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Could you tell me what homeopathic remedies to do you recommend to treat autism?
23 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: None.
There is no evidence based research supported homeopathic treatments for autism.
Too many people fall prey to false claims of effectiveness from unproven remedies. See http://mentalhealth.Gov/health/publications/autism/complete-index.Shtml.

In brief: None.
There is no evidence based research supported homeopathic treatments for autism.
Too many people fall prey to false claims of effectiveness from unproven remedies. See http://mentalhealth.Gov/health/publications/autism/complete-index.Shtml.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
5 doctors agree
In brief: None proven effectiv
There are no homeopathic substances that have been proven beneficial in cases of autism by double blind controlled studies.

In brief: None proven effectiv
There are no homeopathic substances that have been proven beneficial in cases of autism by double blind controlled studies.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: None
We have witnessed megavitamin therapy, secretin, and enzyme therapy pass thru our lives with zero success.
Let us see legitimate, clinically proven results before we endanger the children with potentially dangerous regimes.

In brief: None
We have witnessed megavitamin therapy, secretin, and enzyme therapy pass thru our lives with zero success.
Let us see legitimate, clinically proven results before we endanger the children with potentially dangerous regimes.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: None
Autism responds to behavioral therapy like applied behavioral analysis (aba), there are no magic medicines (traditional or homeopathic).

In brief: None
Autism responds to behavioral therapy like applied behavioral analysis (aba), there are no magic medicines (traditional or homeopathic).
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Catherine EKWA-EKOKO
Pediatrics - Neonatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Safe
Many people subjectively feel that homeopathic remedies have helped them. While some alternative therapies might be potentially harmful, homeopathy is very safe.

In brief: Safe
Many people subjectively feel that homeopathic remedies have helped them. While some alternative therapies might be potentially harmful, homeopathy is very safe.
Dr. Catherine EKWA-EKOKO
Dr. Catherine EKWA-EKOKO
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
As long as they don't include arsenic & other toxic substances I've seen used with disastrous results. BTW, chelation can be deadly.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Fricke: Chelation has absolutely nothing to do with homeopathy. Also, homeopathic remedies beyond potencies of 12C or 24X contain no material substance, toxic or otherwise. Of course, this is also why most physicians say homeopathy "cannot work." :-)
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree
In brief: There are no
Medications that are proven to be effective in treating the core symptoms of autism, be they homeopathic or traditional prescriptions.
Arbaclofen, not yet marketed, has been proven effective for social withdrawal in kids with fragile x & is being studied in autism.See www. Quackwatch.Com for specifics. The early denver treatment model & applied behavioral analysis are evidence-based therapies.

In brief: There are no
Medications that are proven to be effective in treating the core symptoms of autism, be they homeopathic or traditional prescriptions.
Arbaclofen, not yet marketed, has been proven effective for social withdrawal in kids with fragile x & is being studied in autism.See www. Quackwatch.Com for specifics. The early denver treatment model & applied behavioral analysis are evidence-based therapies.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Big topic
Autism is a very complex topic, involving many types of physicians and other health practitioners.
All have opinions. Homeopathy treats the individual, not the disease -- so helpful remedies depend on thorough case-taking by an experienced homeopath. I suggest you read "the impossible cure" by amy lansky phd. In it she shares the story of her son's autism, and his cure through homeopathy.

In brief: Big topic
Autism is a very complex topic, involving many types of physicians and other health practitioners.
All have opinions. Homeopathy treats the individual, not the disease -- so helpful remedies depend on thorough case-taking by an experienced homeopath. I suggest you read "the impossible cure" by amy lansky phd. In it she shares the story of her son's autism, and his cure through homeopathy.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
I'm going to read it. See my answer on medical miracles. I'm referring here to peer-reviewed, not anecdotal evidence.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Exactly,anecdotal evidence abounds,but generally has not held up to the light of day.Secretin,megavitamin therapy,and celiac diets are good examples.
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