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Frontiers | Autism, Joint Hypermobility-Related Disorders and Pain | Psychiatry

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/11/01

For my link archive:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Joint Hypermobility-Related Disorders are blanket terms for two etiologically and clinically heterogeneous groups of pathologies that usually appears in childhood. These conditions are seen by different medical fields, such as psychiatry in the case of ASD, and musculoskeletal disciplines and genetics in the case of hypermobility-related disorders. Thus, a link between them is rarely established in clinical setting, despite a scarce but growing body of research suggesting that both conditions co-occur more often than expected by chance. Hypermobility is a frequent sign of hereditary disorders of connective tissue (e.g. Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, Marfan syndrome), on which the main characteristic is the multisystem fragility that prone to proprioceptive and motor coordination dysfunction hence to trauma and chronic pain. Considering the high probability that pain remains disregarded and untreated in people with ASD due to communication and methodological difficulties, increasing awareness about the interconnection between ASD and hypermobility-related disorders is relevant, since it may contribute to identify those ASD patients vulnerable to suffer from pain.

[WayBack] Frontiers | Autism, Joint Hypermobility-Related Disorders and Pain | Psychiatry

Via: [WayBack] Autist Making Way onTwitter: “there’s not a ton of research, but anecdotally there does seem to be a link: … “


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