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Section 1: Herbal remedies, supplements and physical treatments

(1.1) Section 1: Herbal remedies, supplements and physical treatments

(1.2) CAM use in ADHD and ASD

(1.3) Commonly purported therapeutic targets for herbal remedies and supplements

(1.4) Sulphation

(1.5) Sulphation and autism

(1.6) Enzymes facilitating sulphation

(1.7) CAMs used for ADHD and ASD

(1.8) Interactive exercise: commonly used CAMs and their purported mechanisms of action

(1.9) Get a feel for the effectiveness of CAMs

(1.10) Some rules of thumb about risks

(1.11) Outlook: vitamin A deficiency

(1.12) Folic acid

(1.13) Reflection: what about placebo?

(1.14) Audio: placebo as a way to reduce medication

(1.15) Comment

(1.16) The power of placebo

(1.17) Section 1: Recap

(1.18) Section 1: Summary

 

Section 2: ASD – potentially harmful treatments

(2.1) Section 2: ASD – potentially harmful treatments

(2.2) Reflection: James

(2.3) Video: the doctor's response

(2.4) Lookup table: potentially harmful treatments in ASD

(2.5) Chelation

(2.6) Lookup table: some chelating agents and their metal targets

(2.7) Removal of dental fillings

(2.8) Child protection

(2.9) ASD and MMR vaccination

(2.10) Comment

(2.11) Interactive exercise: potentially serious adverse effects of medically unproven therapies

(2.12) Section 2: Recap

(2.13) Section 2: Summary

 

Section 3: Diets

(3.1) Section 3: Diets

(3.2) Interactive exercise: diets people may try

(3.3) Interactive exercise: diets people use for the treatment of ASD and ADHD

(3.4) Reflection

(3.5) Ketone bodies

(3.6) Applicability of diets

(3.7) ADHD: oligo-antigenic diet – trial report

(3.8) Interactive exercise: ADHD: oligo-antigenic diet

(3.9) ADHD: Feingold diet

(3.10) ASD: gluten and casein-free diet

(3.11) Interactive exercise: ketogenic diet

(3.12) Some types of ketogenic diet

(3.13) Sugar elimination

(3.14) The Raine study

(3.15) Section 3: Recap

(3.16) Section 3: Summary

 

Section 4: CAMs – the user perspective

(4.1) Section 4: CAMs – the user perspective

(4.2) Potential reasons for using CAMs

(4.3) But parents have a point too…

(4.4) Reflection

(4.5) Are central stimulants addictive?

(4.6) Pharmacokinetics of central stimulants

(4.7) Ketogenic diet – a parent’s account

(4.8) Clinical vignette: Tommy – video 1

(4.9) Clinical vignette: Tommy – video 2

(4.10) Clinical vignette: Tommy – video 3

(4.11) Clinical vignette: Tommy – video 4

(4.12) Clinical vignette: Tommy – video 5

(4.13) Some thoughts about this interview

(4.14) Section 4: Recap

(4.15) Section 4: Summary

 

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Appendix I: look-up tables – CAMs frequently used for ADHD and ASD

(A1) A few words in advance

(A2) Look-up table: ADHD – some CAMs targeting inattention and cognitive performance

(A3) Look-up table: ADHD and ASD – some CAMs targeting hyperactivity, restlessness and insomnia

(A4) Look-up table: ADHD – some CAMs targeting nutritional deficiencies and neuronal stability

(A5) Look-up table: ASD – some CAMs targeting nutritional deficiencies and neuronal stability

(A6) Look-up table: ASD – CAMs and gastrointestinal functions

 

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