Therefore, as this is unfolding, I would say to all of you the only
approach that at this point counts for your children is to help them turn on their
cognitive process. If a childs brain in working, it can evolve, they can think, they
can develop their brain. If the brain is not working, even though they may start off with
a high potential, somewhere theyre going to lose that. So, I look at this as a
combination of how can I cool down this immune system and help the brain open up.
Therefore, I use, as many of you know, a combination of elimination diet, anti-fungal
therapies, anti-virals and SSRIs.
I want to stress tonight that to me the SSRIs are not treating a
symptomas a psychiatrist would
say to you. Ive heard many pediatric psychiatrists now start writing prescriptions
for SSRIs and say that theyre going to treat the childs depression, or
were going to treat the childs OCD symptoms. I would not feel good as a
pediatrician if I told you I was writing a prescription for an SSRI to treat a symptom.
What youre looking for, and I will explain this coming up, is the fact that if you
can support this dysfunctional brain, if you can take this brain that is shut down and not
working right and help it to function, you are actually going to help it to develop tracks
that the child needs for the rest of their lives.