By David Mittleman

Drug May Help Kids With Autism

French researchers may be onto something with a blood pressure drug they are using off-label on children with Autism. That drug, bumetanid, which is a diuretic used to decrease fluid retention in those with high blood pressure, has helped to ameliorate the characteristics of Autism including social and communication issues and repetitive behaviors. The French team has tried the drug on about 30 children with Autism, and they are now testing it on more European children.

Mechanism of Autism

The researchers also argue that Autism is caused by a faulty switch in the brain …read more