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Self-injury in autism may be sign of pain

People with autism who engage in severe self-injurious behaviors may be experiencing heightened sensations to pain and acting out accordingly, researchers said here, contradicting a commonly held belief that such individuals are insensitive to pain.

16th May 2016

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