What is Pitocin Most women have had to take pitocin during the birthing process, either because labor is not progressing as it should, or because the baby is in danger if the mother cannot push the baby out on her own. Sometimes, when the mother has requested induced labor rather than wait for birth to start on… Continue reading Autism and Pitocin
A good parent will try almost anything to help their child. When a child is diagnosed with autism they will seek out any quack or charlatan who practices the most ridiculous “therapy” also. It is callous of people who have no other credential than that they are licensed by some non-scientific holistic “college” to try… Continue reading EMDR and Craniosacral Myofascial Release therapy for autism
Here, it’s important to keep diagnoses clear: there is schizoid personality disorder, schizophrenia, and schizo affective disorder. Laymen have a tendency to refer to a single mental disorder by all three mental health diagnoses, and they are quite in the wrong by doing so. Schizophrenia, or classic schizophrenia, is the type we all think about.… Continue reading Autism Vs. Schizoid Personality Disorder
The blunt and direct truth is no, although there are some situations recently that have created a re-examination of the “nature vs. nurture” question. Both sociopaths and people with autism are exceptionally bright in a lot of ways, but the sociopath is defined as one who knows the rules of society and clearly believes he… Continue reading Autism Vs. Sociopath: Can Autism Create A Sociopath?
Behavioral and emotional disturbances in high-functioning and low-functioning autism are par for the course. Many children with autism have a set level of tolerance for tasks, sensory input and pain, and outside each child’s norm it becomes all-consuming such that the children are unable to withstand it. They act out physically and verbally, no matter… Continue reading Autism or Emotional Disturbance
This is a very interesting topic, indeed. It almost pokes fun at both disorders at once because it assumes there is a connection when there is not. Although both children with autism and Einstein syndrome are thought to be exceptionally bright and/ or gifted, it is much more common with Einstein syndrome for kids to… Continue reading Autism Vs. Einstein Syndrome
Is There A Cerebral Palsy And Autism Connection? Not in the way most people might think, no. The two developmental disorders are not directly related or connected; however, cerebral palsy affects many children and because it is a direct result of brain damage during or after pregnancy and birth, most children who are now being… Continue reading Is there a link between cerebral palsy and autism?
Although this doesn’t happen all the time, many parents report OCD behaviors to their children’s teachers, doctors, and therapists. It’s fairly common for children with autism to become hyper-fixated on a topic and memorize absolutely everything there is to know about that one topic. They will talk non-stop about that topic even when that topic… Continue reading Autism And OCD Comorbidity
Oxidative Shielding And Autism: The Link Between Oxidative Stress And Autism In a conference as early as 2005, the Autism Society of America, or ASA, held a conference in Nashville to discuss oxidative stress and its connection to autism. This seems like quite a stretch, until oxidative stress is explained in full. Whether or not… Continue reading Oxidative Stress And Autism
Androgens are typically male hormones produced in the adrenal glands, but women carry certain androgens in their bodies too. Progesterone, a recognized “female” hormone responsible for the regulation of the menstrual cycle and maintaining a pregnancy, is actually an androgen itself. Because many autism studies have recently focused on the environmental factors that could cause… Continue reading Male Hormones And Autism: Link Between Anti-Androgen Medications And Autism