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Drugs for Autism Treatment: Problems and Solutions

At MVP Medical Care in Scottsdale, we offer a drug-free alternative for Autism treatment.

Autism is a complex and individual diagnosis, and the treatments must also be individual. But, due to the complex nature of autism, these treatments can also be quite complex. And as part of an overall treatment plan, many doctors will prescribe drugs for autism. That’s because these drugs can help minimize certain behaviors, such as aggression and lack of focus. Therefore, when a doctor prescribes medications to treat these behaviors, a patient can more easily focus on things like learning and communication.

However, these drugs are not without their side effects, and no medicine exists that can cure autism or treat every one of its symptoms. In fact, only two drugs — risperidone and aripiprazole — are FDA-approved to treat autism-related irritability. Doctors, however, prescribe many other medications for patients on the autism spectrum. Additionally, many with autism end up seeing multiple doctors for treatment — and each doctor may have their own ideas about how to treat patients. As a result, children may end up on new drugs without eliminating the drugs they are currently taking. And that can cause plenty of problems!

Problems with Drugs for Autism Treatment

The chief characteristics of autism include such things as repetitive behaviors, a hard time interacting socially, and difficulty communicating. Therapy can help improve these areas, but no medication can. Instead, doctors prescribe drugs to deal with ADHD, irritability, anxiety, aggression, and self-injury. And they prescribe different drugs for each individual symptom, such as stimulants (for focus), antipsychotics (for aggression), and SSRIs (for depression).

However, these drugs can have serious side effects. And as a result, doctors may prescribe additional drugs to deal with those side effects. This can become increasingly difficult to cope with, and the side effects can mount up — not just for the patient, but also for the caregiver.

And of course, medications can be important — particularly when your child can’t focus long enough to get results from any other type of therapy. But what if you’ve tried everything, and you’re still not seeing results? Is there a drug-free alternative?

YES. It’s called MeRT, and it’s completely drug-free, non-invasive, and gentle. Most importantly, MeRT has achieved some spectacular results in treating patients with autism.

Learn more about MeRT for Autism Treatment.

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MeRT for Autism Treatment: A Drug-free Alternative!

We had exhausted every available treatment, hoping to help our daughter. Nothing worked—then we discovered this treatment. MeRT changed everything for us.” – Parent of a child with autism

MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) is a breakthrough treatment for autism. This treatment is not only drug-free, safe, and effective, but it is also gentle. More specifically, MeRT uses magnetic waves to balance and stimulate brain function, guided by sophisticated diagnostics and imaging.

In essence, MeRT works by conducting in-depth testing of the patient’s brain using a qEEG (brain mapping technology), so we can see exactly where the brain may not be functioning or communicating as it should. Then, based on the results of the qEEG, we customize a treatment for each patient to improve brain function and thereby reduce symptoms associated with ASD (autism spectrum disorder).

While results can vary from patient to patient, studies have shown that for many children, it can be instrumental in helping develop skills to function more normally. This can mean a higher quality of life for both you and your child.

Additionally, MeRT is compatible with other forms of therapy, such as ABA — and can often speed up and improve their results.

To learn more about MeRT treatment, as well as some remarkable successes from this treatment, please visit our Autism Treatment page and our Autism Videos page.

Questions about MeRT? Contact our New Patient Coordinator.

Since MeRT is a relatively new treatment, we understand you may not be sure if this is right for you or your child. And that’s completely okay. After all, you need to get all the information necessary to make the right decision.

In order to get that information, your first step is a simple, no-obligation phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator. During this consultation, you can discuss your symptoms and history, ask all the questions you want, and have her explain the protocols, fees, and treatment details.

Our goal is simply this: to help guide you through the healing process, so you achieve all the remarkable results MeRT offers. In fact, many clinicians and technicians employed by various clinics that offer MeRT have gone through treatment protocols themselves. They know first-hand what the treatment can do, and as a result, want you to heal as they have.

So, take a few minutes and talk to our New Patient Coordinator.

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Absolute Contraindications

Absolute contraindications for cortical MeRT treatment: Pacemaker, Defibrillator, Vagal Nerve Stimulator, VP Shunt/ Magnetic intracranial shunts, Deep Brain Stimulator, Epidural Cortical stimulator, Steel shunts/stents, Cranial metal fragments (i.e. shrapnel, excluding titanium), Cochlear implant, Aneurysm clips, coils, pipelines flow diversion, Pregnant or breastfeeding, Primary brain cancer / metastatic legions in brain (unless palliative care), Magnetic dental implants, Implanted cardio-verter defibrillators (ICD), Ocular implants.

Relative Contraindications

Relative contraindications require closer protocol attention and may or may not disqualify someone from receiving cortical MeRT treatment, depending on the doctor’s discretion and the person’s individual condition. These include:: History of Seizure or seizure disorder, Titanium shunts/stents, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Hearing aids, Ferrous cortical implants, Magnetic ink tattoo, Bipolar Disorder Type I/II, Baha Implant.

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