Autism is a developmental disability that results from a neurological disorder affecting social interaction and communication skills. Usually appearing during the first three years of life–four times more often in boys–autism is the most common of five disorders that come under the umbrella of Pervasive Developmental Disorders or Autism Spectrum Disorders.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PDDs or ASDs appear in about 1 in 250 births. As many as 1.5 million American children and adults are believed to have some form of autism, and the rate is growing at 10-17% per year, according to government statistics.
Several screening instruments have been developed that also may help diagnose autism, including the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT), the Autism Screening Questionnaire, and the Screening Test for Autism in Two-Year-Olds.
Dietary changes may help autistic individuals as well, as they may exhibit low tolerance for certain foods or chemicals. Some research has implicated the incomplete breakdown of peptides from foods that contain gluten, found in wheat, oats, and rye, and casein, found in dairy products, which can lead to disruption in the biochemical and neuroregulatory processes in the brain. An overgrowth of yeast also may contribute to the behavioral and medical problems of autistic children, including confusion, hyperactivity, stomach problems, and fatigue.
Compounded Medications often used to treat ASD:
Alpha Lipoic Acid Transdermal Gel
Amphotericin Oral Liquid or Capsules
ASD Mineral Powder
ASD Vitamin Powder
ASD Vitamin/Mineral Capsules
ASD Vitamin/Mineral Protocol for use with chelation DMSA Oral Liquid, Capsules or Suppositories
Folinic Acid Capsules
Glutathione Nasal Spray
Methylcobalamin Nasal Spray
Methylcobalamin Transdermal Gel or Injection
Nystatin Oral Liquid or Capsules
Secretin Transdermal (DMSO-Free)
Secretin Transdermal Gel or Injection
TMG/Folinic Acid Capsules
Oral liquids containing any of the following: Biotin, Zinc, Molybdenum, P-5-P
Southern Maryland Compounding Center can custom make supplements and prescriptions to fit your child’s needs and patients with autism. We formulate medications that are : Gluten free, Soy free, Casein free, Preservative free, no artificial flavoring or coloring.
If you do not see what your looking for please contact us. We can order and/or make almost any formulation you need.
Helpful Testing : Toddler Neurotransmitter Profile -Urine specimen test for Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, dopamine, Serotonin, Glycine, Taurine, Gaba, Glutamine, Glutamate, PEA, Histamine, Creatinine( with child-friendly collection device).