Autism: Pathophysiology and promising herbal remedies

Bahmani, M. and Sarrafchi, A. and Shirzad, H. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. (2016) Autism: Pathophysiology and promising herbal remedies. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 22 (3). pp. 277-285.

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Abstract

Autism is a comprehensive growth abnormality in which social skills, language, communication, and behavioral skills are developed with delay and as diversionary. The reasons for autism are unclear, but various theories of genetics, immunity, biological, and psychosocial factors have been proffered. In fact, autism is a complex disorder with distinct causes that usually co-occur. Although no medicine has been recognized to treat this disorder, pharmacological treatments can be effective in reducing its signs, such as self-mutilation, aggression, repetitive and stereotyped behaviors, inattention, hyperactivity, and sleeping disorders. Recently, complementary and alternative approaches have been considered to treat autism. Ginkgo biloba is one of the most effective plants with an old history of applications in neuropsychological disorders which recently is used for autism. The present review discusses the recent findings, pathophysiology, and etiology of autism and thereafter addresses the promising results of herbal remedies. © 2016 Bentham Science Publishers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism, Children, Ginkgo biloba, Herbal medicines
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 06:10
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 06:10
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/957

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