Study: Many Kids With Autism May Have Interrelated Health Problems.

HealthDay (9/26, Preidt) reports, “Many children with autism have interrelated health problems that can have a significant impact on their home and school lives,” according to a study recently published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. “Researchers looked at nearly 3,000 children with autism and found that nearly one-fourth also had chronic gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and nausea.” The youngsters “with the chronic gastrointestinal problems also had anxiety and so-called ‘atypical sensory responses,’ which are heightened reactions to light, sound or particular textures,” the study found.

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— “Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 25, 2012.

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