Peggy Halliday discusses a variety of topics related to autism spectrum disorders, such as how helpful are biomedical and drug interventions
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Host: How helpful are biomedical and drug interventions? Peggy Halliday: There are no drugs that cure autism or get to the core of autism itself but there are some medications that can be helpful with certain symptoms of autism, that in terms of biomedical intervention there are so many things out there. In terms of biomedical interventions there are Vitamins Therapies and there are supplements, there are Chelation Therapies which removes heavy metals from the body. There are numerous interventions out there that are very attractive to parents because of course; they want to do whatever they can that might be helpful to their children. The unfortunate thing about many of these interventions is they don t yet have the research behind them to show whether or not they are effective and it may be that some of them are effective and we will have that research down the road but right now, we just don t know there are too many of them that are untested and so, it makes the more sense because your child s time is limited to choose the interventions that you know are going to be effective.