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Mercury to blame for sharp rise in Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis

2017-02-19 04:12

The theory that Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is only caused by a genetic defect, has been blown out of the water, with recent studies suggesting that ASD symptoms are caused by neurological damage, likely induced by an inflammatory process, triggered by high levels of mercury in the body.

It is well known that Mercury is a neurotoxin and that it induces inflammatory mediator release from human

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Music Therapy for Autism Is a Promising Treatment, Shows a Controlled Study

2017-02-15 15:30

According to a controlled study, from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Seoul, Music Therapy offers compelling improvements in the cognitive skills of people on the Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD).

It was observed that there were significant results with an increased eye contact and turn –taking amongst the children participating of the improvisational music therapy sessions.

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Could Vitamin D Improve Autism Symptoms?

2016-11-24 14:29

For the first time, scientists have shown a significant improvement in autism symptoms associated with vitamin D supplementation in a double-blind clinical trial. The findings suggest that parents of children who are on the autism spectrum may see some beneficial effects if they supplement their kids with vitamin D.

This new research comes on the heels of previous study results showing that 57 percent of children with autism were vitamin D deficient and 30 percent had insufficient levels of the vitamin.

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Weird Health: Autism Miracle Cure Warning

2016-10-27 06:15

A “church” claims to have a miracle cure for autism. Here’s a weird health warning about an autism miracle cure that is a dilution of a bleaching chemical.

According to a recent ABC News report, parents with an autistic child need to be aware that a so-called “miracle cure” for autism is being promoted by members of the Genesis II Church of Health and

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More evidence folinic acid could help treat autism

2016-10-18 13:31

Children with autism spectrum disorder treated with prescription folinic acid showed improvements in communication skills that study authors say were significant in a new study.

Lead author Richard Frye of Arkansas Children's Research Institute has been studying the vitamin for ASD and the newest study is part of ongoing research.

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Autism and Schizophrenia, is there a connection?

2015-03-07 18:25

Are Schizophrenia and Autism related? That is the question left on the minds of some parents and scientists. Now it’s the question left on my mind.

Several months ago my 11 year old son started having hallucinations. His hallucinations present as visual, auditory, and tactile. It’s become the ultimate trifecta of confusion and misery for him.

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8 Simple Steps to Help Remember Your Autistic Child’s Appointments

2015-03-03 09:40

Keeping track of doctor and therapy appointments is difficult for any person to do, when you throw an autistic individual in the mix it becomes even arduous.

Families of autistic individuals tend to have up to, if not more than, twice as many appointments a month than a family without a special needs individual in it.

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