Category Archives: Autism treatment
Parents and caregivers of autistic children have been concerned for years and now the facts are in: children with autism, by and large, are eating poorly and perhaps dangerously so.
Overweight mothers with either Type 2 or gestational diabetes may be more likely to have a child with autism or with other developmental disabilities according to a recent study conducted by the University of California – Davis.
Omega-3 fatty acids are known to be quite effective with protecting and promoting brain function. Recent studies have shown that administering substantial amounts of omega-3 to children with autism helps to significantly reduce their aggressive and hyperactive behaviors.
In 2012, the general understanding of what autism is became more apparent with the general public. Along with a larger public awareness, the actual costs that autism cost to the American public was outlined at $137 billion per year.
Research tells us that young adults with autism are less likely than any other special needs group to gain employment or attain higher education.
Scientists believe they understand how to normalize brain function to treat and correct autism-like behaviors. They found that a compound commonly used to treat cancer can also correct neuron imbalances in genetically engineered mice that showed autism-like behavior.
10 Diet Tips for Autism
Autism: What on Earth is going on?
In the upcoming DSM-5 psychiatric guidelines, the diagnoses of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) will all be combined into one diagnosis called autism spectrum disorders.