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Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians

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This book shows that autism can be treated by reducing the neurological inflammation that is part of the disease process, rather than simply masking the symptoms with drugs like Ritalin and Prozac. The authors have have seen autistic behaviors improve dramatically or disappear completely with appropriate medical treatment. The book reviews the medical literature regarding ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published May 11th 2007 by Sentient Publications
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After reading this book, I found out that Dr. Jepson's clinic - Thoughtful House - was now in Texas and Noah is now one of his patients. Some of the ideas in his book still aren't considered main stream, but he gives a very balanced opinion of these ideas and gives you the research behind each so you can decide for yourself if you think it's something that is worth trying with your child. His medical practice is the same - they take a very balanced, methodical approach to treatment. I think a lo ...more
I read this book because Dr. Jepson is technically my son's Doctor. Actually, we see a Nurse Practitioner at the Thoughtful House, but regardless, I thought it would be a good idea to read more about the treatments they were recommending for my son.

I'll start off by saying this book is *dense*. There is a ton of technical information about what we know about Autism, what we think about Autism, and why we think it. I appreciate the heavy research base--and I appreciate that the book emphasizes th
I didn't actually read this cover to cover, so I feel a bit fraudulent putting this on my *read* shelf. I think I need a *skimmed* shelf. This is a very thorough book which is perfect for a parent of a child with autism who is also a doctor, which is what the author is. It's full of research findings and technical info that I found very hard to wade through. But I think if we start going down the special diet/enzyme supplement road with our son, it will be indispensable. The author states that i ...more
This book was an excellent source for possible environmental causes of autism and treatments to help children recover. Although the MMR vaccine is not the only suggested cause (and genetic predisposition is a factor), I'm thinking long and hard about if I should let my son have this vaccine. 1 in 94 boys has autism (1 in 150 children). I think everyone should read this book because we will either have a child with autism or know someone who does. I found possibly the longest English word in this ...more
This book was written for physicians to read, so at times is diffeicult to understand, but the author makes that clear in the begin and suggests skipping over chapters. If we want to change the course of autism more people are going to need to read and understand how and what we need to doto make those changes.
Evidence-based and dense with statistics, this book dispels many of the myths that attempt to explain the rise in autism in the last 20 years. While it doesn't offer many answers, it makes a good argument for the need for more research and for existing studies to be scrutinized more closely.
This a detailed and thorough guide to the medical interventions, both mainstream and otherwise, that can be used to treat autism and its symptoms. I have read a lot of books on this condition and this one is one of the few that was good enough I decided to buy my own copy.
This is a great book to learn more about Autism. It is written for both physician's & lay people so unless you are a doctor there are parts that may be over your head. You can skip thru those sections and read the rest.
Sarah Nokleby
I am only on the beginning of Chapter 6, and I am already digging into this book! I am having so many "ah ha" moments, and answering the questions I keep asking!
While this book had a lot of interesting ideas about helping children with Autism, it seems to be a bit outdated for what I was looking for.
Totally changed my perspective on autism - it's causes, treatments, and very nature as a medical disease. I wish every pediatrician would read this.
Jill M.
a must have for any parent with an autistic child. very insightful and comforting in knowing I may not be crazy after all
This book was very helpful to me and to people who want to try more than the traditional ideas for treating, and "curing" autism.
Jun 18, 2008 Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: The Autism COmmunity
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Fascinating. This book uses clear language to discuss some of the scientific and biological points of Autism.
Mar 12, 2009 Missy added it
This was a great read for someone who wants to know the ins and outs of a biomedical approach to autism.
Lindsay Rolfes
It can be difficult to read but I learned a lot from this book.
Definetly a scientific approach to autism. Very informative.
This is now an epidemic. I wonder why. hmmmmm
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