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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for autism effective?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: The complex issues involved in autistic children are not altered by this therapy.
Answered on May 6, 2016
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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Treatment of Autism is mostly symptomatic and behavioral. Speech therapy, social skills treatment and use of psychotropic meds, based on sxs
Nov 22, 2012

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Can be very: The literature suggests tha hbot can be very helpful for both of the conditions.
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