06 Apr '11, 6pm

Some Benefits for Autistic Children From Medications & ABA, None From Secretin: The results of three new studies...

Some Benefits for Autistic Children From Medications & ABA, None From Secretin: The results of three new studies...

The results of three new studies about treatments for autistic children---one about an 'alternative medicine' treatment, one about medications and one about educational-behavioral therapies---cohere closely with my husband and my experience of using such treatments for our son Charlie . In the three separate studies, the authors made an extensive review of published research about all three treatments; more than a few studies had to be discarded due to a lack of high-quality research. The studies are published in the April 4th edition of Pediatrics , the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics . The analyses were funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the full report can be read as a PDF file. Charlie's a teenager now, but when he was much younger we tried quite a few biomedical treatments . We did purchase some secretin, the gastrointestinal ho...

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