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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Behavioral Problems in Autism and Health Issues

Some Behavioral Problems in Autism May Stem from Poor Health

Rachel Nuwer | June 11, 2015

Many children with autism have gastrointestinal problems, seizures and sleep disorders. A new study, published 24 May in Autism Research (, suggests that these seemingly disparate conditions are interconnected and may lead to the children’s behavioral issues.
The findings underscore the ramifications of medical conditions that accompany autism. These conditions often go untreated, as doctors tend to home in on psychiatric issues in children with autism and have limited time to probe further.

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