Discuss autism diets and biomedical treatments of autism.
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Riluzole inhibits release of glutamate, enhances GABA-A receptor function, blocks sodium channels, has anti-seizure, neuroprotective and mood-stabilizing properties just like Lamictal, but without deadly Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It is the only drug approved by FDA for treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Other anti-glutamate drugs such as Lamictal and Memantine failed to increase survival of ALS patients. Riluzole has been tried on autistic children http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23821414, showing significant behavioral improvements with the only side effect of increased appetite and bodyweight, which may not be too bad for my skinny guy.