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Autism, Measles, Bingeing, Blues, Bad Sleep, and Lunchroom Volunteers: Thank God It's Monday by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 24 May 2010 9:36am The kiddies back in school, sit back, sip on something and take a quick look at some new discoveries from the past week...that yes, I couldn't get around to until this week - until the house quieted down again, I breathed a sigh of relief and thought, THANK GOD IT's MONDAY!!!.  This is the kind of thing we don't often think about....young inf ... Read on »
The combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines and the total number of vaccines are not associated with development of autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 24 Apr 2012 5:00pm A paper from researchers in Japan studies the questions of whether vaccines cause autism. In this study, The combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines and the total number of vaccines are not associated with development of autism spectrum disorder: The first case-control study in Asia , the authors use a case-control method. The study ... Read on »
Back from ASA 2008: My Adventures in autism by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:19am I just got back from the national conference of the autism society of America last night. It was in Orlando, Florida. I had a pretty good time, got reacquainted with lots of old friends I had not seen in a while. It first started out with my sitting next to a woman named Enid on the plane. She is an employee of Johnson Mayer who was doing ... Read on »
2011 Autism Research Game Changer: California Autism Twins Study (CATS) And Gene Environment Interaction by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Dec 2011 12:22am Joachim Hallmayer MD, Stanford University Following is the press release I received setting out what Autism Speaks considers to be the top 10 autism research achievements of 2011.  Personally I do not think every one of these projects should be on a list of top 10 autism research achievements but this is the Autism Speaks list and I reprint ... Read on »
Of No Import: Autism Bran Scan Study Excluded Subjects With Intellectual Disability by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Aug 2010 4:08am My Lords, view these letters full of bad mischance. France is revolted from the English quite,  Except some petty towns of no import - The Second Messenger, The Fifth Part of King Henry VI, Act I, Scene I, William Shakespeare The new MRI Bran Scan study   promises to be a major event with important consequences for diagnosis of a ... Read on »
Best of Age of Autism: Dr. Ari Brown Plays Liars Poker by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 12:00am This post ran last spring. Dr. Brown was the "AAP autism expert" on Dr. Oz yesterday. By J.B. Handley   Maybe doctors shouldn’t blog?   Along with many other bloggers with apparently no interest in actually reading Karl Greenfeld’s article in Time Magazine last week on Jenny McCarthy and the autism debate, Austin-based pedi ... Read on »
WOW! Major Autism Study Equating Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors Also Included Subjects with Classic Autistic Disorder!! by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 May 2014 8:55pm The Familial Risk of Autism is the large study making waves for demonstrating that environmental considerations are roughly equivalent to genetic factors in autism causation.  Hopefully funding dollars will begin to flow toward the environmental side of the equation as many have urged for so long.  What is not generally mentioned in the ... Read on »
Do Study Results Involving High Functioning Autism Subjects Automatically Apply to Persons with Autistic Disorder and Intellect by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Jan 2010 2:36am Can the results of studies involving subjects with High Functioning Autism automatically be applied to persons with Low Functioning Autism, to the 75-80%  of persons with Autistic Disorder who are cognitively impaired? In Brain Serotonin and Dopamine Transporter Bindings in Adults With High-Functioning Autism the authors are carefu ... Read on »
Autism Disorders and Intellectual Disability: Claim that 75-80% of Persons with Autistic Disorder are Intellectually Disabled i by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 03 May 2010 2:41am As I mentioned in my previous post Alan Griswold of Autistic Aphorisms is one of those comfortable with speculation that Jesus Christ may have been autistic but is not comfortable with the fact that many persons with Autistic Disorder are Intellectually Disabled.  Mr. Griswold and Astrid at at  Astrid's Journal disagree with my numerical referenc ... Read on »
Autism Diagnoses: DSM V Should Separate Autistic Disorder from Aspergers and HFA by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 May 2009 3:23pm 3 Comments There are two major problems with the current DSM categorisation of Pervasive Developmental, or Autism Spectrum, Disorders. One is the lack of any relevant distinction between Aspergers Disorder and those with higher functioning PDD -NOS and autistic disorders. The other DSM problem which generates much unnecessary conflict is the inclusio ... Read on »