Is This New Experimental Autism Treatment Unsafe?

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Clinical neuroscientist Dr. Lindsay Oberman shares that she has worked with techniques like MeRT for over 15 years. She explains that the treatment uses a large magnetic field, which can modulate brain circuits but it is still unknown what circuits need to be modified. Dr. Oberman shares that there’s not enough science to back up this treatment and its not been submitted to the FDA. She wants the trials to be done, but doesn’t feel like it should be used clinically to address issues of language, presence, and social capabilities.

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