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Lipoic acid is another name for alpha lipoic acid, an antioxidant that is manufactured in the human body.
A list serv is a form of online community used by people on the autism spectrum and others to talk to one another.
The Listening Program is an audio-based therapy, in which an individual listens to musical CDs.
|Listening Project Protocol||
The Listening Project Protocol is a type of auditory integration training.
Lithium is a type of drug called a mood stabiliser and is sold under a variety of brand names inc. Eskalith CR, Eskalith and Lithobid.
Lithobid is a brand name for lithium, a type of drug called a mood stabiliser.
Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine, a group of drugs used to treat anxiety or anxiety associated with symptoms of depression.
The Lovaas method, formally known as the UCLA Young Autism Project model, is a form of early intensive behavioural intervention invented by Dr. I. Lovaas.
|Low Arousal Approach||
The low arousal approach is a multi-component intervention which uses a variety of techniques to deal with challenging behaviours.
|Low Carbohydrate Diet||
The low carbohydrate diet is another term for the ketogenic diet, a high fat, adequate protein, low carbohydrate diet.
|Low Oxalate Diet||
The low oxalate diet is a diet which avoids or eliminates oxalates, crystals found in many plants where they concentrate light and boost photosynthesis.
|Low Salicylate Diet||
The low salicylate diet requires you to avoid foodstuffs which contain salicylate, a plant hormone found in leafy vegetables and fruit.
LSD is the acronym for lysergic acid diethylamide, a psychedelic drug, used in the 1960s and 1970s to treat autism.
Lumatron therapy is a form of lightwave stimulation in which an individual looks at coloured light produced by a special machine called a Lumatron.
Lupron is a brand name of leuprolide, a drug which turns off the production of testosterone.
Lurasidone is a type of medication called an atypical antipsychotic and is used to treat mental health problems such as schizophrenia.
The lutein-free diet requires you to avoid all sources of lutein, a carotenoid found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale.
Luteolin is a flavonoid found in many plants including celelry, green pepper and thyme.
Luvox is a brand name for fluvoxamine, a type of SSRI antidepressant, used to treat a range of conditions but especially obsessive compulsive disorder
LWS is an acronym for lightwave stimulation, a therapy in which an individual looks at coloured light produced by a special machine called a lumatron or a photron light stimulator.
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