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Autism Watch

is in compliance with the HONcode

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1 Year

Certificate validity: valid until Feb 2017

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Date of initial review:

29 Jul 2014

Certificate validity:

valid until Feb 2017

Date of last visit:

06 Feb 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Stephen Barrett, M.D., a retired psychiatrist

(31 Jul 2014) - Link

The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician

(31 Aug 2014) - Link

Principle 3
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical Website, including their identity, is respected by this Website. The Website owners undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Website and mirror sites are located. [Our sites collect no electronic or personal data from visitors and do not reveal individual medical information without permission. Comments about our sites sent by e-mail may be posted without revealing the identity of the sender.]

(31 Aug 2014) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

1 American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-IV-TR (fourth edition, text revision). Washington DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.
2 Filipek PA, Accardo PJ, Baranek GT, Cook Jr. EH, Dawson G, Gordon B, Gravel JS, Johnson CP, Kellen RJ, Levy SE, Minshew NJ, Prizant BM, Rapin I, Rogers SJ, Stone WL, Teplin S, Tuchman RF, Volkmar FR. The screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1999; 29(2): 439-484

(31 Jul 2014) - Link

Last update: July 5, 2013

(31 Jul 2014) - Link

Doubtful or Discredited Methods
Antiviral Drugs (acyclovir, valacyclovir)
Auditory Integration Training (link to ASHA)
DMSA Chelation
Dore Treatment (link to Mental Health Watch)
EDTA Chelation Therapy (link to Chelation Watch)
Homeopathy (link to Quackwatch)
Facilitated Communication (posted 9/16/04)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) (link to Chcago Tribune)
Irlen Method (link to ASAT)
Lupron (link to Autism Library)
Link to Chicago Tribune
Adverse Effects (link to Neurodiversity Weblog)
Packing therapy (link to Lancet article)
Sensory Integration (link to ASAT)
Stem cell treatments
Tomatis Method
Urine Toxic Metals Test (link to Quackwatch)

(31 Jul 2014) - Link

Email provided

How to Contact Dr. Barrett (Please mention how you found this Web site)
E-mail: Click here

(31 Jul 2014) - Link

Quackwatch has no salaried employees. It operates with minimal expense, funded mainly by small individual donations, commissions from sales on other sites to which we refer, sponsored links, and profits from the sale of publications

(27 Sep 2014) - Link

The advertisers, of course, have no influence on what we write about

Any ads or sponsored links that we carry are clearly identified as such.

(31 Aug 2014) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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