autism and vaccines

Are Autism Treatments Effective? The Jury is Still Out.

by Tom Kloiber on October 12, 2012

Are Autism Treatments Effective? The Jury is Still Out.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University recently completed a review of 32 studies published between January 1980 and December 2011. The studies focused on participants ages 13 to 30 with autism spectrum disorders. The researchers examined the outcomes, adverse effects, and medical, behavioral, educational, and vocational interventions. The news was not particularly encouraging.

The researchers found insufficient evidence to support either efficacy or failure of intervention programs and concluded that more rigorous studies are necessary. [continue reading…]

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