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Targeting the cause of autism

Ben Unkle knows what its like to grow up different. He was diagnosed with Autism at six. His little sister watched as he struggled.

“When we were in elementary school, people would tease him, in middle school, a lot. I didn’t like to watch him get hurt,” says Katie Unkle.

Right now, there are only two FDA approved drugs for autistic children that help with irritability, tantrums and aggression. There’s no medication for core autism symptoms. But that could be changing.

Doctors are targeting a child’s digestive system. Some believe that might be one source of the problem. Proteins can get through that should be digested first, and there might be a reaction in the nervous system.

via Targeting the cause of autism.

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