Autism and A.D.H.D - Why the Epidemic?
In recent years there has been an increase in childhood health issues accompanied by an increase in the use of prescription drugs to handle them. It is now estimated that 1 in 150 children have autism spectrum disorders and that 4.4 million youths ages 7-21 have been diagnosed with ADHD by their healthcare practitioner.
It is usually parents who first notice “something strange” about their young child’s behavior. He or she may not play imaginatively with toys or other children, they may seem indifferent to what’s going on, may talk to people in an odd, repetitive way, paying little attention to their responses. Some autistic children also behave in a challenging way, screaming or biting and kicking other people, perhaps because they are anxious and frightened. One theory is that autistic children are supersensitive to certain sounds, which can make them irritable, frustrated and even hysterical.
The most susceptible children appear to have a detoxification system that is slow in removing heavy metals like mercury and other toxins that have entered their bodies. With this slow detoxification system, the toxin levels accumulate and cause injury to the brain and other systems resulting in the problems we see in autistic children throughout Tampa Bay.
Many of these children are prescribed drugs such as Ritalin, Paxil, Resperdal, etc., for their symptoms which may mask the symptoms and not remedy the underlying cause.
If you are having a problem in this area, we can help you, naturally at our Clearwater clinic. For an appointment or more information,call the New Patient Scheduler at 727-466-6789.
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