Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    New Genetic Clues to Autism Found
    avatar
    Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
    There is a new article on WebMD Health News that discusses research showing 2 new gene mutations linked to Autism.

    ?Genes May Cause Autism: A new study shows that two additional genes may be involved with autism. Researchers say the risk for autism is higher among siblings of an affected child than in the general population, which suggests the disorder may be inherited. These mutated genes affect the formation or function of the neural synapse.

    Why It Matters: There's no known cause of autism, but studies have shown that mutations in several genes are associated with autism. Findings in this study also suggest other genetic or environmental factors are involved in certain individuals.


    Read full article...
    Was this Helpful?
    12 of 22 found this helpful
    Reply


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I'm a loving mother of 2. One is 5 and has developmental problems, the other is 6 months and has well surpassed all of her developmental milestone...More

    Helpful Tips

    Mom of 21 year old with PDD/Aspergers
    I know that when my son was young I would have loved to hear this. He is now in a four year college and doing okay. Not great but okay. He ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    9 of 14 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.