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Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?

A protein whose mutations are found in people with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions helps keep connections between neurons in the brain running smoothly. People with autism have a mutated protein that disrupts the connections…

Pesticide may increase autism risk

A landmark study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry describes a correlation between pesticide levels in a mother's blood and autism risk in their infants. DDT, once widely used, may play a role in autism. Autism is a…

Why do I feel so flat, and what can I do about it?

Not everyone responds to emotional stimuli in the same way, but, in some, there may be no response at all.This lack of reaction is called flat affect and can be a symptom of a psychiatric disorder or a side effect of another medical…

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