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 a complex medical condition involving dysfunction in the brain and nervous system, as well as the gastrointestinal, immune, endocrine and detoxification systems.

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