'I-28Sfuuy-WR10okMSia3VYeZTm2RHA2LZDel59TlF8' name='google-site-verification'/>www ghs.google.com 6dseurqgapmn gv-v6egtfduggmq3k.dv.googlehosted.com Autismwarriormama: How to Choose the Best Medication for Non-Verbal Autistic Person

Living with Autism

Loading...

February 1, 2016

How to Choose the Best Medication for Non-Verbal Autistic Person

Award Winning Non-Fiction Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory


What if there were a simple test that your autistic child could take to pinpoint which medication could be more effective than others? Makes sense, right? Wouldn't that be a dream to the let's keep guessing which med may work nightmare?

Amazingly, there is such a test.

It's called the Genecept Assay, used by some psychiatrists to help choose which pharmaceutical agents-- would be more biologically therapeutic in an individual patient.

Aka: "Precision medicine".

Genecept Assay is especially useful in non-verbal autistic patients who can't tell psychiatrist--or anyone else---if they are experience adverse side effects to medications.

According to manufacturer of Genecept Assay, the assay analyzes "genes that indicate the affect a drug has on the body, subsequently informing drug candidate selection."

Parents of children, teens and adults with autism know well that any effect a drug has on the body can trigger extreme behavioral meltdowns, leading to off-baseline self-injury, increased agitation, 911 emergency calls and hospitalizations. Serious shit that can't be ignored.

Why more psychiatrists aren't using genetic assay to help more non-verbal patients with autism, given the historic failure of psychiatric drugs to address severe behaviors in autism, is anyone's guess.

Genecept Assay involves a psychiatrist simply ordering the assay (Medicaid and other insurances covers it), swabbing patients mouth, sending out results, reading results and applying the new information to prescribe specific medications as per the autistic patients newly known pharmacodynamic genetic profile.

For instance, some children with autism are hyper-metabolizers (drug moves faster through their body) of specific meds. It would be nice to know this before it's prescribed and doesn't do crap. Or worse, causes more problems.

Other people are hypo-metabolizers (drug moves slower through their body) of certain medications. That wouldn't go well if it were a seizure medication, would it? Nope.

The fact is: Nobody knows who is and who isn't a hyper or hypo-metabolizer, until you do Genecept Assay. In essence, whatever med you're given, the doctor is guessing it will be a match for you.


Interestingly, research shows autistic patients with severe behaviors typically blast through dozens of medications, changes in dosing and medication combinations, most of which ultimately fail and bring more harm than good.

How awesome would it be to have information from a Genecept Assay to guide treatment? To better understand the person's pharma profile so everyone's happier and healthier? Is this too much to ask?

A psychiatrist can use Assay test information to choose specific drugs, increase or decrease medication and/or discontinue or add a specific medication based on assay results. Surely, this is practicing good medicine.


The test isn't for everyone. It's indicated for non-verbal patients who have failed to respond to a plethora of medications. Most of us can tell our doctors, fairly quickly, if a medication isn't working. Not so with vulnerable adults with autism who can't speak.

Genecept Assay removes the mental torture of medication trials and errors, the physical torment of serious side-effects and the overall insanity of chronic ineffective pharmaceutical treatments in autism.

Genecept Assay should be a standard of care diagnostic tool in the psychiatric treatment for non-verbal autistic patients with severe, chronic behavioral issues.

Kim Oakley












5 comments:

Sharie Walter said...

Thank you Kim! That's our life in a nutshell: more drugs to chase/treat the harm caused by other doctor-prescribed drugs. My daughter has an ugly history of Risperdal-induced tardive dyskinesia, akathisia and tourettism. Now she takes 3 other drugs to subdue the permanent effects of the former drugs. It's an endless cycle of misery, as you know. I have always wondered, with anger and alarm, why liver enzymes and gene testing are not routinely done on our kids. As with most medical treatment for non-verbal kids with autism, it's ridiculous and, I feel, medically negligent and criminal. keep up the fight…I'm with you all the way.

Mom O'rama said...

AWESOME! I can't believe that there is someone else who goes through what we do. Except, you have way more experience. Please keep blogging. God bless you and your son. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Great!

Lisa Rock said...


I think you are amazing.
Here are some things we do for our son's tummy.
I hope something might help you.
Helping our guy's tummy lessened his SIB.
1. No acidic foods - worsens reflux - many ASD kids have reflux.
Almost all foods has a PH of 5 or up. Pepcid AC Complete- a tablet before bed.
2. Alkaline drops in water to help Gerd. LOTS OF WATER!!!
3. Dates, figs, coconut,papaya, mangoes, in smoothies, shot into mouth with medicine shooter.
4. Low dose Cuturelle - the one for kids. Half amount only.
5. One drop of Alicin (Farlic) drops for bacterial overgrowth.
6. SCD diet.
7. Many ASD kids have SIBO/IBS-C

I have friends who have found a way to use cannabis to treat their kids' seizures.

XXXXXXXX
Lisa

Lisa Rock said...


I think you are amazing.
Here are some things we do for our son's tummy.
I hope something might help you.
Helping our guy's tummy lessened his SIB.
1. No acidic foods - worsens reflux - many ASD kids have reflux.
Almost all foods has a PH of 5 or up. Pepcid AC Complete- a tablet before bed.
2. Alkaline drops in water to help Gerd. LOTS OF WATER!!!
3. Dates, figs, coconut,papaya, mangoes, in smoothies, shot into mouth with medicine shooter.
4. Low dose Cuturelle - the one for kids. Half amount only.
5. One drop of Alicin (Farlic) drops for bacterial overgrowth.
6. SCD diet.
7. Many ASD kids have SIBO/IBS-C

I have friends who have found a way to use cannabis to treat their kids' seizures.

XXXXXXXX
Lisa

Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)