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Epilepsy in Family Members Raises Risk of Autism

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July 21, 2016- "Epilepsy in Family Members Raises Risk of Autism"- While it has been determined that about one in three people with autism also have epilepsy, a new study has quantified the risk in the opposite direction. A study of 690,000 people in Sweden found that people with epilepsy are at eight times the risk of developing autism as the general population. The study also found that siblings and children of individuals with epilepsy are also at an increased risk.  




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