Anxiety, sensory over-responsivity, and gastrointestinal problems in children with autism spectrum disorders

Published January 1, 2013 in PubMed

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience high rates of anxiety, sensory processing problems, and gastrointestinal (GI) problems; however, the associations among these symptoms in children with ASD have not been previously examined. The current study examined bivariate and multivariate relations among anxiety, sensory over-responsivity, and chronic GI problems in a sample of 2,973 children with ASD enrolled in the Autism Treatment Network (ages 2-17 years, 81.6 % male).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22850932

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