Ginkgo biloba may have therapeutic value in the treatment of autistic disorder. - GreenMedInfo Summary
First preliminary results of an observation of Ginkgo Biloba treating patients with autistic disorder.
Phytother Res. 2009 Mar 9. PMID: 19274699
Deficits in reciprocal social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and imaginative activity are the main characteristics of autism. From the psychopharmacological point of view, clonidine, metylphenidate and neuroleptics may improve some of these aspects, but with a remarkable risk of adverse side effects. In our observational study, three patients received 2 x 100 mg Ginkgo Biloba EGb 761 for 4 weeks and showed some improvement on the Aberrant Behavior and Symptom Checklist. These results suggest, that Ginkgo Biloba might be effective at least as an add-on therapy. Copyright (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.