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Can Supervitamins Help Get Rid Of Autism
None found effective: Over the past three decades a variety of researchers have tried to treat autism with a variety of supplements.Since most gradually improve with age, it has been hard for researchers to prove reliably that improvement was due to the supplements. At presennt megavitamins appears to lack any proven benefit. Since some vitamin products can have toxic efects if used in excess, caution is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Does mercury poisoning lead to autism? If so, can I detox my child to prevent her from getting autism?
What causes one to develop autism? Is it something the child is born with? Is their anything a pregnant woman can do to help prevent this?
Mostly genetic: The strongest evidence is that genes comprise a much bigger part of the pie influencing this outcome. There is a variety of evidence that only weakly finds the environment causal e.g. diet and vaccines. But of course, being selective about wholesome foods and lifestyle preferences e.g. exercise, being aware of medications that are safe during pregnancy, and for the baby later on is top job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wish we knew!: Yours is the million $ question with no answer. Family history and environment play their roles, but there is no easy checklist of things to do and avoid. If there is a strong family history of autism spectrum in your or your partner's family, your chances would be higher, so some people choose to adopt in those cases. The best path, though, is to live healthy and love the child you get! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combination: The best therapy is individualized, and usually includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral therapy, often with an instructor in "applied behavioral analysis." while there's no quick-fix, good therapy is very effective in mild-to-moderate autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medications are used: To treat irritability, aggression, anxiety, depression & adhd which occur more often in people with autism than in the general population. . They are effective & safe, usually in low doses. Arbaclofen will be marketed to treat social withdrawal in children with fragile x syndrome, about 30% of whom have autism. It is being studied for use of this core symptom in children with autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you reccomend a reliable, available and personable practitoner of biomedical treatment for autism?
Here is a place to start: www.lifescript.com/.../a-autism-la-new-orleans.aspx find a doctor who treats or diagnoses autism in new orleans, la. You can also get referrals from: support.Autism-society.Org/site/clubs?Club_id=1170;pg=main new orleans, la 70130 ... The autism society of greater new orleans appreciates donations in support of our mission to provide information and referrals, ... ...Read more
Multi-dimensional: Autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, and is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral and social interventions are important, and increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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