A reignited debate centres around whether broadening the diagnosis of autism has made the diagnostic label no longer entirely fit-for-purpose.
Problems identifying and responding to emotions in others is thought of as a core feature of autism. But our research shows there may be minimal differences in this aspect of social interaction.
A new study has found autism is the top risk factor for bullying among all neurodiversities.
Mental health and socio-economic factors were identified as heightening the risk of self-harm for teenagers.
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Data linkage, assessing information from over 113,000 teenagers in South London, addresses important gaps in research on the mental health and socio-economic risk factors for self-harm.
The funds are allocated across a ten-year period, with most of the money redirected from defence spending.
Without a diagnosis, girls might experience social difficulties and traumatic situations – and grow into women who blame themselves.
Treating children’s mental health symptoms, even without a diagnosis, can be beneficial.
Not every child with mental health difficulties has a diagnosis. An approach that focuses on symptoms rather than diagnostic labels can help support children who could benefit from treatment.
Early interventions might help protect autistic children from anxiety disorders in adulthood.
To successfully treat people with stem cells, you first need to know which cells are faulty.
Children with ASD are particularly prone to poisoning, suffocation and wandering that can lead to death by drowning or vehicular accident.
This simple strategy could help your child safely negotiate dangerous situations such as getting lost in a public place or discovering a firearm.
A child with autism spectrum disorder scans faces differently.
Mathematics researchers have developed a technique for detecting autism that could eventually make a diagnostic process faster and less stressful for children and families.
Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton speaking to the media in Brisbane last month about a recent interception of an asylum seeker boat.
Australians should be concerned about any shift to an intelligence model that is based on the introduction of greater powers on the one hand, and less oversight and governance on the other.
There is an ongoing, low intensity cyber conflict between nation states that involves attacks and counter-attacks on critical infrastructure like power grids.
Our increasing connectivity and reliance on information technology is a vulnerability being targeted by two key threats: cyber attacks and the subversion of our democratic institutions.
Multiple studies have found links between vitamin D and autism, but nothing is conclusive yet.
Autism and vitamin D: an in-depth look at what the new study actually found.
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term Asperger’s syndrome, grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder.’
As awareness of Asperger’s syndrome has risen within popular consciousness and culture, it has faded from clinical use.
‘Biomusic’ technology collects autonomic nervous system signals, such as heart rate, through a wearable sensor and maps them to sound.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual – about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking.
Early intervention is key to treating autism, but how is a family to know which quirky childhood behaviours might be symptoms? An educational psychologist explains.
People with autism sometimes struggle to tell stories, but there are ways parents can help.
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People tell each other stories every day about the things they’ve seen and done. For many children with autism, this kind of personal narrative doesn’t come easily. Here’s how parents can help.
Because the world can look different to a child on the autism spectrum.
Professor Michael L'Estrange will be one of three to conduct a review into Australia’s intelligence agencies.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced an expert panel to undertake a broad review of Australia’s intelligence agencies over the next few months.