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Question?: Treatment For Autism Medication

Michael asks…

What is the future of a person with high functioning autism and schizophrenia? What treatments could help?

An adult who has always had autism but is developing schizophrenia.

admin answers:

My brother is autistic and it depends on what problems the autism causes. My brother is different than some of his classmates.
Autism and schizophrenia are related. The doctor who diagnosed the schizophrenia should be very schooled in autism and should be able to advise you of the treatment and therapies.
My guess is that they will alter the medication he is on etc.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Treatment

Richard asks…

The most successful Schizophrenia treatment?

What is the most successful treatment for Schizophrenia thus far? I know it’s not a lobotomy. 😛

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Without getting into a debate on the best type, in general the most successful treatment for schizophrenia is anti-psychotic medicines. There are atypical (most recently developed in 90’s) and the original ones (developed in 50’s). Different people respond differently to the various types of anti-psychotics and they must work closely with a doctor to find the right medication.

Even better for some people is a combination of medicinal treatment (anti-psychotics) and psychotherapy. In psychotherapy, schizophrenics can learn how to cope with their symptoms better. They can learn how to ignore voices, rationalize delusions, and learn techniques to manage the negative symptoms. Psychotherapy also helps schizophrenics deal with the day to day struggles of the illness such as how it manifests in the workplace, at school, or with family.

It is important to remember that different treatments work differently for various people. No one responds the same to one medication. For some, psychotherapy is completely useless. The key is finding a doctor who is willing to try many options to learn what will work best for the individual.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism

Ruth asks…

How to find a local doctor who specializes in autism/aspergers treatment with vitamins and minerals?

I want to try B12 shots but I’m afraid to go to a regular psychiatrist office because they might not know anything about autism/aspergers and they typically only know how to write prescriptions for xanax and antidepressants.
Yes they can help dummy.

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Vitamins and minerals will not help autism. See your physician and ask them to refer you to an autism specialist MD to help you.

I’M a dummy? Really, see a doctor instead of whatever herbal natural “medicine” quack you’ve been seeing. Get your facts straight.

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Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo Answers

Steven asks…

What is the best age to test for Celiac Disease?

My son has Down Syndrome and because people with DS have a higher risk of Celiac Disease, we have opted to avoid gluten until he can be accurately tested. I have gotten mixed answers as far as how early he can be ACCURATELY tested. Anyone any experience with this?

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Hi! Some people say that a person needs to be eating bread/gluten for a least three weeks to test positive to celiac. Others say that no time is required. If you go to a doctor who has experience with celiac (preferably if they also have experience with Down Syndrome or Autism and the food connection with behavior), they will be able to note all of the symptoms and see the test results and make an accurate diagnosis. Many children never show the typical symptoms. Therefore it is really important that you find a doctor who has experience with celiac.

Another thing to remember is that some children are only gluten intolerant. This means that their bodies still react negatively to gluten, just in less intensity than in those with celiac.

I want to recommend to you a diet that has helped LOADS of children with autism, adhd, down syndrome, etc and adults with IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, IBD, etc. It is similar to gluten free / casein free (the diet that many with downs syndrome and autism follow)… But it is much more effective.

It is called SCD (specific carbohydrate diet) and works by helping the body digest corrently again… Based on 50 years of research into how the small intestine affects the brain.

You can ask loads of mothers on the yahoo groups forum for this diet about celiac testing. They have loads of experience about how their children are affected by the food they eat.

Http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/pecanbread/

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Question?: Autistic Definition

Lizzie asks…

Why are there so many autistic kids nowadays?

I know a mother who has 2 autistic children, boy and girl. There’s also a lot of autistic kids in my little sister’s school. Is there a reason why? I know the definition of autism is more open now but I don’t think that’s the reason. Why would someone have 2 different children and both have autism?

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As far as I’m aware, nobody really knows. If I had to guess I would put my money on a combination of these factors:

– More kids get diagnosed as the definition of autism changes to include a wider group of people who would previously not have been diagnosed
– More kids get diagnosed as we become better at identifying signs of autism
– Environmental factors like pollution or chemicals in our food
– IVF, which allows people who otherwise wouldn’t have had biological children to have them (sorry to say folks but if you can’t get pregnant naturally, maybe that’s a sign that you shouldn’t either)
– More people have kids later in life (folks, eggs and sperm don’t stay perfect as you age)
– More people self-diagnosing their kids through the internet. In such cases, the kids may or may not ACTUALLY have autism, but they are presented to others as having it.

The previous “research” indicating that vaccines cause autism has been debunked and the doctor who conducted the “research” has been outed as a fraud. In addition, research in places like Japan has shown that even changing the ingredients in vaccines doesn’t seem to have an impact on the number of autism cases.

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Question?: Adhd Symptoms In Adults

Michael asks…

How to live “functioning well” and think study organize plan, get anything on earth done with ADHD, no meds?

I am “planning” to get info on neurotherapy, brain map, vitamin B’s, etc
soon, but for “now”, the next few days/couple weeks, how I and my son should survive and “do our stuff”, before we adjust in new life without meds for treat adhd?
I am think its time for us quitting tomorrow cold turkey for good, unless someone now say no! We seriously “need” our meds, and I have try two time before atleast, unsuccess to stay off mine, and son is wild donkey basket case-and-a-half without his, and 6th grade, what about school? How he do anything? But we “need” stop our meds, it has give us both
recent heart problems, mine permanent and his, too new to know; I get atrial fib, he get 10% in day his ventricles adding extra beats. I know this from our meds directly; my daughter doesn’t have adhd – no meds – no heart problem. Oh my land, I am not looking forward to coming days after
med-free, I’ll have buzzing head and ringing my ears! This happen before,
ok but I am worry how I spend all life.

admin answers:

First and foremost have you spoke with the doctor who prescribes your son’s and your ADHD meds about your concerns and heart issues? There are many new medications for both adult and youth who have ADHD. I would most definitely start by setting up appointments and discussing possible alternative medications.

Next, the best you can do for your son and yourself should you truly drop all medications….not that I recommend it, though. Get rid of any gaming devices (game boy, play station, etc…), eat three nutritionally balanced meals a day. Drink 3-5 servings of a caffeinated beverage daily…spread out over the course of the day. (This will conteract the ADHD like Ritalin might….but, may not be as good and higher amounts of caffiene may worsen the ADHD symptoms.) Set up and stick to a very predictable daily schedule for both of you. This schedule should allow for some flexibility but should also be very simple and precise. For your son’s homework and any diligent chores or work you do, ensure that you work in an area that is free of any possible distractions. For example, your son should be given an area free of tv, radio and other noises as well as people doing other things….to put him on the living room floor while you walk through to do housework is not gonna work. Neither is having a radio on in a room adjacent to where he is working.

Again, I must assert that I truly believe that you and your son would be better of talking with your doctor(s) about alternative medications first.

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Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo

Donald asks…

How do I find a local doctor who specializes in autism/aspergers treatment with vitamins and minerals?

I want to try B12 shots but I’m afraid to go to a regular psychiatrist office because they might not know anything about autism/aspergers and they typically only know how to write prescriptions for xanax and antidepressants.
False. It can have a profound effect in some people.

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Hi Bob,

You don’t really need a doctor, you can completely recover from “autism” on your own. Autism is not a mental illness, it is mercury poisoning. My young son has recovered from autism in about 2.5 years.

Here’s what we did. We eliminated gluten, casein, and soy. We also dumped high fructose corn syrup (which has mercury in it) and MSG. We added a good multi, lots of Vit. C, Vit. E, magnesium, and a good cod liver oil, if it’s not really pure it probably has mercury in it. I like Carlson’s or Pharmax. You can get B-12 orally–the shots have cobalt in them.

The most effective way to cure autism is heavy metal chelation. Low and slow. There is a great Yahoo group that can help you every step of the way:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/frequent-dose-chelation/

To learn about the protocol, read this:
http://livingnetwork.co.za/chelationnetwork/chelation-the-andy-cutler-protocol/
http://onibasu.com/wiki/Cutler_protocol

And listen to this interview with Dr. Cutler:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecandystore/2010/03/15/special-guest-andrew-hall-cutler-phd-pe

There IS a way out! 😉

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Autism Treatment – How to Successfully Work With a Biomedical Autism Doctor

These suggestions have been acquired over the years in my practice and have helped me assist my patients greatly. Also, in talking with many other doctors working with families of a loved one with autism these recommendations often hold true as well. Working with a doctor who specializes in biomedical intervention for autism can be a challenging process for some parents.

Understanding that a particular doctor may be extremely busy and needs your help in assisting them help your child will go a long way in the treatment of your child. Here are some recommendations.

Journal – keep a running journal of your observations and timeline of therapies you are implementing.

Keep a spreadsheet of therapies.

Keep dates of when new therapies such as when supplements were started, stopped, and what reactions were seen (good or bad).

Recognize your child’s patterns – situational, seasonal, time of day.

If added new therapies and problems are seen – then cut out some or all new therapies giving before reactions occurred, then reintroduce slowly to isolate which one was the potential culprit. Notify your doctor of these changes.

You will need to become a detective of your child’s particular autism condition.

You know your child better than anyone – be involved 100%.

You are ultimately responsible for your own health and your child’s health care.

Be prepared for your consultations with questions, concerns, and important topics you want to cover. Have these sent via fax or email prior to your consult.

Ask whether your practitioner receives faxes, emails, or voice mail regarding questions. Be prepared to pay for extra time. Most doctors will answer questions that are related to a new therapy introduced or quick follow-up questions to a recent visit.

Partnering with your practitioner also means having a relationship with the office staff. Treat them with respect. They are there to help.

Do not assume your doctor remembers every detail about your child – keep them informed.

If you change supplements by either removing or adding them let your practitioner know in writing via fax or email. This way they can keep a copy for their records.

Come prepared with your latest observations about your child.

Let your doctor know what different therapies, testing, etc. you want to explore.

Keep a running list of supplements, medications, calendar of therapy implementation, reactions to therapies.

Let your doctor know when you have sent off tests or if you are having problems getting tests samples collected. Some offices track follow-up appointments based on incoming tests results.

Autism really is treatable! Biomedical Autism treatments and therapies have resulted in many, many children improving, or even even losing their autism-spectrum disorder diagnosis. For lots more free biomedical autism intervention information and videos from Dr. Woeller, go to http://www.autismrecoverytreatment.com/.

Dr. Kurt Woeller is an biomedical autism Intervention specialist, with a private practice in Southern California for over 10 years. He has helped children recover from autism, ADD, ADHD, and other disorders, and has the information you need to help your child. Download his free ebook at http://www.autismactionplan.org/.

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Do You Have the Feeling of Worry Because Your Child is Autistic? What Can be Done to Resolve it?

There are many reasons to worry if you have an autistic child. Worry is an uneasy or troubled feeling. It is human nature to be concerned about your child and the challenges that you will be facing and are already facing. What can be done to resolve the worry of your autistic child?

First of all, worry gets you know where and does not solve anything. It is a waste of your time and energy. One thing that can be done when you have an autistic child and you are feeling worried is, find out the facts, what are you worried about and why? Will this change the situation of your autistic child and the circumstances by worrying?

For example: If you are concerned about the physical health of your child, do research to find a doctor who is an expert in that field and one you feel comfortable with. Gather information, get the facts. By taking this kind of action, and knowing the truth, the facts, you will have a better understanding of the choices you need to make. Your cause to be worried, will be in a position that will give you strength because of the knowledge you have gathered.

I have learned with an autistic child, your attitude has a lot to do with living a worry free life. There will always be situations that cause you concern, but you can live above all of it, and enjoy life. It depends on how you want to manage your attitude and thinking, because you have an autistic child.

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When you have a positive attitude with your child who has the disorder of autism you will not be defeated. You must stop trying to make things happen the way you want them to happen.

Worrying involves negative thoughts, but when you speak positive things out of your mouth it will interrupt those negative thought patterns. By doing this, you will be able to enjoy your child with autism and feel relaxed.

I believe in faith, because it is stronger than doubt, negativism and unbelief. An autistic child can and will bring you reasons to worry and be concerned. When you become overloaded with all of the challenges you have with your child, you begin to struggle and worry. But, you can control that kind of thinking.

Your mind needs to rest, so do your emotions regarding how to take care of the problems and the subconscious mind, needs to reclaim how you are going to handle the situation in a wise and intelligent manner. For me personally, I pray, which helps me with the stress of worry. It relieves my stress.

Take responsibility for the decisions you need to make raising your child with the disorder of autism. Stop worrying about everything. Determine what you can do and what you can not do. Set priorities with your child and family. Pace yourself and focus. Worry will stop, when you decide not to give into to it.

I have met many parent(s), caregiver(s), who love to worry about every detail of their child with the disorder of autism. It gives them something to talk about, gain attention from people, it gives them a reason to live in the “pity pot” syndrome. It is such a waste of my time to be around those people who continue with that kind of behavior.

Nothing gets accomplished by worrying. Turn your worry into positive energy, positive thoughts, positive research, positive action, and you will find your world will be brighter, happier and positive progress will be made for you with your autistic child.

Remember, when you choose to worry because your child is autistic, even though there will be many concerns and challenges, it will solve nothing. It makes you, your child and family to live in a negative and unproductive atmosphere. Stop worrying, enjoy your child and the problems will be resolved.

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Autistic Disorder – One Term Many Meanings

Though autistic disorder is often thought of as a single condition, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in fact refers to five different kinds of autism. When most people think about autism, they’re only thinking about one type – the kind they saw in the movie Rainman – and don’t realize that this is only a fifth of the disorders to which autism truly refers.

The first type of autism is called Classic Autism. It’s also known as Kanner’s autism, or Kanner’s disorder after a doctor who researched the condition in the 1930s through the 1940s. Classic autism is one of the lower functioning forms in the spectrum, and is identified by its high level of social and communication issues. Children with the classic autistic disorder rarely interact with the majority of people. They often suffer from poor motor skills and frequently repeat actions and motions. They are also generally reluctant to make eye contact and may display temper tantrums when they experience a change in their usual routine or environment. Though some individuals with classic autism are completely verbal, many struggle to communicate through speech, and others cannot speak at all.

The second form of autism is referred to as Rett’s Syndrome. This type off autistic disorder is another low-functioning one. Rett’s is exclusive to females and often occurs in conjunction with mental retardation. Rett’s girls are typically impaired in their movements and will rarely communicate verbally. Studies have concluded that Rett’s is passed on genetically, though no hypothesis has yet to be proven regarding the reason that it occurs only in girls when all other types of autism occur in boys 75 percent of the time.

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The third kind of autistic disorder is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Children with this form of autism often develop normally, or are diagnosed with Classic Autism or Rett’s Syndrome. However, the diagnosis changes with the speech and motor skill problems that accelerate. Regression occurs between the ages of two and four for an unknown reason, though it is suspected that it may be brought about by illness or types of surgery. This hypothesis has yet to be proven.

The fourth form of autistic disorder is Asperger’s Syndrome. It is easy to misdiagnose children with this disorder as they generally have better social and communication skills than other autistic children, but they still face limitations. It typically isn’t until these children begin school that these limitations start to become obvious. Children with Asperger’s often do very well with behavioral treatments and are able to exist quite well within a normal lifestyle when they begin these therapies as early as possible.

The last form of autistic disorder is also the most vague. It is called PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified) and is the diagnosis given to children who are believed to have autism but whose condition does not fit the typical definition of the other four types of autistic disorder. These children may have some symptoms that match some of the autism forms, but do not have a specific kind of autism that can be diagnosed.

Part of the understanding of autism comes along with the knowledge of where the disorder may have come from and what can worsen the symptoms. There are many different theories, including the impact that allergies can have on an autistic child.

For some autistic people and relatives of those on the spectrum the autism disorder classifications are two broad and there is a belief that effective treatments are unlikely to be discovered until the spectrum is broken down further. A common phrase within the autism arena goes like this…’when you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism’. This phrase highlights the diversity of symptoms and abilities of people grouped together under the spectrum umbrella and confirms the complexity of this disorder.
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