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

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Changing the Course of Autism has the potential to revolutionise the way autism is perceived and managed. Most books on this subject describe educational and behavioural therapies, but autism is a medical disease, not a psychological disorder. This groundbreaking books shows that the disease can be treated by reducing the neurological inflammation that is part of the disea ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published May 11th 2007 by Sentient Publications
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Cindy
Nov 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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Erin
Feb 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Kristylemmon
Aug 17, 2008 rated it liked it
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
Melissa
Mar 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Brooke
Feb 09, 2008 rated it liked it
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.
Michelle
Oct 09, 2008 rated it liked it
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.
Linda
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Lisa
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Kate
Jun 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: The Autism COmmunity
Shelves: work-psych-books
Fascinating. This book uses clear language to discuss some of the scientific and biological points of Autism.
Sarah Nokleby
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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!
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
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.
Alison
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
a must have for any parent with an autistic child. very insightful and comforting in knowing I may not be crazy after all
Missy
Mar 12, 2009 added it
This was a great read for someone who wants to know the ins and outs of a biomedical approach to autism.
Suzy
Mar 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is now an epidemic. I wonder why. hmmmmm
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