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Treatment of Methylation Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Once a rare childhood disorder with an incidence of 1 in 10,000 twenty years ago, autism now affects 1 out of every 150 children. Classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder and diagnosed by psychological testing, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often perceived to be a genetically-based mental disorder. However, current research has shown it to be…
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Risk of Anesthesia Regression

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a range of medical problems involving many organ systems. A subset of children with ASD hasve abnormal mitochondrial energy production and function that contributes to their physical, cognitive, and behavioral impairments. The presence of mitochondrial dysfunction increases the risk for potential damage to the brain, which is dependent…
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Review of Treatments for Seizures in ASD

Despite the fact that seizures are commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the effectiveness of treatments for seizures has not been well studied in individuals with ASD. This manuscript reviews both traditional and novel treatments for seizures associated with ASD. Studies were selected by systematically searching major electronic databases and by a panel of…
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Frye Treatments for Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Mitochondrial disease (MD) and dysfunction are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and most likely affect a substantial number of children with ASD. The mitochondrion is the powerhouse of the body’s cells which supports and is supported by many metabolic systems, so mitochondrial dysfunction can have widespread consequences on cellular metabolism, especially in high energy…
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