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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

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.

Lutein-Free Diet

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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