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Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood

A UC Davis MIND Institute study found that around 30% of young children with autism have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than they did at age 3, with some losing their autism diagnoses entirely. It also found that girls tend to show greater...
28-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism

Adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with typical development show similar proactive cognitive control. However, symptoms of depression in individuals with autism were linked to less proactive control, a UC...
19-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don’t know anything about it, let alone have the resources to properly diagnose or treat it.
23-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Healing and Hope: Treating Fragile X in Serbia

Doctors and scientists — experts in the rare and severely disabling fragile X syndrome — had arrived from the United States, including six from the UC Davis MIND Institute. They came to offer the families useful information and maybe open doors...
23-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Enlarged amygdala involved in psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism

behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. These challenges are associated with a larger amygdala, a UC Davis Health study has found. The amygdala is a key part of the brain that helps regulate emotions and detects threats.
21-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Computer-based memory games may benefit people with fragile X syndrome

Memory training game may help people with fragile X and other intellectual disorders.
15-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experimental Drug Improves Eye Gaze Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome

Researchers at MIND Institute at UC Davis and Rush University Medical Center have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X...
15-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Siblings of children with autism or ADHD are at elevated risk for both disorders

Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and...
6-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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