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Autism Therapy
Compounded medication offers a vast amount of services for special needs, especially autism spectrum disorder
According to the National Institute of Health, autism has been coined as a brain disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate and form relationships with others, hindering his/her response to the external world. In dealing with autism’s biomedical roots, it is imperative to identify and treat underlying issues to enhance the patient’s quality of life.

Although scientists are not sure of the causes of the disorder, it is highly likely that genetics and environment play a role in its development. When patients are placed on nutritional interventions, researchers are finding that gluten and casein free diets are most adequately dealing with the complications caused by the improper digestion of food molecules, which mimic opiates that travel through the brain overloading it and causing further damage.

These individuals commonly need supplements to supply the body with raw materials that facilitate the body’s need to carry out methylation and sulfation, two of the body’s natural means of ridding itself from toxins.

Megavitamin therapy and compound medications have has some of the most significant impacts on treatments of individuals with autism. Researchers have indicated that people, particularly children with autism, suffer from severe vitamin deficiencies, which could rid them of their symptoms.

Below are some of the formulations that physicians have prescribed for patients:

• Low Dose Naltrexone
• Methylcobalamin(MB12)
• Acetyl-L-Cysteine
• DMPS and DMSA
• Antifungals; Nystatin, Flucanzole and Ketoconazole
• Glutathione-L
• Glycyrrhiza Glabra

These preparations may be in the form of:

• Sterile solutions (Pre-loaded Syringes/Single-dosed/Multi-dosed Vials)
• Suppositories
• Transdermal Gels/Creams/Ointments
• Nasal Inhalations/Sprays
• Suspensions
• Nutritional Effervescent Powders
Always consult with your doctor for the most appropriate treatment options for increased results. Contact us for information and/or a referral to a doctor near you.
Read about Autism, A Pervasive Developmental Disorder
 
Symptoms for Treatment
Universal Arts Pharmacy prepares treatments to deal with behavioral and emotional problems related to autism. The following are common symptoms that patients suffering from autism may exhibit:

• Aggression
• Anxiety
• Attention problems
• Extreme uncontrollable compulsions
• Hyperactivity
• Impulsiveness
• Irritability
• Mood swings
• Outbursts
• Sleep difficulty
• Tantrums
 
Specialty Formulations and Services
Our Specialty Formulations and Services include:

• Gluten free
• Casein free
• Soy free
• Preservative free
• No artificial flavoring
• No artificial coloring
• Change in dosage form (liquid, suppository, cream)
• Custom-made supplements
 
TEACCH
A program called the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children, TEACCH, was developed as a statewide program in North Carolina. It uses picture schedules and other visual cues that help the child work independently and organize and structure their environments.

Though TEACCH tries to improve a child's adaptation and skills, it also accepts the problems associated with autism spectrum disorders. Unlike ABA programs, TEACCH programs do not expect children to achieve typical development with treatment.
 

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