Case Studies

Case Study: CDP Choline and other nutrients for Autism Spectrum Syndrome

A 23-year-old man diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome further presented with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which manifested as a range of symptoms, including a lack of eye contact with non-verbal and anti-social behaviour also being present.

The patient had not been trialled on any interventions for the ASD symptoms. The patient had also been found to have a PEMT SNP (a SNP that restricts the ability of an individual to create endogenous Choline).

Treatment

The patient was prescribed the following to reduce his symptoms:

Outcome

The patient experienced an immediate change following the supplementation of CDP-Choline.

The patient was known to rarely talk and had gone through long periods of up to three weeks without saying a word. However, since the patient began CDP-Choline, he started talking more, reaching 100 words or more per day. In addition, he began acting more social, saying good morning to his family, asking how they were, and asking for food.

Beyond talking, the patient also began singing and communicating with the family dog as well.

The patient’s private fitness instructor also noticed that he was now talking throughout their half-hour fitness session and, in fact, wouldn’t stop talking. The instructor noted that his words were now also easily understandable.

As the patient also resided in respite care during the holidays, his carer noticed his increase in verbal communication and mentioned it to the other carers, who had trouble believing her as they had known the patient to be non-verbal for years.

Overall, since the patient began the CDP-Choline, he has been more willing to come out of his bedroom, be more sociable and is happier overall.

The practitioner final notes stated that:

He is more of the person I know he can be.

S QLD / N NSW Area Manager

Jessica Morland

Jess is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine. She believes that there is no one size fits all approach and is passionate about educating, inspiring and supporting clients and practitioners with a customised approach to healthcare. Specialties include preconception, pregnancy, post-natal and infant care. 

Jess is excited to build relationships, educate and share her knowledge with both retail and practitioners in South Queensland and Northern NSW.

Lauren Matich, BHSc (Nat.)

Lauren Matich

BHSc (Nat.)

Lauren is an NHAA accredited Clinical Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science. She is incredibly passionate about natural health and educating clients on the foundational importance of nutrition, lifestyle and stress management and believes complimenting these building blocks with nutraceutical support and functional testing often holds the key to optimal health and vitality. Lauren looks forward to supporting practitioners and clients in these key areas.

Specialties include supporting thyroid health, digestive disorders and mental health.