Autism Spectrum Disorder treated with Podophyllumpeltatum- A Case Report
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder of children with growing prevalence in the past few decades. It is a potentially disabling disorder which may persist lifelong if left untreated. The search for medicines which can address the core symptoms of Autism is still going on. Safer and effective medicines are being explored. A seven year old male child was brought to child psychiatry OPD of National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health (NHRIMH) with symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and was managed with homoeopathic remedy, Podophyllum in an individualized approach. Indian scale for Assessment of Autism (ISAA) was used to assess the severity. Baseline score of 110 (Moderate Autism) turned to 52(No Autism) after 4 months of treatment and seven by the end of 1 year. Case was observed for one year and the child showed progressive improvement. Possible causal attribution of changes was explicitly depicted by Modified Naranjo Criteria. This case stresses the importance of characteristic symptoms in prescription.
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