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Paul Whiteley
Works at ESPA Research
Attended University of Sunderland
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Correcting ophthalmic problems in autism
' Does Correction of Strabismus Improve Quality of Life in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? ' went the title of the paper by Pinar Ozer and colleagues [1]. Yes, it may very well do was the answer (but with certain caveats and the requirement for a lo...
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"Paediatricians are seeing more children with developmental-behavioural conditions"
The findings reported by Harriet Hiscock and colleagues [1] are brought to the blogging table today, specifically that suggestion that paediatricians , at least in Australia, might be encountering an increased number of " developmental/behavioural condition...
The findings reported by Harriet Hiscock and colleagues [1] are brought to the blogging table today, specifically that suggestion that paed...
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First trimester maternal vitamin D status and offspring autism risk?
Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin/hormone - is seemingly everywhere these days in research terms. At the time of writing this post we have news that vitamin D might cut the risk of severe asthma attacks if taken alongside prescribed asthma medication. The we...
Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin/hormone - is seemingly everywhere these days in research terms. At the time of writing this post we have n...
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Comorbidities surrounding paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS / ME)
" This large nationwide registry linkage study confirms that the clinical picture in CFS/ME  [ chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis ]  is complex. " That sentence, taken from the paper by Inger Bakken and colleagues [1] ( open-access availab...
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Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-predominant fatty acid supplements and the treatment of depression
" Further RCTs  [ randomised-controlled trials ]  should be conducted on study populations with diagnosed or clinically significant depression of adequate duration using EPA  [ eicosapentaenoic acid ]  -predominant omega-3 HUFA  [ highly unsaturated fatty a...
" Further RCTs [ randomised-controlled trials ] should be conducted on study populations with diagnosed or clinically significant depressi...
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A 'characteristic chemical signature' to chronic fatigue syndrome?
Today I'm (belatedly) talking about the paper by Robert Naviaux and colleagues [1] (open-access) and some further peer-reviewed discussion concerning the metabolomics of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) . Suggesting that " targeted, broad-spectrum metabolomic...
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Epilepsy and systemic autoimmune diseases: birds of a feather?
A couple of years back on this blog I talked about some rather intriguing research suggesting that epilepsy and autoimmune disease might not be unstrange diagnostic bedfellows ( see here ) and that  a " potential role of autoimmunity must be given due consi...
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Respite care and parent stress with autism in mind
" While most studies found that respite care was associated with lower stress, several found that respite care was associated with higher stress. " That sentence is perhaps the most important finding recorded in the 'integrative review' published by Kim Whi...
" While most studies found that respite care was associated with lower stress, several found that respite care was associated with higher s...
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Constipation in schizophrenia
" Constipation and dyspepsia are disturbing gastrointestinal symptoms that are often ignored in research on physical comorbidities of schizophrenia. " Go on. " The prevalence of constipation was 31.3%, and of dyspepsia 23.6%. " So said the findings reported...
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Anxiety disorders and mortality risk: implications for autism?
" Anxiety disorders significantly increased mortality risk. Comorbidity of anxiety disorders and depression played an important part in the increased mortality. " So said the findings reported by Sandra Meier and colleagues [1] looking to assess any relatio...
" Anxiety disorders significantly increased mortality risk. Comorbidity of anxiety disorders and depression played an important part in th...
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Unexpected improvement in core autism symptoms following a probiotic?
The paper by Enzo Grossi and colleagues [1] (open-access) is definitely worthy of a post today and the suggestion that the " appropriate use of probiotics " might be something to consider for at least some diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Acceptin...
The paper by Enzo Grossi and colleagues [1] (open-access) is definitely worthy of a post today and the suggestion that the " appropriate us...
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The force is strong with autism?
" Tablet and phone games could help diagnose autism, study suggests " went the BBC headline covering the paper by Anna Anzulewicz and colleagues [1] (open-access). The idea being that the way that touch screens are used on tablet and smart phones could pote...
" Tablet and phone games could help diagnose autism, study suggests " went the BBC headline covering the paper by Anna Anzulewicz and collea...
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Autism research, research blogging and tweeting and health science stuff
Introduction
I have been involved in autism research for more years than I care to remember. My Questioning Answers blog (http://questioning-answers.blogspot.com/) is a place to describe and discuss various research into autism spectrum and related conditions. My Gutness Gracious Me blog (http://gutness-gracious-me.blogspot.com/) is for discussions on various gastrointestinal research. I make no recommendations, I am not giving any medical advice, I am not formulating any specific opinions and do not want to get into any ethical, political or religious debates. I am not trying to change anyone's opinions, views, beliefs or anything else. These are purely blogs about science and research in autism and a few other interesting things. Any posts I make are my own opinions and not reflective of any organisation I am affiliated to. Keep in mind that science deals with probabilities not absolutes.
If you're really interested in some of my bragging rights, you could have a look at my book... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Autism-Exploring-Casein-Free-practical-professionals/dp/0415727634/
Bragging rights
Not many but have done the odd study suggesting that a GFCF diet might be useful for some people on the autism spectrum. Oh and contributed to a book on the topic of GFCF diets and autism...
Education
  • University of Sunderland
    Psychology, 1992 - 1995
  • University of Sunderland
    M.Phil, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Sunderland
    Ph.D, 2000 - 2006
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Research (Autism and related developmental conditions)
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  • ESPA Research
    Director, 2009 - present
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