Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Autism, Down Syndrome and many allied pathologies, if medically treated, the earlier the better, may be able to improve quality of life, and help a faster return to normal life and activity to a large extent. This page discusses in brief some of the drugs and agents that have shown some promise, and also promises not kept.
Last revised 6th June 2016.
DRUGS / PROCEDURES FOR THE BRAIN DISABLED
|DISORDER AND DRUG / PROCEDURE||UTILITY, USAGE AND INDICATIONS|
|Attention Deficit Disorder: Atomoxetin||A new avenue to manage Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Disorder: Ritalin||Increase attention span in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder|
|Autism: Melatonin||Improves sleep, biorhythm and possible behavior|
|Autism: Memantine/Namenda/Admenta||Off label, to improve multiple behavioral functions|
|Autism: Mercury||Latest evidence implicating mercury poisoning by vaccinations and other sources in causing Autism|
|Autism: Risperidone||Risperidone, an Anti-Psychotic drug reduces symptoms of Autism|
|Autism: Secretin||Controversies in usefulness|
|Autism: Vancomycin||Vancomycin temporarily reverses behavioral abnormalities|
|Cerebral Palsy: Botulinum Therapy||Sub-Chapter on the use of Botulinum therapy in CP|
|Cerebral Palsy : Hyperbaric Oxygen||Sub Chapter on all aspects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy|
|Cerebral Palsy: Levo-dopa in CP||Levo-Dopa may benefit some cases of CP|
|Cerebral Palsy: Medline survey excl. HBO and Botulin||Current research on CP therapy|
|Epilepsy: Carbamazepine||Parental guidelines when using carbamazepin|
|Epilepsy: Valproic Acid||Parental guidelines when using valproic acid|
|Spasticity: Baclofen||Parental guideline when using baclofen as muscle relaxant|
|Spasticity: Tizanidine||Parental guideline when using tizanidine as muscle relaxant|
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