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Can autoantibodies found in the father affect the embryo, and how?

From "Folate Receptor Alpha Autoantibodies in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention" (2021): Comparison of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) after 2 years of ...
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Can cannabidiol help on Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Spanish doctor Mariano Garcia de Palau, aseverates in a cannabic website, childs with autism experiment improvements derived from the consume of non psychoactive compund of Cannabis, Cannabidiol (CBD)....
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Is autism an autoimmune disease?

I have not a license on Science Direct and I can't read more than the abstract of this article: Is autism an autoimmune disease? I would like to know from experts (and read the articles you quote if ...
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Is it dangerous to administer valproic acid to an adult with an autism spectrum disorder?

I read that the administration of valproic acid to pregnant mothers can cause fetal developmental problems, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (Miyazaki et al, 2005). Can its administration to an ...
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In what situations can vaccination lead to autism-like symptoms?

Autism Expert: Case Is "Rare" A pediatrician who serves on a childhood vaccine advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sees the case differently. "To say ...
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What is Asperger‘s syndrome in relation to autism?

How closely is Asperger‘s syndrome related to autism? I’m curious as I’ve got both.
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Are autistic people more likely to have health problems related to poor sleep?

Up to 80% of autistic people have sleep problems. Are many of them at risk of health problems related to poor sleep? https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/health-and-wellness/sleep ...
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Misophonia and autism

I would like to know, is there an area of overlap between misophonia and autism? Because I have heard autistic people are sensitive to specific sounds in absence of love and cover their ears. How ...
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What are my options to get tested for Aspergers as an adult?

I'm a (hopefully fully functional) adult, who has exhibited many traits that correlate with high-functioning Aspergers corner of ASD spectrum. I am intensely curious as to whether a professional ...
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Is there any benefit in seeking autism/Aspergers diagnosis as an adult?

With reference to someone who has a reasonably good job and who copes easily with day-to-day tasks of living (cooking, cleaning, travelling etc) but who has no friends (or very few), very little ...
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Is there any treatment for autism?

Are there any treatments that can help improve the cognitive function of people with autism? I've also heard about Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) being a cure for autism. Does this claim have any ...
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Why do ~80% of children with autism appear to improve when they have a fever?

I read on this WebMD article (published in 2008) that children with autism appear to improve when they have a fever. What could explain it? One hypothesis mentioned in the article is that: fever ...
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Do vaccines cause autism?

It seems the question of vaccine harm has been around at least as long as vaccines1. Specifically, the claim that vaccines can cause or contribute to autism has been hotly debated in the last decade. ...
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