Antioxidant may help autistic irritability

An antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism.

The antioxidant supplement was shown to reduce irritability and repetitive behaviour in autistic children. Irritability is a feature of autistic behaviour in children that can involve kicking, hitting and throwing.

The researchers emphasize that the findings need to be confirmed with a large scale trial, as the initial findings only reflect the study of 31 children.

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