Families Use Medical Marijuana to Treat Autism

Raising a child with autism is a challenge. There is a wide range of symptoms, and no two children with the disorder are exactly the same. Mainstream medicine offers few solutions, and treatments that work for one child may do nothing for another. Many parents are forced to look for new, unproven treatment options hoping […]

Autism and Medication Part 4 – Anticonvulsants

Anticonvulsants are a class of drugs usually prescribed to treat epileptic seizures. There are many types of anticonvulsants, including Barbiturates (Luminol), Benzodiazepines (Klonapin, Valium), GABA Analogues (Lyrica), Hydantoins (Dilantin), Carboximides (Trileptal), and others (Depakote). They generally work by depressing abnormal neuronal discharges in the central nervous system that may result in seizures. Different types of […]