neurodevelopment

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Supervised fun and exercise both provide psychosocial benefit to children with obesity

While exercise alone may improve health and reduce weight in children at risk of obesity, it does not always improve psychosocial health. Overweight children who participated in regular supervised sedentary activities, such as playing board games or painting, showed improvements in depressive symptoms and anger reduction. Combining exercise with sedentary activities could help improve mood and combat obesity.... Read More...
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Autism and sensory processing: Avoiding the sensory overload at the root of meltdowns

Sensory processing difficulties associated with ASD, ADHD, and PTSD often result in 'meltdown' behaviors. While researchers are making headway into discovering the mechanisms behind sensory dysfunction, many in society do not understand the implications of the disorder. Researchers tackle how to prevent meltdowns associated with sensory processing disorders, and consider how social inclusion can help break the stigma.... Read More...
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Determined DNA hunt reveals schizophrenia clue

NAPRT1, a gene that encodes an enzyme involved in vitamin B3 metabolism, may be a risk factor for schizophrenia. Knocking out the gene in zebrafish models, researchers discovered brain development became impaired. Without NAPRT1, the fish brains failed to divide symmetrically, which is significant as defects in the corpus callosum have been identified in those with schizophrenia.... Read More...