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Autism, guidelines for an integrated approach
Journal Title: PNEI REVIEW 
Author/s: Francesco Bottaccioli, Anna Giulia Bottaccioli 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 6-16 FullText PDF:  1085 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PNEI2017-001002
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In recent years, there has been a strong research development on aspects of the pathogenesis of autism which are closely interconnected: the role of the immune system of mother and child and consequently of infl ammation; stress during pregnancy and in the early stages of life; oxidative stress and related mitochondrial dysfunction; the disrupting action of environmental chemistry. This new knowledge about the pathogenesis of the disorder can guide the therapist not to remain trapped in its medical specialization (child neuropsychiatry) and to see the whole. In this framework the article describes the scientifi c evidence available about the use of different preventive and therapeutic tools of nutritional, relational, and cognitive type.
Keywords: Pathogenesis new knowledge, stress pregnancy, maternal immunity, infant immunity, integrated care

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Francesco Bottaccioli, Anna Giulia Bottaccioli, Autism, guidelines for an integrated approach in "PNEI REVIEW" 1/2017, pp. 6-16, DOI:10.3280/PNEI2017-001002


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