By Lina Zeldovich, SpectrumMay. 9, 2018 , 8:00 AM Originally published on Spectrum You can draw a straight line from the initial descriptions of many conditions—claustrophobia, for example, or vertigo—to their diagnostic criteria. Not so with autism. Its history has taken a less direct path with several detours, according to Jeffrey Baker, professor of pediatrics and history at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Autism was originally described as a form of childhood schizophrenia and the result of cold parenting, then as a set of related developmental disorders, and finally as a spectrum condition with wide-ranging degrees of impairment. Along with these shifting views, its diagnostic criteria have changed as well. Here is how the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the diagnostic manual used in the United States, has reflected our evolving understanding of autism. Why was autism initially considered a psychiatric … [Read more...] about Cold parenting? Childhood schizophrenia? How the diagnosis of autism has evolved over time
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[STK] NASDAQ-NMS:DRRX[IN] HEA BIO MTC PHA[SU] ERN CCATO BUSINESS, AND HEALTH EDITORS:DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results andProvides Corporate UpdateCUPERTINO, Calif., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation(Nasdaq: DRRX) today announced financial results for the three monthsended March 31, 2018 and provided a corporate update.-- Total revenues were $3.5 million and net loss was $8.3 million forthe three months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to total revenues of$4.6 million and net loss of $8.1 million for the three months endedMarch 31, 2017.-- At March 31, 2018, cash and investments were $44.3 million,compared to cash and investments of $36.9 million at December 31,2017. Debt at March 31, 2018 was $19.8 million."We are very pleased with recent progress on our lead internalcandidate DUR-928, with our first two Phase 2 trials in differentindications now underway and a third Phase 2 trial in anotherindication expected to commence in the third … [Read more...] about DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update
By George Musser, SpectrumMar. 9, 2018 , 9:00 AM Originally published on Spectrum Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her from them. Sometimes she felt numb, sometimes too sensitive; sometimes sounds were muted, sometimes too sharp. As a teenager, desperate to understand herself, she began keeping a journal. “I started to write my ideas in my notebooks, like: What’s happened to me? Or: What’s wrong with me? Or: Who am I?” she says, “I wrote, wrote, wrote. I filled maybe 40 notebooks.” Today, at 43, Ayaya has a better sense of who she is: She was diagnosed with autism when she was in her early 30s. As a Ph.D. student in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Tokyo, she is using the narratives from her teen years and after to generate hypotheses and suggest experiments about autism — a form of self-analysis called Tojisha-Kenkyu, introduced nearly 20 … [Read more...] about Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?
Everyone remembers where they were when they first learned two planes had struck the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, but what did you have for dinner on the second Tuesday of last month?Psychologists studying the nature of memories have for decades had to rely on major events as a known truth against which to compare people’s recollections. The problem is that such events do not create run-of-the-mill memories. “Those are special kinds of events. They’re special because they have high emotional content. They’re also special because they’re often ones you tell other people about. So they’re not just memories, there’s an overlay of the telling too,” explains the University of Melbourne’s Professor Simon Dennis. Alternatively, in their quest to understand memory, researchers have studied individuals’ ability to recall numbers or faces or words presented to them in a laboratory setting. But such studies are too … [Read more...] about Mobile monitoring and machine learning unlock the mathematics of memories
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