Cerebrolysin is a brain peptide showing dramatic neurological benefits in patients recovering from a stroke, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. It has been shown to enhance higher-level cognitive function for those that need to excel beyond their peers in memory and task performance.
Cerebrolysin may be beneficial for Autism as well. In a study of 19 children with childhood Autism and 8 with Asperger’s syndrome, Cerebrolysin therapy improved cognitive function in all Asperger cases and 89% of the autism cases. In another study of 43 children with autism, 27 children showed signs of improvement after receiving the drug. In another study of 60 children with ADHD, Cerebrolysin improved symptoms in 70-80% of subjects.
Cerebrolysin may also help with depression. A combination of Cerebrolysin with anti-depressants was more effective in patients with treatment-resistant depression than anti-depressants alone.