When a child or teen with autism seeks mental health treatment, do doctors and psychologists ask about gastrointestinal problems? Perhaps they should, according to a new study that found a link between autism, GI problems, and mental health.
Children with autism have more gastrointestinal (GI) problems than other kids, according to many studies, but why? Some small studies suggested that the bacteria in their GI tracts are different. What would a larger study show, especially one that used a rigorous definition of GI disorders?
You weren't imagining it: sleep and gastrointestinal troubles really do occur together in many children with autism. So says a new study that found that kids with autism who have sleep problems are twice as likely to have GI problems, and vice versa.
From speech development to friendships, from genes to girls' experiences, you will find articles that explore the effect of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the health and social well-being of people with ASD and their families.