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Behaviour deterioration seen in autistic children upon vitamin B6 withdrawal. B Rimland et al, Am J Psychiatry. 135(4), 472-5, 1978

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Behaviour deterioration seen in autistic children upon vitamin B6 withdrawal. B Rimland et al, Am J Psychiatry. 135(4), 472-5, 1978

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The authors used data from an earlier nonblind study to identify 16 autistic-type child outpatients who had apparently improved when given vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). In a double-blind study each child's B6 supplement was replaced during two separate experimental trial periods with either a B6 supplement or a matched placebo. Behaviour was rated as deteriorating significantly during the B6 withdrawal.

B Rimland et al, 'The effect of high doses of vitamin B6 on autistic children: a double-blind crossover study’, Am J Psychiatry. Vol 135(4), pp. 472-5, 1978 

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