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Nimish [name changed], an 8 year old boy diagnosed with mild autism with Asperger’s syndrome, presented with complaints of spells of hyperactivity and excitement, where he used to cry or laugh aloud on trivial stimulations. He had a habit of rocking himself constantly and aimlessly playing with his fingers [a common autistic feature]. He could follow complex commands easily and could convey his needs in short sentences; but he could not reproduce or repeat back a small story told to him just a few minutes previous. His attention span was noted to be very short – except for the film songs.
The psychometric assessment had also mentioned a global developmental delay [by six months] with slow writing and ill-defined handwriting. His IQ was 60+. He could not button his shirt properly, but could put on the socks easily. In spite of his toilet-training, he used to have nocturnal enuresis once or twice a week.
On the emotional plane, he showed a severe violent behavior when contradicted or teased by anybody. He used to throw whatever he could hold on to, and had even bitten one of his friends in such fit of anger. He showed strong fear of heights, and he liked rhythm a lot. He could dance all day on the film songs [as mentioned earlier, the attention span too was significantly better with respect to the songs].
Physically, Nimish is ambi-thermal too hot, has aversion to sweets and sweats a bit more on scalp.
The case was referred to homeopathy by the treating pediatrician, with a doubt about the exact outcome especially with the pathology in mind. The prescribing totality was:
First prescription: [27 October 2009]:
19 March 2010:
08 June 2010: reported on phone from bangalore
For the parents of autistic children, who are reading this article, please note that Tarentula was selected for Nimish as per the symptom similarity and thus may not help all autistic children. An individual assessment is necessary from a trained homeopath for a effective treatment.
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