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Are there alternative treatment options for Asperger's syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Alternative treatment options have been suggested to help Asperger's syndrome, but there is currently not enough evidence for these methods to prove them as effective. Gastrointestinal as well as immunological therapies are two alternative treatment options that have been tried. Health care providers recommend early intervention in order to treat an affected child in the best way possible.

*Asperger syndrome, or Asperger's, is a term that is no longer used as a formal diagnosis. In current diagnostic criteria, the syndrome is included under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

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