The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc.
11813 West 77th Street
Lenexa, KS 66214 USA


William Shaw, PhD, is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Before he founded The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., Dr. Shaw worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Children’s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and Smith Kline Laboratories. He is the author of Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, originally published in 1998 and Autism: Beyond the Basics, published in 2009. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.

Dr. Shaw is the stepfather of a child with autism and has helped thousands of patients and medical practitioners to successfully improve the lives of people with autism, AD(H)D, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, OCD, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders, tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and other serious conditions.

Presentation Abstract

The Effect of Mycotoxins in Neuropsychiatric Conditions

The role of mold in human disease has been recognized as a significant health factor for more than 2000 years. A long passage in the book Leviticus in the Old Testament from about 500 BC describes the importance of mold remediation in the home to prevent disease. Since then, mold exposure due mainly to home mold exposure has been implicated in peer reviewed journals as a major factor in autism, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic latero sclerosis, depression, anxiety, attention deficit with hyperactivity, and multiple sclerosis. The lecture will review the scientific literature implicating mold as a cause of the diseases outlined above, case studies from consultations at The Great Plains Laboratory, mold treatment recommendations, testing for the presence of mold, review of the most common molds, a review of a recent peer-reviewed article on mold treatment resulting in rapid reversal of autism, and evidence for mold infection in greater than 90% of children with autism.