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Language-Testing Study Shows No Effect From Secretin For Children With Autism

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May 18, 2000
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Parents of autistic children began calling Melvin Heyman, MD, chief of pediatric gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco in 1998. They were full of hope about reports that secretin, a hormone produced in the intestines and used in a diagnostic procedure, might improve their children' s ability to talk and interact with others. To test that concept, Heyman and clinical research fellow Jenifer Lightdale, MD, teamed with autism experts from UCSF's Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute to perform objective tests of language and behavior before and after administering secretin.

Sometimes wishing does not make it so.


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