Concurrent medical conditions in autism spectrum disorders

Date

2016

Authors

Celia, Tania
Freysteinson, Wyona M.
Frye, Richard E.

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Pediatric Nursing

Abstract

Long thought to be purely psychological in origin, current research lends credence to the idea that autism has a medical basis. Patients with autism can be among the most challenging patients that a healthcare provider may care for. Often the presenting symptoms of autism make these patients difficult to examine and may also mask underlying concurrent conditions. This article reviews some of the more common conditions found concurrently in the autistic population.

Description

Article originally published in Pediatric Nursing, 42(5). English. Published online 2016. http://www.pediatricnursing.net/issues/16sepoct/abstr3.html

Keywords

Neurodivergent, Developmental delays, Communication difficulties

Citation

This is the abstract for an article that is available at: http://www.pediatricnursing.net/issues/16sepoct/abstr3.html. Recommended citation: Celia, T., Freysteinson, W.M. & Frye, R.E. (2016). Concurrent medical conditions in autism spectrum disorders. Pediatric Nursing, 42(5), 230-234. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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