Day and Nighttime Excretion of 6-sulphatoxymelatonin in Adolescents and Young Adults with Autistic Disorder

Source: 
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Date Published: 
December, 2012
Abstract: 

Low melatonin excretion was observed in autism, both at daytime, nighttime, and during 24h collection. Nocturnal excretion of melatonin was negatively correlated with autism severity in the overall level of verbal language, imitative social play, and repetitive use of objects.