Articles

The effect of high doses of vitamin B6 on autistic children: a double- blind crossover study.

Author

Rimland B, Callaway E, Dreyfus P

Date

4/1978

Journal

Am J Psychiatry

Abstract

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. Behavior was rated as deteriorating significantly during the B6 withdrawal.