Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorders 7 “Recognition from health care professionals that comorbid medical conditions such as GI disturbances, sleep disorders, and epilepsy were real issues that affect children with ASD was sorely needed.”. Many children and adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have comorbid health problems. Recent large-scale studies have con\rmed that several medical conditions are signi\cantly more prevalent in people with autism compared to the typical penetrat.xyz Size: KB.
Nov 20, · Lack of exercise, improper diet (caloric dense and nutrient-poor), the use of certain medications (e.g., neuroleptics), food selectivity and genetic makeup may predispose individuals with ASD to obesity and poor nutrition (Nor et al.).Author: Manuel F. Casanova, Richard E. Frye, Christopher Gillberg, Emily L. Casanova. Out of the remaining 28 subjects (18 males, 10 females; age range 18 to 57 years), 21 suffered from additional psychiatric disorders, most commonly depression. Conclusions: Additional psychiatric.