Developmental Disorders

New Technique Recreates Large-Scale Genetic Errors
Second-generation antipsychotic medications like risperidone (Risperdal) and aripiprazole (Abilify) can help reduce agitation and irritability in children with autism spectrum disorders. Read More
Researchers Identify Gene Variations Specifically Associated with Intellectual Disability
Deletions of DNA in a portion of a gene known as NRXN1 may play a role in neurodevelopmental disorders, according to a study published on May 19, 2016 in Genetics in Medicine. In an examination of… Read More
Illustration of nerve cell signaling
Researchers have uncovered a cell signaling defect that may be responsible for an early overgrowth of neurons in some people with autism. In brain cells grown in the lab, the problem can be corrected… Read More
Prenatal Nicotine Exposure Raised Odds of Schizophrenia in Children
Prenatal exposure to nicotine can raise the odds that a child may develop schizophrenia later in life, according to a new study of Finnish women and children, published May 24 in the American Journal… Read More
Psychotherapy Benefits Moms with Major Depression and Their Children
When mothers who suffer from major depression undergo a brief period of psychotherapy, they and their children both benefit, according to research reported this month in the Journal of the American… Read More