Link between parental age and autism and schizophrenia is real

Link between parental age and autism and schizophrenia is real

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 68 American children was found to be suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 2014. ASD, a group of developmental disorders, causes a range of intellectual and cognitive disabilities, such as communication problem, repetitive behaviors, etc. Read more

Wandering children with ASD vulnerable to death and injuries: Study

Wandering children with ASD vulnerable to death and injuries: Study

There are children with different abilities and there are some with certain disabilities. Among the many diseases that affect a child’s mental health, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition that affects nearly one in 68 children in the United States, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Children suffering from ASD face difficulties interacting with others due to their inability to engage in any kind of verbal or non-verbal communication. Read more

Bipolar disorder and autism connected by same genetic roots: Study

Bipolar disorder and autism connected by same genetic roots: Study

Most people believe that mental disorders are uncommon and rarely occur under normal conditions. But the truth is that mental disorders are common and widespread and the early warning symptoms are a “red flag” which can be disruptive and frightening. Most often, the exact cause of a mental disease is not known, but studies have shown that many a times the condition may be triggered by biological, psychological or environmental factors. Read more

Lower vitamin B12 level in brain may cause autism, schizophrenia

Lower vitamin B12 level in brain may cause autism, schizophrenia

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is a water-soluble vitamin which plays a crucial role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. This vitamin is so important that its deficiency may increase the chance of mental disorders in young and older adults. Now, scientists at the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have revealed that low levels of vitamin B12 in the brains are associated with autism in younger people and schizophrenia in elderly.

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