The diet is perceived by the majority of
parents to have positive effects on various aspects of the children functioning.
There are indications that it may not be the core dimensions of autistic
symptomatology that are influenced most effectively by the diet. This point
deserves further consideration in dietary intervention studies designed for the
identification of moderating variables. A stronger focus is on comparability of
results across studies in order to allow for the analysis of trends in the use
of treatment options. There were drop outs during trials and study sample less
and short term although behavioral changes were significant. Impaired communication in
autistic individuals has led to difficulties in communicating gastrointestinal
tract symptoms but could also make physicians hesitant to perform any procedure.
Both autism and ADHD appear to involve a broad
range of genetic, prenatal, social, developmental, nutritional, and
environmental factors, only one single cause will not be found for either
disorder. Well-controlled studies of multiple interventions protocols (behavioral
and social therapy, drugs, nutrition, environmental control) are needed in order to develop better
treatment protocols in future.
Autism and ADHD are the
disorders which have no known cure parents often feel helpless wanting frantically
to help their children. They often look for the “magical” intervention rather
than appreciating that successful treatment involves a variety of educational,
behavioral, and parental interventions. A sufficient
rigor in few studies were
conducted and the outcome of these studies can be considered as weak evidence
at best. None of the studies fulfilled an experimental control
meeting. Gluten ataxia, the clinical associations of antibodies,
gliadin and cerebellar peptides, indicating that this epitope is responsible
for cross-reactive antibody production in children with autism should be
confirmed by HLA typing and MRI of the brain.