Drugs for autism treatment can often lead to more problems.
Doctors will often prescribe medications for a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, no drug exists to treat the core symptoms of autism, which include repetitive behaviors, social challenges, and communication difficulties.
The FDA has approved two drugs to treat symptoms related to autism: risperidone and aripiprazole. These are antipsychotics that treat irritability, which can be vital for children with problems of aggression or self-injury. Unfortunately, these drugs, like many others used to treat autism-related symptoms, can come with additional problems.
Complications with Medications
While no drug can treat the core characteristics of autism, many drugs can help with related symptoms, like anxiety, depression, irritability, self-injury, and more. These may include stimulants, antidepressants, or antipsychotics.
Yet, each of these drugs comes with its own set of side effects. And that can lead doctors to prescribe drugs to deal with those side effects. Additionally, parents may switch doctors to improve results, and each doctor can treat autism symptoms differently — and thus prescribe different drugs. This can sometimes result in a child taking new drugs without eliminating the ones they are currently on.
If you’ve been in a situation like this, then you know how difficult this can be. You want your child to improve and you can see their potential. But you can’t seem to unlock it, despite all manner of drugs and therapies.
That’s why BrainStim Centers are proud to offer an alternative solution to drugs for autism treatment.
Find out about our drug-free alternative for autism treatment.
Our New Patient Coordinator will be happy to answer all your questions with a free, no-obligation phone consultation.
MeRT uses gentle magnetic waves to balance and stimulate brain function, guided by sophisticated diagnostics and imaging. And MeRT is compatible with any other type of therapy. In fact, MeRT can often speed up and improve results from other forms of therapy, such as ABA.
A Drug-free Alternative: MeRT for Autism Treatment
MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) is a breakthrough approach to autism treatment. This drug-free, non-invasive treatment for autism has been highly effective in improving communication, mood, independence, and much more.
In essence, MeRT combines transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with EEG guidance to create a tailored treatment for your child’s unique brain. That little “e” in MeRT is vital to our success: We provide an EEG/EKG-guided magnetic resonance therapy individualized to your child.
Even though two children can have the same autism diagnosis, their behaviors and development can be completely different. And the MeRT brain treatment protocol, through the use of our highly sophisticated imaging and diagnostics, takes that difference into account. As a result, your child receives treatment unique to them.
At BrainStim Centers, we are fully committed to treating your child with the utmost compassion and care, from the first moment you walk through our door. You can discover more details about MeRT by visiting our Autism page. Additionally, visit our MeRT Videos page, where you can see some amazing results from MeRT treatment for autism.
Talk to our New Patient Coordinator
Our New Patient Coordinator is here for you, and we understand what you and your child may be going through. After all, you may have tried multiple treatments for autism and aren’t seeing the results you need to see. To that end, we want to help, and it costs nothing to call us and talk about what is happening.
During your call, the New Patient Coordinator will listen to you and answer your questions. She will also explain our process and protocols, as well as costs, possible insurance benefits, and any other details you want to know.
There are no obligations and she will take all the time you need in order to determine whether you should take the next steps.