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Child Mental Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 2

Links between Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Status and Family Quality of Life.

SourceChildren (Basel). 2017 Apr 3;4(4).

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Date of publication: April, 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell This paper explores the effects of diagnostic status specifically, comparing families with children with an ASD diagnosis with others who a) have additional needs but no signs of ASD; and b) have additional needs and signs of ASD but no diagnosis.

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Infantile Anorexia and Co-parenting: A Pilot Study on Mother-Father-Child Triadic Interactions during Feeding and Play.

SourceFront Psychol. 2017 Mar 17;8:376.

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Date of publication: March, 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell This study is a pilot research that investigates mother–father–child triadic interactions, during feeding and play, in families with children diagnosed with Infantile Anorexia , in comparison to families with normally developing children.

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Could brain scans be used to screen for autism?

Source: NHS choices

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Date of publication: February, 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell:  Researchers think that looking for distinct changes in infant brains could identify some children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Child Mental Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 1

Parent-focused therapy has some long-term benefits for children with autism.

Source: NIHR Signal

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Date of publication: February, 2017.

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: A parent-focused therapy for young children with autism continues to have beneficial effects on symptoms and communication almost six years after the end of treatment.

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