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Paul Whiteley
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Attended University of Sunderland
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Kids with autism: a highly [psychotropic] medicated group?
" In keeping with international studies this sample of children with ASD  [autism spectrum disorder]  was a highly medicated group. " So said the results of the study reported by Kerry-Ann Louw and colleagues [1] back in 2013 who noted that approximately on...
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Does maternal asthma 'prime' for offspring neurodevelopmental disorder?
The paper from Jared Schwartzer and colleagues [1] (open-access) including a couple of familiar names on the authorship list ( Charity Onore  and Paul Ashwood ) caught my attention recently. Based on mouse studies and the artificial induction of maternal al...
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Systemic effects of gut microbiota and its relationship with disease and modulation http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12865-015-0083-2.pdf … (open-access)
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Tics are common in adults with autism
The title of this post comes from a quote included in the paper by Ursula Kahl and colleagues [1] based on their study of the " phenomenology and characteristics " of tics in adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with a small cont...
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DSM-5 impacting on autism numbers
" Consistent with previous reviews, the majority of included studies indicated between 50 and 75 % of individuals will maintain diagnoses. " That was one of the conclusions reached by Isaac Smith and colleagues [1] following their systematic review of studi...
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Importance Disruptive behavior is common in children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral interventions are used to treat disruptive behavior but have not been evaluated in large-scale randomized trials. Objective To evaluate the efficacy of parent training for children with autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behavior. ...
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Minor abdominal surgery in infants, results in long-term alteration of the colonic microbial composition... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25892864 
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MMR vaccine was not associated with increased risk of autism
" In this large sample of privately insured children with older siblings, receipt of the MMR  [ measles-mumps-rubella ]  vaccine was not associated with increased risk of ASD  [autism spectrum disorder] , regardless of whether older siblings had ASD. These ...
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Autistic traits in adult-onset psychiatric disorders?
" To conclude, the presentation of ALTs  [autistic-like traits/symptoms]  at the sub-threshold or threshold level may be closely associated with BPD  [ bipolar disorder ]  and SZ [ schizophrenia ] . " That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Junko Ma...
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Research (Autism and related developmental conditions)
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  • ESPA Research
    Director, 2009 - present
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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...
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  • University of Sunderland
    Psychology, 1992 - 1995
  • University of Sunderland
    M.Phil, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Sunderland
    Ph.D, 2000 - 2006
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