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Growth and weight status of Brazilian children with autism spectrum disorders: A mixed longitudinal study.

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Summary of "Growth and weight status of Brazilian children with autism spectrum disorders: A mixed longitudinal study."

This study examined the growth status and physical development of Brazilian children with autism spectrum disorders from 4 to 15 years of age. Furthermore, it was examined whether variation in growth patterns and weight status was influenced by the use of psychotropic medications.

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Name: Jornal de pediatria
ISSN: 1678-4782
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