The following excerpt is taken from Appendix F of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help by Mitzi Waltz, copyright 2002 by O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. For book orders/information, call 1-800-998-9938. Permission is granted to print and distribute this excerpt for noncommercial use as long as the above source is included. The information in this article is meant to educate and should not be used as an alternative for professional medical care.
This resource expands on what’s known about herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, some brand-name “natural” remedies or supplements, and a few over-the-counter medications that you may hear about in connection with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Because medications have not been proven to cure or reliably treat all cases and symptoms of autistic spectrum disorders, many people are interested in alternative medicine.