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A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosing and Treating ASD patients: Autism is a Treatable Medical and Metabolic Disease with Behavioral Components

A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosing and Treating ASD patients: Autism is a Treatable Medical and Metabolic Disease with Behavioral Components

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Abstract: Research on autism and autism spectrum disorders (hereafter referred to as ASD), and other serious neurobehavioral disorders, has minimally influenced patient outcomes or disease prevention. Although research links many genetic and environmental factors to these diseases, no single or small number of factors is responsible for disease in the majority of patients. An increasing number of seemingly disparate factors (genetic, environmental, and epigenetic) linked to ASD are converging on specific medical anomalies. Additionally, research tells us that each patient is unique. The medical abnormalities found in ASD are serious and debilitating and, in some cases, have been known for a long time. However, diagnosis and treatment of ASD remain focused on behavioral abnormalities. The translation of research to the clinic means that a new diagnostic and treatment paradigm must be developed that acknowledges the unique spectrum of medical and behavioral symptoms present in each patient. Diagnosis and treatment of medical abnormalities will improve patient quality of life and behavior. Today, this new paradigm is only benefiting a small number of individuals that can either personally pay for treatment, or are patients in free non-insurance reimbursed clinics.
Abstract: Research on autism and autism spectrum disorders (hereafter referred to as ASD), and other serious neurobehavioral disorders, has minimally influenced patient outcomes or disease prevention. Although research links many genetic and environmental factors to these diseases, no single or small number of factors is responsible for disease in the majority of patients. An increasing number of seemingly disparate factors (genetic, environmental, and epigenetic) linked to ASD are converging on specific medical anomalies. Additionally, research tells us that each patient is unique. The medical abnormalities found in ASD are serious and debilitating and, in some cases, have been known for a long time. However, diagnosis and treatment of ASD remain focused on behavioral abnormalities. The translation of research to the clinic means that a new diagnostic and treatment paradigm must be developed that acknowledges the unique spectrum of medical and behavioral symptoms present in each patient. Diagnosis and treatment of medical abnormalities will improve patient quality of life and behavior. Today, this new paradigm is only benefiting a small number of individuals that can either personally pay for treatment, or are patients in free non-insurance reimbursed clinics.

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12/07/2013

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