Drugs for Autism Treatment can Create Complex Problems. At the Brain Treatment Center San Diego, we Offer a Safe, Effective Alternative.
If you’ve got a child with autism, then you know that doctors treating Autism Spectrum Disorder will often prescribe specific drugs for autism treatment. However, no drugs have been approved to treat the core symptoms of autism: social challenges, repetitive behaviors, and communication difficulties. And that’s despite dozens of medicines tested for autism and hundreds of clinical trials.
In fact, only two drugs are FDA-approved to treat symptoms related to autism: the antipsychotics risperidone and aripiprazole, which treat irritability. These drugs can help minimize the aggression and self-injury that can come with autism and, therefore, can be vital sometimes. Additionally, these drugs — plus others used to treat autism-related symptoms — can help a child focus long enough to benefit from other forms of behavioral therapy.
Unfortunately, however, many of these drugs can come with unforeseen complications.
Drugs for Autism Treatment: Problems and Solutions
As we have mentioned, no drug exists to treat the core characteristics of autism. However, certain drugs can ease other related symptoms, such as drugs for ADHD, anxiety, depression, irritability, self-injury, and more.
For example, doctors can prescribe stimulants to improve focus, SSRIs to treat depression, and antipsychotics for aggression. But each drug comes with side effects, and each child may react differently to a certain drug. This, then, can cause doctors to prescribe other drugs to deal with the side effects, which can become a downward spiral.
In addition, parents who don’t see improvements in their children will try different doctors. But each doctor may have their own way of dealing with autism and may prescribe different drugs without eliminating the ones the child is currently on. Or, even if they eliminate them, the new drugs may not work either.
This is such a difficult situation because all a parent wants is to see their child improve. And they would do anything to unlock the potential that they know is there.
At the Brain Treatment Center San Diego, we understand this predicament, and we’re proud to offer an alternative solution to drugs for autism treatment.
Call us to learn more about a drug-free alternative for autism treatment!
A Drug-Free Alternative: MeRT for Autism Treatment in San Diego
MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, is a breakthrough treatment for autism, using FDA-cleared equipment to generate a gentle magnetic field to balance and stimulate brain function. And we tailor this process to each patient, guided by sophisticated diagnostics and imaging.
As a result of MeRT treatment, many children open up for the very first time, allowing them to experience and interact with the world. Our doctors regularly see improvements in eye contact, communication, and understanding of directions. Children treated with MeRT can also feel a sense of calm that reduces outbursts.*
Treatment as unique as your child
MeRT protocols work by optimizing brain communication in order to make it more organized and in sync. This allows the child to have better communication skills, social skills, and more independence. And that means a higher quality of life for both the patient and the parent.
MeRT is unique because it can help improve results from all other therapies — such as ABA and school — as the brain pathways open up.
*Results can vary from patient to patient
Find Out More About How MeRT Can Provide New Hope for Your Child with Autism
Our team here at the Brain Treatment Center San Diego is committed to helping your child achieve their full potential. We have treated hundreds of patients with MeRT and have seen some incredible results. And we’re dedicated to treating your child with the utmost compassion and care.
However, we know that this isn’t a simple decision and that you may have many questions about whether MeRT is the right treatment for your child. In order to help you make the best decision, your first step is a simple, no-obligation call with our New Patient Coordinator.
Our New Patient Coordinator understands your pain and will listen to your concerns. Plus, she can answer every one of your questions and can also explain the process and protocols, costs, possible insurance benefits, and any other details you want to know. It’s important to note that there are no obligations, and she will take the time you need to know whether you should take the next steps.
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