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If Your Kid Suddenly Loses The Plot Mid-Conversation, This Could Be The Reason

If Your Kid Suddenly Loses The Plot Mid-Conversation, This Could Be The Reason

Holding a conversation with a five-year-old can be an adventure. One second you’re sharing opinions on favorite breakfast cereals, the next they’ve jumped ship to something vague about a cartoon octopus.   What seems like a limited vocabulary or difficulty in keeping focused could actually be an inability to reconcile inferences with another person’s perspective. …

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A study of 4.5million children in Nordic countries found that 1.5 per cent of youngsters born to mothers not taking medication were autistic, while 0.8 per cent had learning disabilities. But the rates soared among mothers taking topiramate (pictured), with 4.3 per cent of youngsters having autism and 3.1 per cent being diagnosed with learning difficulties by the age of eight

Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs up to 2.5-times more likely to have child with autism

Women who take epilepsy drugs during pregnancy may be significantly more likely to have a child with autism or learning difficulties, research suggests.  A study of of 4.5million children found rates of the conditions were twice as high in youngsters whose mothers were on topiramate or valproate. The overall incidence of autism and learning disabilities in children …

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