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Drunken Laughter

My son is autistic. He is 7 years old. He laughs excessively and inappropriately. What can we do to control that?


Answered:  October 1, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Drunken laughter is among a few symptoms that point with fair reliability to a particular treatment option. In this instance treatment aimed at a “yeast problem” is worth considering. You would perhaps need some support from a knowledgeable...

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Earlier Puberty

Is there a shot that my 10 year old autistic son could take to stop facial hair? From growing and to prevent puberty?


Answered:  July 27, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker

A good summary of your options can be found at this link. Much of what you find at that link pertains...

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More on Fecal Smearing

When last writing about fecal smearing, I promised to ask my colleagues for any stories about fecal smearing that might offer insight into this difficult problem. Here are the answers I have received so far. Below, you will find comments and feedback from other clinicians about interventions for fecal smearing.


Pam Compart MD, Maryland:

Unfortunately I do not have any biomedical success stories.  I find fecal smearing usually requires behavioral intervention.


Miriam Jang MD, California:

Of the fecal smearing cases that...

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Increase in White Hairs

My dark-haired son has an unusual number of white hairs that started to appear on his head (11 yrs old) - after a year on HDC, increasing BroccoProtect to six caps, increase in raw greens, ginger, herbs, and kombucha. Is the body awakening and detecting more oxidative stress (mercury poisoned years ago), or is there some unmet need I should look into with our doctor? He demonstrates global improvements with language, desire to connect and eye contact.


Answered:  July 6, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker

I think you are describing more than a few white hairs but not what would be called early greying. While B12 deficiency is associated with greying and there are, of course, medical conditions that go with early aging, I think...

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Music Therapy

Can you provide me some information on music therapy for a child with autism?


Answered:  June 19, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Thank you for this question.

I understand what creative arts therapies (music, art, and some aspects of physical – including dance) offer is a chance for self-expression. In such practices the therapist is both a teacher...

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Autistic Bus Drivers

Is it possible or good idea for an autistic adult with a CDL to drive buses involving passengers of any kind for the county or Greyhound?


Answered:  May 27, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker 

Wikipedia tells us A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle
  • weighing 26,001 pounds, or 10,001 pounds...

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Helminth Therapy

Could you comment on the different helminth therapy available? Does it make a difference whether you use HDC versus TSO helminth? Why would helminth help reduce inflammation in an autistic brain?


Answered:  May 13, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker    

How does helminthic therapy work?
“Loss of immune tolerance” is an important phrase for understanding all chronic illness. Both auto-immunity and allergy are involved in...

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Get Rid of Sugar

My two and a half year old daughter has been detected for speech and language delay and has several traits of ASD. She is undergoing ABA therapy at the moment and would like to know more about a specific diet along with anti fungal medications to improve her condition. Thanking you for taking time to reply. Best Regards, Cheryl


Answered:  March 24, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker                 

Autism is a treatable complex chronic illness.

Autism is a complex chronic illness. Unlike acute problems of trauma, or infection it is not a...

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Recovery for Older Individuals

Hi, Is autism treatment advised for a 25 year old person? Is there any possibility of being normal after treatments? Thank you for your advice.


Answered:  February 26, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Dear Venkat,
Human development flows in stages that last for months in the young and settles down to seven-year cycles as we age. In the early years there are windows of...

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Is It Possible to Recover from Autism?

Is there any research that suggests someone who has received timely, early intervention following a diagnosis at age 4, can have a life free of Autism? Or this too optimistic for being true or possible?


Answered:  October 15, 2014 by Dr. Sidney Baker

A life free of autism is definitely possible – and often with the advantages of being fine-looking, remarkably dexterous, sensitive, musically gifted, capable of mind-boggling feats of memory, numerosity, and calendar...

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