The National Institutes of Health recently announced $100 million in awards over five years to support nine Autism Centers of Excellence (ACEs), one of which is a collaborative effort at the University of Virginia (UVA) involving several Yale faculty members.
- June 28, 2022Source: The New York Times
Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.
- March 21, 2022Source: Yale Medicine
Yale Child Study Center expert discusses when parents should seek professional support for their child.
- October 26, 2021Source: YaleNews
Yale researchers have used a machine learning-based approach to uncover disruptions of brain connectivity in children displaying aggression.
- July 08, 2021Source: Study Finds
The neurodevelopmental disorder Tourette Syndrome is most synonymous with verbal or physical outbursts. Doctors usually refer to these occurrences as “tics,” and most Tourette patients are able to suppress or stop themselves from acting out their tics for a certain period of time before the urge becomes too great. Now, a new study is uncovering the neurological machinations occurring while a Tourette patient suppresses their tics.
- November 20, 2020Source: HUFFPOST
Tantrums and meltdowns are a normal part of growing up. Estimates suggest that up to 90% of toddlers have them, and researchers also have a pretty clear grip on why, like right down to the nitty-gritty neuroscience of it all. Essentially, the amygdala (the part of the brain that helps process emotions) detects a threat, and the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that controls involuntary reactions like heart rate and body temperature) just kind of ... snaps.
- October 12, 2020Source: YaleNews
“When you think about problem behavior like a tantrum, you have to break it down into the specific things the child is expected to do,” said Dr. Denis Sukhodolsky. “Then the parent can have a plan.”
- April 18, 2020Source: Yale
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
- September 03, 2019Source: Yale
A new Yale study successfully trained a group of adolescents with Tourette’s syndrome to control their tics using functional magnetic resonance imaging. This marks the first time that fMRI— a technique which enables participants to look at their own brain function in real time — has been tested on patients with Tourette’s syndrome.
- August 21, 2019Source: Yale
Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A study conducted by Yale researchers has trained adolescents with Tourette Syndrome to control their tics through an imaging technique that allows patients to monitor the function of their own brain in real time.