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January 1, 2008
All material Copyright© 2010 Girl Power 2 Cure Reprinted with the express permission of Girl Power 2 Cure as originally published on their website. Research finally proves: Rett girls are capable of learning! No longer considered a degenerative disorder, there is no brain…...
January 1, 2008
All material Copyright© 2008-2010 International Rett Syndrome Foundation Reprinted with the express permission of International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) as originally published on their Website. Rett syndrome is most often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specific developmental delay. In the past, making…...
January 1, 2008
All material Copyright© 2008-2010 Rett Syndrome Research Trust Reprinted with the express permission of Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) as originally published on their Website. Mutations in a gene called MECP2 (methyl-CpG-binding protein 2) were identified as the cause of Rett Syndrome in…...
[Source:  Medical X-Press] An international research team including Vasiliy Ramensky, a member of the MIPT Life Sciences Center, has unraveled genetic characteristics that increase the risk of developing Tourette’s syndrome. Tourette’s is a central nervous system disorder that is often inherited. The…...
[Source: US News and World Report/HealthDay] Children with Tourette syndrome perform behavioral tests of cognitive motor control more quickly and accurately than those without the disorder, a new study found. Click here to find out more! Tourette syndrome is characterized by repeated…...
[Source:  Medical X-Press] Lancaster University researchers have discovered, for the first time, how a genetic alteration that increases the risk of developing Autism and Tourette’s impacts on the brain. Their research also suggests that ketamine, or related drugs, may be a useful treatment…...
[Source: Science Daily] A new study of Tourette syndrome (TS) led by researchers from UC San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric…...
[Source: Special Ed Post] Though still high, the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among American kids may be overstated by confusion with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) — a broad diagnosis describing the effects of maternal drinking during pregnancy. Researchers at McGill University say…...
y: Britt Collins, M.S., OTR/L Some of you have read about the latest change in the upcoming DSM-V. Recently the American Psychiatric Association (APA) proposed revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. They are recommending that Asperger Syndrome be…...
January 1, 2008
All material Copyright© 2008-2010 Rett Syndrome Research Trust Reprinted with the express permission of Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) as originally published on their Website. Rett Syndrome is classified as an autistic spectrum disorder along with autism, pervasive developmental delay, Asperger’s Syndrome (high…...