Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism is much more than simply a behavioral disorder. While three doctors lost their licenses trying to prove it (two of them have since been reinstated), now the writing is all over the wall. Let us hope the third doctor too will receive justice.
“Many individuals with ASD have symptoms associated with underlying medical conditions, including seizures, sleep problems, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, psychiatric conditions, nutritional deﬁciencies, and metabolic conditions; when left untreated, these conditions may not only compromise general health but also have clear effects on behavior, development, and educational outcomes for individuals with ASD.” -
Lajonchere et al. 2012 ‘Leadership in Health Care, Research, and Quality Improvement for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism Treatment Network and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health’
Here is the link to a great write up on the issue.