Attempts Of Biomedical Treatments On Autism


The common perception man connotes with diseases and abnormalities in the bodies are that they are the query workings of fate. Well, they were justified by that. Now that we have found that certain changes in the hormonal level of the body or specific viral infections and bacteria cause diseases and other abnormalities, we now have understood the mechanisms that work in many conditions. This way, we have learned to hypothesize and create solutions to intervene with the diseases and disorders.

Sadly though, among the many for which mankind hasn’t discovered cures yet are the syndromes, disorders and diseases that affect the brain and its functions. This probably roots from the reality that we still cannot understand the organ “that understands”. It, in a sense, is still a veiled mystery to us.

Once we have learned the backgrounds of these brain diseases, we surely can find existing cures to combat them. But so long as we lack understanding, we can never get from square 1 to the second square.

Using biomedical treatments, we should not give way to margin of errors. Remember that we are dealing here with neurons, central nervous system and the sensitive brain. Any grave damage done to all these are likely to be permanent.

Autism is permanent itself. Once it develops in a three-year-old child, he would have to carry this all his life. Symptoms may subside with proper conditioning and training but still, they are inside the person and they will manifest in any moment possible.

Biomedical treatments for autism must be done with great caution. Here, we are dealing with complex body mechanisms and responses plus serious conditions that can significantly affect a person’s entire life.

Chemical intervention in normal functioning brain is difficult and dangerous enough, how much more in dealing with abnormal brain that has different transmissions. Therefore, the effects of treatments in people with autism is far more unpredictable than the normal population and unpredictable enough so as not to provide comparison from one autistic person to another.

It is inevitable therefore that medical prescriptionists will somehow experiment on what will best work for a case and what must not be used. There are general medications that have the same effects for each case but due to the unpredictable nature of autism, physicians would have to discover which create effects, whether good or bad, to the patient under study.

There are a number of controversies and questions that have risen with the use of drugs in intervening with autism. Generally, experts believe that drugs may help control the display of symptoms but they are said to have sub-minimal or minimal effect on the condition itself.

Biochemical treatments of autism don’t lie on drugs and medications though. There is said to be a significant relationship between biochemical processes and the body’s physical processes. This is the main reason why physical therapists have great contributions in the treatment of autism that aims to intercept with biochemical processes.

However, like with drugs, therapies are not the universal cure to autism nor do they have constant effect in any particular patient due to the variation of responses.

Because we are already deriving biological factors on autism, we can now better produce therapies that work. Nonetheless, we cannot still have enough confidence that individuals displaying autistic features will react in ways we perceive to be true.