Literature review: HBOT is not recommended for ASD treatement

28 Sep

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) is one of the many “treatments” that are promoted for autism.   This recent literature review shows that there is no good basis for HBOT and autism.

Or, as the abstract concludes “HBO2 should not be recommended for ASD treatment until more conclusive favorable results and long-term outcomes are demonstrated from well-designed controlled trials.”

Using hyperbaric oxygen for autism treatment: A review and discussion of literature.

PURPOSE:

To determine whether hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy should be used for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

METHODS:

A literature search was performed on PubMed, Cochrane Library and DynaMed for studies evaluating the use of HBO2 for ASD treatment. The studies were then reviewed for the highest quality evidence.

RESULTS:

The evidence is weak for the use of HBO2 in ASD, with only one, likely flawed, randomized control study showing treatment benefit.

CONCLUSIONS:

HBO2 should not be recommended for ASD treatment until more conclusive favorable results and long-term outcomes are demonstrated from well-designed controlled trials.

By Matt Carey

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4 Responses to “Literature review: HBOT is not recommended for ASD treatement”

  1. reissd September 28, 2015 at 18:45 #

    I hope some of the people inclined to do this to their children listen.

  2. wzrd1 September 28, 2015 at 21:30 #

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an excellent treatment for decompression sickness, of value for treating carbon monoxide poisoning and show potential for some traumatic injuries that need more research to show value.
    Note that ASD is not listed. Carbon monoxide poisoning is easier treated with high flow oxygen, so perhaps someone with carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness and the traumatic injuries are an active field of research.
    Again, ASD is not listed, if anything, it’s a waste of money and effort that takes away from effective measures that help the child function in society.

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