Showing posts with label General autism research. Show all posts
Showing posts with label General autism research. Show all posts

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Beware of Men in White Coats - plus some interesting research

I am not quite ready yet to start presenting my own research findings.  They will start appearing in a few days.  In the meantime there are a couple of very readable papers from two different sources that are well worth looking at.

The first paper is a review of drug therapy in autism.  It was written in 20102 and includes more drugs than appear in comparable literature written in the US.  As a matter of interest, it was written by Indian scientists, but published by the Polish Academy of Science.  It is open access, so you can download it in full.

It is highly readable and even includes Bumetanide, my original epiphany drug.

Well done Baldeep Kumar et al from Chandigarh.  If it was up to me, all parents of kids with autism would get a copy of your paper Drug therapy in autism: a present and future perspective.  At least they would then have a sound factual understanding of what is available and what is on the horizon.

The second paper sounds even better:- Novel and emerging treatments for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review.  It is also free to acces the complete paper.

It is published by the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.  I have no idea who they are, but the name sounds very impressive.  The paper is certainly worth your time to read and undoubtedly took a great deal of desk research.

However, as I pointed out in my earlier post, about primary and secondary research you have to be very careful who is analysing the data.  It is best to do it yourself, whenever possible, or failing that contact Baldeep in Chandigarh.  Always read the label, even if you are one of those people that cut them off.  The paper is written by an author who is so prolific even my desk has got 5 of his papers lurking on it.  He is a big believer in the merits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The problem is I also have 2 papers on my desk that are highly critical of how he interprets his research data.  I think he may be suffering from Autistic Stress Syndrome (ASS) that I introduced in an earlier rather harsh post.

In her paper, Doreen Granpeesheh really lays into his powers of analysis and data interpretation.  Look at the bottom of page 272 if you are interested.

The other paper I have, really trashes the author.  Enough said.

Beware of Men in White Coats.