How Can Autism Be Treated?
Dr. Walsh is Bullard Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Genetics at Children's Hospital Boston, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Children's Hospital Boston, and the former Director of the Harvard-MIT MD-PhD Program.
As Chief of the Genetics Division at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Walsh is working to leverage his lab's gene discovery efforts to harness new technology to improve genetic diagnosis in the clinical setting, as well as to collaborate with other members of the Division to develop improved treatments for children with neurological disorders.
Since establishing his lab in 1993, Dr. Walsh has been fortunate to receive a number of awards, including the Derek Denny-Brown Award (American Neurological Association), Dreiffus-Penry Epilepsy Award (American Academy of Neurology), Jacob Javits Distinguished Investigator Award (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke), Epilepsy Research Award (American Epilepsy Society), and Jacoby Research Award (American Neurological Association). In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
New drugs for ASD patients may be on the horizon, but "early, intense" behavioral treatment remains "the very best intervention for autism."
The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.
- A new report shows how cold-water swimming was an effective treatment for a 24-year-old mother.
- The treatment is based on cross-adaptation, a phenomenon where individuals become less sensitive to a stimulus after being exposed to another.
- Getting used to the shock of cold-water swimming could blunt your body's sensitivity to other stressors.
Maybe try counseling first before you try this, married folks.
Why self-control makes your life better, and how to get more of it.
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- Research demonstrates that people with higher levels of self-control are happier over both the short and long run.
- Higher levels of self-control are correlated with educational, occupational, and social success.
- It was found that the people with the greatest levels of self-control avoid temptation rather than resist it at every turn.
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