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Anticonvulsant Drugs to Gain Speech

Dear Dr Baker. My son is seven yrs old with very limited speech. Have done biomed for three years now with little results. His EEG results have come back normal due to two mild seizures he has had over the past two months. Should I put him on anticonvulsant drugs in hope he will gain speech?

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Answered:  April 25, 2012 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Dear Sonja,

I like your question because it gives me a chance to expand on a simple ‘yes’ answer.  Every treatment, no matter how well based it is on medical consensus or scientific evidence is, for each individual person, a sort of an...

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Treatments for Constipation

How to Treat Constipation? Some Treatment Options.

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Answered:  April 25, 2012 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Water, fiber, magnesium citrate.

Q: Water?

A: Yes, it is easy to overlook especially in children who lack normal thirst, which can be a vexing problem in which will power, sensory issues, and...

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Constipated Child

My 4-year old son is often constipated. Sometimes he only goes 3 times a week. Is this OK?

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Answered: April 19, 2012 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Constipation is a common problem in the Autism360 community.  One out of every seven children in Autism360 reports constipation as an issue, with girls more than boys.

Children should to go to the bathroom every day.  Body rhythm is a...

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