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Dietary, Complementary, and Alternative Therapies 

Dietary, Complementary, and Alternative Therapies
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Dietary, Complementary, and Alternative Therapies
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Susan L. Hyman

and Susan E. Levy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0079
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date: 23 October 2017

The families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have become increasingly interested in therapies outside conventional treatments in an attempt to improve symptomatically, or even cure, their child with ASD. This chapter discusses complementary and alternative medicine use in children with ASDs; how to evaluate therapies; complementary and alternative medicine therapies for ASD; mind-body therapies; biologically-based practices; manipulative and body-based therapies; and energy medicine.

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