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Does gfcf diets help symptoms of autism?

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Dr. Neeta Jain
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diet

Diets generally have no effect on autism though some people think controlling and modulating diets do effect communication

In brief: Diet

Diets generally have no effect on autism though some people think controlling and modulating diets do effect communication
Dr. Neeta Jain
Dr. Neeta Jain
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If no Celiac Disease

Or milk-protein allergy, no.
Applied behavioral analysis, the denver model, dir - all intensive behavioral therapies geared to the child's developmental age- are what helps.Prognosis depends on level of cognition, degree of autism & early response to therapy. Language, occupational & social skills therapies also help. Medications work for irritability, adhd, & anxiety, but not for core symptoms.

In brief: If no Celiac Disease

Or milk-protein allergy, no.
Applied behavioral analysis, the denver model, dir - all intensive behavioral therapies geared to the child's developmental age- are what helps.Prognosis depends on level of cognition, degree of autism & early response to therapy. Language, occupational & social skills therapies also help. Medications work for irritability, adhd, & anxiety, but not for core symptoms.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No scientific

Evidence exists to support the notion of gluten and casein free diet as treatment for autism.
As the site below points out it may not be practical to eliminate gluten and casein and using such a diet may introduce other issues for proper nutrition. http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/gluten-free-casein-free-diets-for-autism.

In brief: No scientific

Evidence exists to support the notion of gluten and casein free diet as treatment for autism.
As the site below points out it may not be practical to eliminate gluten and casein and using such a diet may introduce other issues for proper nutrition. http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/gluten-free-casein-free-diets-for-autism.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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