Dr. Cady tackles a remarkably challenging case of autism, plus converts a child that was thought to have autism into one where the child just has ADHD which is well managed with supplements, dietary restrictions, and medication.
Key learning concepts from this talk are:
- the need to not jump ahead to conclusions
- the need to look at ALL the data
- the need to use rational, precise, targeted medication and nutritional supplementation therapy
- the need to identify and treat, if they exist, IgG food allergies.
- the remarkable speed by which some children can be reclaimed from an autism diagnosis
- the importance of not overlooking the thyroid gland, or any other medical problem possible, in working with children with autism.
- My feeling that autism is NOT the "terminal cancer diagnosis" in psychiatry and that help, amelioration, and (sometimes) a total restore to normal function is possible.