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Common Medical Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders A guide by parents for parents and carers

“Care providers should be aware

that problem behaviour in patients with ASDs may be the primary or sole symptom of the underlying

medical condition.

Consensus Report, Pediatrics, Buie et al., 2010

“At this point, I think there is enough evidence to say that

while autism certainly involves the brain, it is really a problem of the whole body, including the brain, from molecules to cells, from organs to metabolism, from immune to digestive systems. Even for those with autism who show no obvious medical problems, take a

careful look for hidden issues. Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, ‘The Autism Revolution: Whole-body strategies for making life all it can be’

Common Medical Problems in ASD