Individualizing Approaches on the Road to Recovery
Although ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and PDD (pervasive developmental disorder) diagnostic labels are given to an increasing number of children, they do not represent just one or two entities. In reality, there are many overlapping subgroups of ASD, including toxic, gut, brain, metabolic, mitochondrial, nutritional, immune and infectious. Thusly, individualizing each child's biomedical evaluation and treatment program is essential. Coupling behavioral, clinical and education interventions with a commitment to follow an appropriately tailored biomedical treatment program, frequently results in improvement in many affected children, and in an increasing number of them, even recovery (with a loss of their initial ASD/PDD diagnosis). This lecture will address these issues from an integrative medicine perspective, offering realistic hope to parents of children with ASD/PDD.
Kenneth Bock, MD received his MD with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1979. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine for over two decades, Dr. Bock's expertise lies in bringing a comprehensive integrative medicine approach to complex medical problems, including the 4-A disorders - autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies. His Healing Program for the 4-A disorders is detailed in his latest book, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies, which has received international acclaim.