"Nearly one in five children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have traits that are common among children with, and having these traits appears to increase children's risk of experiencing impairments in their everyday lives, a new study suggests.
"Among children in the study with ADHD, 18 percent had autistic traits, while less than 1 percent of children without ADHD had such traits.
"Children with ADHD and autistic traits were more likely to get in fights, be rejected by their peers, and have problems in school and with their siblings, compared with children with ADHD who did not have the autistic profile, the researchers said in their study. [Typical Toddler Behavior, or ADHD? 10 Ways to Tell].
"Those with both ADHD and autistic traits were also more likely to have other psychiatric conditions, such as disruptive behaviors, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and language disorders.....
"Previous studies have found that certain genetic changes are present in both children with ADHD and children with autism, suggesting the two conditions may share a common origin, according to the researchers, who were led by Amelia Kotte, an ADHD researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
"Identifying children with ADHD who also have autistic traits may help researchers develop treatments for these particular children, according to the study. For instance, their treatment may need to have a greater focus on expanding social skills."
At the same time the DSM changes are eliminating kids with autism, research is finding more of them, it seems. What is abundantly clear is that no one is worried about all the disabled kids.
AND...this study is another opportunity to promote the LIE that autism...(and everything) else is genetic and "psychiatric" in natural.
ADHD, ASD, and "other psychiatric conditions..."
The findings don't raise serious concerns because the REALLY BIG LIE is that all this is nothing new. Kids have always been like this, we just didn't know it.
And the good news...and probably the reason for the study in the first place....is that more kids may need services and of course, meds.
In today's world, having some medical condition or a behavioral or learning problem is the NEW NORMAL. A child who's healthy and bright with no labels, is really the SPECIAL STUDENT. KOMO-TV Seattle
"Before being diagnosed with the disease, the child was inside the Aladdin Gyro-cery at 4139 University Way NE between 1-3:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, health officials said.
"The child, who was not vaccinated, contracted the measles while traveling in Europe."
The comments on this story slam non-vaccinating people as "stupid" and Jenny McCarthy is blamed. I posted one comment asking why there isn't a vaxed/unvaxed study. Fredericksburg VA
"The state's Virginia Performs website says the state vaccination rate for children has fluctuated between 65 and 82 percent in recent years. The site says Virginia is trying to improve those rates by requiring vaccinations for kindergarten and college students....
"The state's immunization survey report shows a small but steady increase in the number of children receiving religious exemptions through 2011, when it peaked at 1.39 percent. The 2012 rate dropped down to 0.9 percent. In 2004 the rate for religious exemptions was just 0.23 percent."
This numbers can't be right. Regardless, vaccine fears are blamed on "celebrities." I posted comments. The Buffalo News
"The scientist behind it was rebuked by the author's peers, but he continues to lecture (for money, no less) and continues to write (for notoriety, I bet) that he has been treated wrongly. He did a disservice to moms and dads all over the world.
"Because of the misinformation, some parents stopped getting proper immunizations for their children, resulting in outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) and measles all over the globe. And what happened to the autism rate in places where parents stopped having their kids immunized? The rate didn't drop. In fact, it went up. Autism is on the rise. We know that, but we don't know why...."
This doctor trashes Andrew Wakefield and the "anti-immunization lobby," all the while trivializing autism. He reminds me of W.C. Fields: "Go away kid, you bother me."
I posted six comments. No links allowed. Forbes
"Proponents of HBOT as a treatment for autism argue that the controversy around it is "political, not scientific." But that's not actually the case. In addition to the risks associated with HBOT, all of which at the least involve pain and discomfort, research suggests that the therapy is ineffectual, and the costs suggest that it's enormously expensive for an unproven, "off-label" intervention that parents could just "try and see."
"A 2012 review of studies evaluating HBOT and autism a review of the available research at the time found no replications of the limited studies suggesting some effectiveness. The review authors called for a "sham controlled" study of the intervention, and just such a study appeared a few months later. Those authors compared HBOT and 'sham air' and found improvement in both groups-control and treatment-and no difference between the groups in outcome.
"The FDA reports having received 27 complaints in the past three years about HBOT centers offering up the "treatment" for conditions that the FDA has not approved."
So now federal health officials, who so far don't know what causes autism (except it isn't vaccines), are warning us about using hyperbaric OT for autism. Sorry moms and dads of ASD kids, here's something else you've got wrong.
"Like any medical intervention, HBOT carries risks, according to the FDA." Actually, that's very similar to something I like to say about vaccinations. THE CA REPORT
"Take a hard look at the picture. These are images we don't see in this country at all anymore. But until the polio vaccine came along in 1955, children and adults paralyzed from polio were fairly commonplace. (FDR, anyone?) Today, vaccines are now a victim of their own success. Because they've so successfully wiped out devastating childhood illnesses, people seem not to fear those illnesses anymore. Now we have parents who decide not to have their children vaccinated.
"As KQED News has reported this week, the number of parents in Marin County opting out of vaccines for their children is climbing. Last year, 7.8 percent of Marin parents opted out, 1 percentage point higher than the previous year. At present, California has one of the most lenient laws in the country to allow parents to decline vaccinating their kids: the "personal belief exemption." It's a short statement that says vaccinations are against a parent's beliefs. (A new law amends this exemption somewhat; more on that below.)"
Nice try. Five things? Herd immunity, you can find out vaccination rates in your child's school, vaccines are safe, you're putting others at risk, and studies show no link, will hardly convince anyone of anything. The CDC telling us vaccines are safe is something you'd expect from the agency THAT RUNS THE VACCINE PROGRAM.
The photo of girl with polio isn't something that really bothers anyone. The thought of a child with autism is a whole other issue.
More proof of the power of the Internet. Really concerned parents do more than take the word of health officials. They talk to other parents. They go on Google. They go to sites like NVIC and AoA. They look at what people like Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Mercola are saying on their sites. The folks who haven't even noticed that autism is a problem or been able to tell us what causes the disorder are dreaming if they really expect parents will take their word on vaccine safety. My Fox Houston
The Centers for Disease Control is seeking to find out how many American children are not fully vaccinated.
The CDC is spearheading a National Immunization Survey amid an uptick in diseases that were once thought to be all but vanquished.
Texas is seeing outbreaks of measles and whooping cough. And medical experts say that's partially because of children who aren't fully immunized over concerns linking vaccines to autism.
"He was fully vaccinated until he was almost 2 years old," said Leslie Phillips, whose 13 year old son Andrew was developing normally, up to the age of about 15 months. "And then he regressed into autism. And at the time we were living in Singapore and the doctor there told me to stop vaccinating him."
Phillips is convinced there is a connection.
But Dr. Kim Smith says vaccines have a low incidence of side effects and the risks from not vaccinating are much higher.
This is balanced reporting. On the video Leslie Phillips talks about her healthy son's regression and the advice from her doctor to avoid more vaccines for him. Sadly, this is rare.
It's interesting that the CDC can put time, money and effort into this survey while they've never managed to do a vaccinated/unvaccinated study. I posted comments.