Autism Spectrum Disorders
189 Case Studies
13 Member Stories
40 Research

Overview of Autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how folks perceive the world and interact with others.

Autistic people see, hear and believe the world differently to other men and women. If you're autistic, you are autistic for lifetime; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a basic aspect of the identity. Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic individuals share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic individuals have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other ailments, meaning people need various degrees of support. Many people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right type of support, all may be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

 

Autism is much more prevalent than most men and women think. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK -- that's greater than 1 in 100. Individuals from all nationalities and cultural, religious and social backgrounds can be autistic, though it appears to affect more men than women.

How do autistic people see the world?

Some autistic men and women state the world feels overwhelming and this may cause them considerable stress. In particular, understanding and about other individuals, and taking part in everyday family, school, work and social life, can be more challenging. Other people appear to understand, intuitively, how to communicate and interact with one another, yet may also struggle to construct rapport with autistic people. Autistic people can wonder why they are 'different' and feel their social differences mean people do not understand them.

 

Autistic people often do not 'seem' disabled. Some parents of autistic kids say that other people just think their kid is naughty, while adults find that they are misunderstood.

Benefits of a diagnosis

A diagnosis is the formal identification of autism, typically by a multi-disciplinary analytical staff, frequently including a speech and language therapist, pediatrician, psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Obtaining a timely and comprehensive assessment and diagnosis could be helpful because:

It helps autistic individuals (and their own families, spouses, employers, coworkers, teachers and friends) to understand why they may experience particular difficulties and what they can do about them It enables individuals to access services and encourage.

The characteristics of autism change from one person into another, but in order to get a diagnosis to be made, an individual will usually be evaluated as having had persistent difficulties with social communication and social interaction and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviors, actions or interests since early childhood, to the extent these "restrict and impair everyday functioning".

Persistent social difficulties

Autistic individuals have difficulties with interpreting both verbal and nonverbal language such as gestures or tone of voice. Many have a very literal understanding of terminology, and believe people always mean exactly what they say. They might find it difficult to use or understand:

 

Some may not talk, or have quite limited address. They will often know more of what other men and women say to them than they have the ability to express, yet may battle with vagueness or abstract concepts. Some autistic people gain from utilizing, or want to use, alternative way of communication, such as sign language or visual symbols. Some have the ability to communicate quite efficiently without speech.

 

Others have good language skills, but they may still find it hard to understand the expectations of others within conversations, maybe repeating what the other person has just said (this is called echolalia) or speaking at length about their particular interests.

 

It frequently helps to speak in a clear, consistent way and to give autistic individuals time to process what has been stated to them.

 

Autistic people frequently have trouble'reading' others -- recognising or understanding others' feelings and goals -- and expressing their own emotions. This can make it very tough for them to navigate the social world. They may:

 

Appear to be insensitive

seek out time when overloaded by others

not seek comfort from different people

seem to act'strangely' or in a way thought to be socially inappropriate.

Autistic individuals may find it challenging to form friendships. Some may want to socialize with different people and make friends, but may be uncertain how to go about it.

 

Homeopathy therapy for Autism

Autism therapy in homeopathy is possible: Dr. Khedekar has completed extensive research in India and Europe and has helped hundreds of Autistic kids. Please have a look at his research paper on Autism in this link here.

Homeopathy for Autism will operate but gradually over months and years, first indications of improvement will be observed after 100 days of their first dose.

Autism treatment in homeopathy is potential particularly in young subjects only between 2.5yr till 10 yrs. The results then get poorer as age improvements to puberty.

Homoeopathic medicine for Autism can do wonders without side-effects

Homeopathy given for Autism will show slow improvement and not sudden but without side-effects therefore it’s advisable to take antidepressant and not simply some suppressive allopathic drugs given to reduce hyperactivity. Standard use of sedative medicines may give rise to the child getting slow, dull and indifferent, particularly when taken for over one month.

Treatment of any sort of Autism Spectrum Disease symptoms in homeopathy will work wonders for you but also in long term particularly if a constitutional remedy is selected.

In Autism homeopathic remedies are simple but only in the hands of an expert. Don't fall for business chains of homeopathic clinics promising you the skies. Always Search for homeopaths with MD degree and not just BHMS or LCEH

Always ask your doctor to provide references of his improving or cured cases of Autism, then you'll exactly know exactly what to expect from his treatment.


There are several kinds of Homeopathy practised across the world.

Polypharmacy: where several treatments or a combination of remedies is supplied to the patient in repeated doses. The outcome of that is extremely poor.

 

Classical homeopathy: in which one dose of a single remedy is provided and will provide you the best results. But please make certain your homeopath is not providing you and charging for placebo.

 

Symptom specific remedies: where just the indicators or the consequences of autism are treated. This will also give very bad results. This is also called HOMEO-ALLOPATHY. Tuberculinum or Tarentula will never be able to cure your child of Autism issue.

 

Classical homeopathy has been used with some success to alleviate symptoms, both mental and physical, or to cure individuals with Autism. For many patients who have seen a large overall improvement within their Autism, homeopathy has played a significant role.


Research

A 2014 study on 60 children with autism found that they produced statistically significant improvements of multiple autism symptoms, including hyperactivity/restlessness, sensory impairment, eye contact, and speech communication.

The study demonstrated significant improvement of autistic features & usefulness of homoeopathic treatment in management of neuropsychological dysfunction in childhood autism disorder. This is reflected in significant reduction of hyperactivity, behavioral dysfunction, sensory impairment as well as communication difficulty. This was demonstrated well in psychosocial adaptation of autistic children.


Positive results were also seen from another recent research on the efficacy of homeopathic treatments for other neurological disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Researchers in the UK in a 2016 study reported statistically significant improvements in those who received individualized homeopathic therapy from a trained homeopath, compared to individuals who received conventional therapies.


References

Barvalia PM, Oza PM, Daftary AH, Patil VS, Agarwal VS, Mehta AR. Effectiveness of homoeopathic therapeutics in the management of childhood autism disorder. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 May 16];8:147-59. Available from: http://www.ijrh.org/text.asp?2014/8/3/147/141738


Barvalia P. (2011). Autism Spectrum Disorder: Holistic homeopathy. Materia Medica and Cases. 24:31-38. http://www.somethingtosayproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Links-2011-part1-Barvalia.pdf


Filbert P, Relton C, Heirs M, Bowden D. (2016). A comparative consecutive case series of 20 children with a diagnosis of ADHD receiving homeopathic treatment, compared with 10 children receiving usual care. Homeopathy, 105(2):194-201. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27211327


Harrison, J. (2002). Current treatments in autism: Examining scientific evidence and clinical implications. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 34(2). http://journals.lww.com/jnnonline/Abstract/2002/04000/Current_Treatments_in_Autism__Examining_Scientific.5.aspx


Patel NC, Yeh JY, Shepherd MD, Crimson ML. (2002). Secretin treatment for autistic disorder: A critical analysis. Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. 22(7):905-14. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1592/phco.22.11.905.33622/abstract


Robinson TW. (2001). Homeopathic secretin in autism: A clinical pilot study. The British Homeopathic Journal. 90(2):86-91. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11341462


Shaddel F., Ghazirad M, Bryant M. (2014). What is the best available evidence for using homeopathy in patients with intellectual disabilities? Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. 24(4):339-44. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25755852


https://www.foundationalmedicinereview.com/blog/autism-homeopathy-exploring-evidence-efficacy/

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