Integrative Medicine2003 Oct; 2(5): 36-46
ABSTRACT: InnoVision Communications is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This education activity consists of a journal article in the May 2003 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. The participant should study the article, then complete self-evaluation at the end of the activity. The activity and self-evaluation are expected to take a maximum of 1 hour.
Description: The cause of autism is not understood, and there is no cure for the disorder. However, certain therapies are associated with an improvement of autistic behaviors. This lesson is designed to discuss the hypothesis that nutritional management may help alleviate some of the behaviors associated with the disorder.
Target Audience: Healthcare providers who practice or who are interested in practicing nutritionally-oriented, integrative medicine.
Objectives: Upon completion of this article, participants will be able to do the following: (1)Identify three symptoms sets that characterize autism (2)Discuss the principles of dietary revision for autistic patients (3)List 6 nutrients that are believed to be associated with improvement of autistic behavior.