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Autistic people aren’t really accepted – and it’s impacting their mental health

Up to 70% of autistic people experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, according to some research. Unfortunately, we still don’t know why autistic people are at a higher risk for mental health problems than non-autistic people. But one important factor is whether an individual’s autism is recognised and accepted by those around them.…
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Using antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87%

“Our study has established that taking antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy almost doubles the risk that the child will be diagnosed with autism by age 7, especially if the mother takes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, often known by its acronym SSRIs.” “The variety of causes of autism remain unclear, but studies…
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Chemical in broccoli can improve autism symptoms

Recent study has found that broccoli can ease some symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Its extract contains a chemical called sulforaphane, famous for its unique anti-cancer benefits. The new study has tested sulforaphane as an autism treatment. New research was hold by researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, the University of Massachusetts…
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