New Study Links Autism and Melatonin System Disturbances

Authors Hope Their Research Leads to New Treatments for ASD

The majority of individuals with autism have low melatonin levels which can lead to a myriad of conditions including sleep disturbances, emotional regulation disorders, sensory processing dysfunction, inflammation throughout the body and gastrointestinal disorders. A new study out of China believes that understanding the interplay between abnormal melatonin levels and symptoms and conditions experienced at the onset of autism are associated and could lead to novel therapeutic strategies for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

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