Complementary and alternative medicine treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders.

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TitleComplementary and alternative medicine treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLevy, SE, Hyman, SL
JournalChild Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am
Volume24
Issue1
Pagination117-43
Date Published2015 Jan
ISSN1558-0490
KeywordsChild, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Complementary Therapies, Dietary Supplements, Family, Humans, Self Medication, United States
Abstract

There are many treatments in current use for core and associated symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This review discusses the complementary and alternative medical (CAM) treatments commonly added to conventional interventions for children with ASD, including natural products, mind and body practices, and other biomedical treatments. The article focuses on factors associated with use of CAM, the empirical evidence for the most frequently used treatments, and how clinicians work with families who choose CAM treatments. Some treatments have been ineffective, some have unacceptable potential side effects, and others require more study in depth.

DOI10.1016/j.chc.2014.09.004
Alternate JournalChild Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am
PubMed ID25455579
Grant List1R34MH100254 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
2T73 MC00029-16-00 / / PHS HHS / United States
R01 DC009439-02 / DC / NIDCD NIH HHS / United States
R01 ES016443 / ES / NIEHS NIH HHS / United States
R01HD073258 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01-DD-000752 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
UA3MC1105 / / PHS HHS / United States
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