Diagnosis and Treatment for Adults and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as ADD and ADHD
In 2008 I became a DAN registered physician which made me aware that there are well established metabolic changes that are found in children with ASD as well as children with ADD and ADHD. By measuring these functions and applying appropriate interventions improvement is gained. These conditions are a result of environmental interactions with genetics.
This summary generally follows the DAN! philosophy, which involves trying to treat the underlying causes of the symptoms, based on medical testing, scientific research, and clinical experience, with an emphasis on nutritional interventions.
ADD and ADHD Treatment Order:
We have listed the various treatments in approximate order of what is typically recommended, but every child is different, and initial assessment by a physician may suggest a different order. Also, some physicians have their own preferences as to order of treatment for ADD and ADHD. The key point to remember is to observe the effect of each treatment on your child, both behaviorally and through testing where possible.
This Summary of possible treatments includes the following sections:
- Improve Diet
- Food Allergies
- GFCF Diet
- Vitamin/Mineral Supplements
- High-Dose Vitamin B6 and Magnesium
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Gut Treatments
- Digestive Enzymes
- Amino Acids
- Thyroid Supplements
- Immune System Regulation