Autism by the Numbers: Researchers Examine Impact of New Diagnostic Criteria
Source: ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2012) Getting an autism diagnosis could be more difficult in 2013 when a revised diagnostic definition goes into effect. The proposed changes may affect the proportion of individuals who qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, according to a study by Yale Child Study Center researchers published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The proposed changes to the diagnostic definition will be pub...
Mental-health resources for pregnant women and new mothers
Source: WedChild | Written by Tammy Warner-Wilson | 26 April 2012 Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler has launched a set of information resources to help health-care professionals detect and treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health problems among pregnant women and new mothers. The resources were developed by the national depression and anxiety organisation beyondblue. Postnatal depression affects one in seven new mothers, while about one in 10 pregnant women experie...
Autism research: We need your help!
The early detection of Autistic Spectrum Disorder using the Autistic Behavioural Indicators Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is rarely diagnosed in children under three years of age. Research studies have found the most common reason for delay in diagnosis is due to unreliable measures, unstandardised assessment and diagnostic practices, a significant time lag between age at first presentation of symptomology and parental concern and age at first ASD diagnosis due to practitioner difficulty i...
Stepping Stones is excited to welcome Candice Quinn to our team.
We are excited to welcome Candice Quinn BPsych(Hons) MScMed(ClinEpi) to the Stepping Stones Team. Candice has clinical expertise in the assessment and treatment of adults with mood disorders including clinical depression, perinatal depression and bipolar affective disorder. Candice also has experience in the treatment of adults with post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adjustment disorders and comorbid mental health, substance use and physical health conditio...

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