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Video – Reframing Expectations about Treating the Symptoms of Autism

This is Dr. Uszler speaking at the US Autism and Asperger’s Association meeting in Salt Lake in August 2013 explaining the utilization and effectiveness of SPECT brain imaging to help those Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. SPECT brain function imaging observes the areas in the brain that have atypical function, whether it is under active or overactive function.  Rather than using only external behavior manifestations to ‘guesstimate’ at therapy choices, Neuro-Luminance uses this information to guide specific therapy choices, These increased or decreased function patterns usually indicate comorbidity (other things occurring at the same time) factors that complicate the clinical management of the individual on the Spectrum.  ...

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Sports related concussion in adolescence

For several years, there has been increasing concern about concussion-related short-term and long-term brain injury in professional sports. This has generated interest and concern about concussion in non-professional sports activities.

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Treating depression with St. John’s wort

There is not a consensus in the studies of St. John’s wort for depression. The majority studies have shown a benefit for mild depression. Some recent studies have shown it has no benefit. Overall, it must be recalled that St. John’s wort is only recommended and shown to be helpful in mild depression.

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is the act of repeatedly pulling out one’s own hair from the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest or legs. This can occur because of an irresistible urge to pull hair or it can develop as a habit. The results of the disorder are evident with a noticeable loss of hair and mental distress, as well as social impairment and/or functional impairment.

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US Autism & Asperger Association 8th Annual World Conference

Michael Uszler M.D. will be speaking at the US Autism & Asperger Association 6th Annual World Conference in Salt Lake City. The event will host over 35 of the world’s most respected experts on Autism & Asperger disorder. Topics will include new research, treatment modalities, available resources and avenues for support.

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