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Does any one have good information on autism treatments?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ridiculous
To say that testimonies, stories and anecdotes are a source of proof, despite not holding up to scientific journal standards is ridiculous.
These standards exist in order to ascertain the truth as best we are able. Look for help from these proven sources of therapy, not unproven potentially dangerous therapies, such as chelation.

In brief: Ridiculous
To say that testimonies, stories and anecdotes are a source of proof, despite not holding up to scientific journal standards is ridiculous.
These standards exist in order to ascertain the truth as best we are able. Look for help from these proven sources of therapy, not unproven potentially dangerous therapies, such as chelation.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multiple treatments
Early idenification.
Applied behavioral analysis, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medications for severe aggression, hyperactivity, or even with repetitive behaviors. Risperdal is actually an fda approved medication to treat autism. Group therapy. Support groups. And dont forget a multivitamin!

In brief: Multiple treatments
Early idenification.
Applied behavioral analysis, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medications for severe aggression, hyperactivity, or even with repetitive behaviors. Risperdal is actually an fda approved medication to treat autism. Group therapy. Support groups. And dont forget a multivitamin!
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alternative View
www.autism.
com (for info you will not find at the nimh) one study showing hyperbaric treatment did show effectiveness: http://www.Springerlink.Com/content/675g44042634407w/ some studies are small and therefore not considered strong proof. Anecdotes and testimonies and success stories are a form of proof, but not up to academic journal standards.

In brief: Alternative View
www.autism.
com (for info you will not find at the nimh) one study showing hyperbaric treatment did show effectiveness: http://www.Springerlink.Com/content/675g44042634407w/ some studies are small and therefore not considered strong proof. Anecdotes and testimonies and success stories are a form of proof, but not up to academic journal standards.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Some therapy options
All of dr. J's recs.
Are great. Evidence-based therapies include applied behavioral analysis, the developmental-individual difference-relationship based model (dir), & the early start denver model. Early entry, daily participation, & intensive/repetitive therapy at the child's developmental are keys to success. Later, pragmatics of language & social skills group therapy. See autism-society.Org.

In brief: Some therapy options
All of dr. J's recs.
Are great. Evidence-based therapies include applied behavioral analysis, the developmental-individual difference-relationship based model (dir), & the early start denver model. Early entry, daily participation, & intensive/repetitive therapy at the child's developmental are keys to success. Later, pragmatics of language & social skills group therapy. See autism-society.Org.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: NIMH
National institutes of mental health have the best information that is supported by experts in the field of autism research & treatment.
Be wary of diet, vitamin, hyperbaric chamber or other unorthodox treatments, as they have not been proven to be effective. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml.

In brief: NIMH
National institutes of mental health have the best information that is supported by experts in the field of autism research & treatment.
Be wary of diet, vitamin, hyperbaric chamber or other unorthodox treatments, as they have not been proven to be effective. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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