Psychiatry

Human gene variant in ADHD, autism exposes sex-dependent neural signaling mechanisms

Stanford Medicine scientists awarded $10 million for sleep and autism research

A group of Stanford Medicine scientists have received about $10 million from the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence program. The funding, announced by the NIH on September 6, will support research into the relationship between sleep dysregulation and autism symptoms. This is the first time that Stanford University has been designated a …

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Human gene variant in ADHD, autism exposes sex-dependent neural signaling mechanisms

Human gene variant in ADHD, autism exposes sex-dependent neural signaling mechanisms

The prevalence, age of onset, and clinical symptoms of virtually all neuropsychiatric disorders differ between men and women. Disorders with a pronounced gender bias include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), where the ratio of males to females diagnosed is approximately 4 to 1. If this biased ratio derives from roles played …

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