Antipsychotic therapy may lower iron levels in autism patients

12/18/2012 | Family Practice News

Children with autism spectrum disorders who took antipsychotics for 18 months were likely to have lower plasma ferritin concentrations, U.S. researchers found. They reported that rapid weight gain during antipsychotic therapy was linked to iron depletion. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry meeting.

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