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Autism and Its Medical Management: A Guide for Parents and by Michael G Chez

By Michael G Chez

Autism and its clinical administration explains the clinical facets of autism and the way either mom and dad and pros can use present clinical wisdom to raised know how to handle the clinical points of autism. The ebook starts with an outline of Autism Spectrum issues (ASDs) and the way they're clinically determined, and is going directly to establish the differing kinds of autism and to explain proper scientific interventions. the writer additionally presents an overview of modern study to allow mom and dad and pros to realize an figuring out of many of the components that can give a contribution to the advance of ASDs, in addition to the most recent on hand healing procedures. Bridging the verbal exchange hole among doctors and oldsters, this ebook deals available causes of clinical terminology and remedy appropriate to ASDs and is a crucial software for fogeys and pros operating with kids with ASDs.

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However, with early diagnosis in the hands of capable child neurologists, child psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians, and even primary care physicians, there is the hope that medical diagnostic testing can be performed almost anywhere in the United States or any modern country elsewhere. The best scenario is the rare case where another treatable condition such as hearing loss or epilepsy is found and the child improves. Other conditions that may mimic autism may also be diagnosed, such as atypical attention deficit disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, or severe childhood onset anxiety disorders, such as selective mutism.

This occurs even at clinics for ASD within the same university medical centers where the specialized neuroimaging often takes place. This chapter will focus on both areas of neuroimaging: The tests available in the community, and tests used in research. Community-based neuroimaging tests Neuroimaging consists of brain morphology studies, most commonly to analyze for gross defects in brain development or structural integrity. In the past these were computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans and rarely skull x-rays.

I do not believe there is any medical credence to the tests being offered by alternative medical practitioners who claim to have tests for treating autism, such as tests for mercury poisoning or so-called chemical imbalances that have not been discussed by the mainstream medical community as having validity. If in doubt, 47 AUTISM AND ITS MEDICAL MANAGEMENT check with groups like Autism Speaks, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, or American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as resources if you have doubts about the research or medical advice being given.

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