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Hospitalization in special unit improves behavior in autism

Hospitalization in special unit improves behavior in autism
October 26, 2017

In inpatient psychiatry units, a multidisciplinary bio-behavioral treatment model was associated with improved behavior among children with autism from admission to discharge, but not after discharge.

“The Autism Inpatient Collection (AIC) study is being conducted in six specialized inpatient psychiatry units across the U.S. to better understand the behavioral and biological factors impacting children and adolescents who are severely affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD),” Kahsi A. Pedersen, PhD, of Maine Medical Center Research Institute, told Healio.com/Psychiatry. “Because this patient population has been underrepresented in research studies, those who are severely affected are those we know the least about. Our ultimate goal is to improve treatment options and level of care provided to these children and their families, as well as to produce a reference collection of phenotypic and genetic data that increases the inclusion of those severely affected by ASD.”

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