alzheimers drug may work for autism

luke4hope's picture
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interesting research about this drug:

"Namenda is a drug on the market currently approved for treating Alzheimer's patients. But would you believe it if we said there was a doctor in Iowa prescribing this medicine to autistic children?

Dr. Randall Kavalier, a Des Moines psychiatrist, claims he may have found the answer for the many children living with autism.

About six years ago, Dr. Kavalier says he read a little known study.

He says, "It was huge for me because when I thought about the medicine they used, Namenda, which is of course for Alzheimer's disease, it make's absolute sense to me."

Dr. Kavalier says Namenda clears up the interference among signals to nerves in the brain. And while it is meant to help elderly brains with memory, he says it can also affect young brains that are just developing."

read the rest here: http://www.cw27.com/news/wtkr-autism-miracle-drug-feb8,0,1950144.story

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Mar 1, 2011

It is amazing, how one particular medicine can help a patient with this disease. Thank you for this information. God bless you.

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Binturong13's picture
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Apr 15, 2011

I'd like to see some study results, and of course more testing, but I believe parents should be allowed to choose to allow their child to take this. Any hope of help is good.

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