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Gastrointestinal problems in Chinese children with autism spectrum disorder



Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a wide range of psychiatric and physical comorbidities. In the study “Gastrointestinal Problems in Chinese Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, it identified that children with autism spectrum disorder to be twice as likely to suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms and autism spectrum disorder diagnosis remained the only significant predictor of gastrointestinal symptoms after controlling other potential confounders. (Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2020 Jul 24;16:1807-1815. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S260654. eCollection 2020.)   


Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Dr Kelly LAI in the Department of Psychiatry, CUHK. Dr Lai’s research focuses on eating disorders and ADHD service related research.