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Esch, Barbara E.; Carr, James E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2004
Secretin is used in the United States for diagnosis of pancreatic gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction and disease. Repeated therapeutic use has not been approved. Widespread interest in secretin as a treatment for autism followed media reports of behavioral improvements in an autistic child who received the hormone during a GI diagnostic procedure.…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Outcomes of Treatment, Clinical Diagnosis