Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Principal Investigator: Jeremy M. Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.
We are examining the connections between stress, gastrointestinal (GI)/stomach problems, and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
A previous diagnosis of an ASD is required for participation, although GI/stomach problems are not required.
You will be asked to come for 1 outpatient visit to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN to take part in this research study. A blood draw and saliva sample are required the visit. Compensation for your time is available.
Children age 6-18 with autism spectrum disorders with and without GI problems.
Adolescents (12-17 years old) with Fragile X syndromeCompensation: Yes
Children with a confirmed diagnosis of Fragile X between 3 and 11 years.Compensation: Yes
Adults age 14– 50 with Fragile X for a study using an investigational drug.Compensation: Yes
People with Fragile X age 5-13Compensation: Yes
Children age 6– 17 with an autism spectrum disorder who are taking an atypical antipsychotic like Risperidone (risperidol), Zyprexa (Olanzapine) and have gained unwanted weight.Compensation: Yes
Males ages 18-45 with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Must be verbal.Compensation: Yes
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