficult to diagnose before 24 months of age.(HT photo)

Gurugram offers therapy and hope to small town families with autistic kids

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Private city clinics providing early intervention therapy help kids with autism spectrum disorder, which has no cure, live a better life by managing symptoms
A team of international researchers, including one from India, is evaluating the fitness of robots in delivering mental health treatment to individuals with ID and assessing its impact on users and their caregivers.(HT File / Representative Photo)
A team of international researchers, including one from India, is evaluating the fitness of robots in delivering mental health treatment to individuals with ID and assessing its impact on users and their caregivers.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Research on to find robots’ utility in treatment of mental disorders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 05:29 PM IST
A team of international researchers, including some from Spain and one from India, is evaluating the fitness of robots in delivering mental health treatment to individuals with ID and assessing its impact on users and their caregivers.
Here’s how depression is linked with autism.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how depression is linked with autism.(Shutterstock)

Mental health problems like depression in young adults associated with autism

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:05 AM IST
Mental health problems, including depression, are considered common in people with ASD. Understanding depression in people with ASD is important because it can further reduce social function.
Scientists looked at how exposure to all three types of maternal diabetes was associated with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.(Shutterstock)
Scientists looked at how exposure to all three types of maternal diabetes was associated with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.(Shutterstock)

Diabetes in pregnant women may raise autism risk in children

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socialises with others.
There may be a link between food allergy and autism.(Shutterstock)
There may be a link between food allergy and autism.(Shutterstock)

Children with autism are prone to food allergies, here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 04:38 PM IST
A new study shows that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more than twice as likely to suffer from food allergy than children who do not have it.
Autistic people can’t detect lies.(Shutterstock)
Autistic people can’t detect lies.(Shutterstock)

Autistic people can’t recognise a lie, can get easily manipulated

Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 01:51 PM IST
This inability to distinguish truth from lie can make them victims of manipulation.
Children at a counselling centre for those with special needs run by NGO ADAPT, in Mumbai. ‘We use music and art as ice-breakers for kids with autism spectrum disorder. We find it helps them build social interactions,’ says Rekha Vijayakar, director of ADAPT.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)
Children at a counselling centre for those with special needs run by NGO ADAPT, in Mumbai. ‘We use music and art as ice-breakers for kids with autism spectrum disorder. We find it helps them build social interactions,’ says Rekha Vijayakar, director of ADAPT.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

Does your child avoid eye contact? Do you worry she may be deaf?

Hindustan Times | By Anesha George & Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 08:57 AM IST
In autism awareness month, here’s a look at signs to watch out for, and advice from those who’ve been there.
‘The more I read and spoke to other parents, the more I realised how important it would be for me to accept my son as he was,’ Shetty says. ‘We began using therapies and support groups to find a way forward. We got family and friends involved, which helped normalise the situation for him and for us.’
‘The more I read and spoke to other parents, the more I realised how important it would be for me to accept my son as he was,’ Shetty says. ‘We began using therapies and support groups to find a way forward. We got family and friends involved, which helped normalise the situation for him and for us.’

‘Has it been easy? No. Has it been worthwhile? Hell, yes’

Hindustan Times | By Rashmi Shetty
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 04:47 PM IST
Rashmi Shetty’s son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at three. He’s now thirteen. Here’s what the journey has been like for her.
Not more than 10-15 schools in India are actually equipped and sensitive enough for all kinds of children.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Not more than 10-15 schools in India are actually equipped and sensitive enough for all kinds of children.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

World Autism Day: Need attitude change besides provisions

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times takes a deeper look into these challenges, with respect to the special  provisions laid out by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
A group of students at Nai Disha, a school for children with special needs.(Photo: Jasjeet Plaha/HT)
A group of students at Nai Disha, a school for children with special needs.(Photo: Jasjeet Plaha/HT)

World World Autism Awarness Day special: Children of a better god

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 12:49 PM IST
On World Autism Awareness Day, we feature talented autistic individuals who break all misconceptions about autism spectrum disorder. We fulfilled their wish to meet and interact with accomplished professionals in their field of choice, who shared their insight, wisdom and experience with the youngsters.
What happens in the human brain that causes children with ASD to have other mental health conditions is not fully understood, but the team hope this study inspires other researchers to pursue the answer to this question.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
What happens in the human brain that causes children with ASD to have other mental health conditions is not fully understood, but the team hope this study inspires other researchers to pursue the answer to this question.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Parents, take note: Kids with ADHD, autism are at higher risk for anxiety, mood disorders

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 02:13 PM IST
A study found that anxiety and mood disorders are highly prevalent in older children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Researchers say monitoring a child for anxiety and mood symptoms may lead to an early diagnosis and treatment.
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