Complementary medicines for ASD and ADHD

by Dr Ursula Werneke

 

Last updated: January 2017

 

Many parents and carers try their children on complementary alternative medicines (CAMs). This module provides you with the clinical skills you need to manage CAM requests successfully.

 

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Complementary and alternative medicine in psychiatry by Dr Ursula Werneke

 

Recognising autism spectrum disorders in children with normal-range intelligence by Dr Rebecca Chilvers, Dr Jennifer Parker and Prof David Skuse

 

Neurobiology of ADHD (podcast with Dr Katia Rubia)

 

Autism: The NICE Guildeline on Recogntion, Referral, Diagnosis and Management of Adults on the Autism Spectrum (book from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health)

 

 

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Please note: A selection of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), their purported uses and evidence for effectiveness is given in:

 

Appendix I: look-up tables – CAMs frequently used for ADHD and ASD.

 

You may find it useful to refer to this as you work through the module.

 

 

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