Biochemical aspects in autism spectrum disorders: updating the opioid-excess theory and presenting new opportunities for biomedical intervention

@article{Whiteley2002BiochemicalAI,
  title={Biochemical aspects in autism spectrum disorders: updating the opioid-excess theory and presenting new opportunities for biomedical intervention},
  author={Paul Whiteley and Paul Shattock},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={175 - 183}
}
Autism is a lifelong condition usually described as affecting social, cognitive and imaginative abilities. For many years, parents and some professionals have observed that in concordance with the behavioural and psychological symptoms of the condition, there are a number of physiological and biochemical correlates which may also be of relevance to the syndrome. One area of interest that encompasses many of these observations is the opioid-excess theory of autism. The main premise of this… 
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