Thursday, September 18, 2008

National Institute of Mental Health Drops Chelation Autism Treatment Study

The National Institute of Mental Health has decided to drop a planned study of chelation as an autism treatment study. The AP reports that the NIMH issued a statement saying the money would be better used testing other potential therapies for autism and related disorders.

1 comment:

Marcella Piper-Terry, M.S. said...

I'm very happy to have found your blog and would like to point you to mine. I commented on this issue a couple of days ago as well.

I am a DAN! provider and autism advocate in Indiana. (coal country and home to hundreds of thousands of canaries - our children)

Governor Mitch Daniels is pushing for more power plants here and compares our coal reserves to the oil in Saudi Arabia. We currently rank 5th in the U.S. (per IDEA data) for the number of children with autism. I hope you will check out my post from September 17, "An Open Letter to Mitch Daniels" regarding thimerosal and environmental mercury. Lots of unanswered questions, I think.

Keep up the good work. I will definitely be following.

Marcella Piper-Terry, M.S.