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Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy

Martin, Tennessee
Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in 1966 and stayed on as a Research Fellow in Medical Psychology receiving his Ph. D. in 1970. He spent 38 years at The University of Tennessee at Martin, 24 as Chair of the Psychology Department where he published over 30... Full Bio
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Clinic Notes: Bullies and Asperger's by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I always worry about the Asperger's kids that I see who are mainstreamed. In the early grades other children are kind to them, but is middle school and high school the bulli ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: The Business of Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I see 40 children each week at the Children's Treatment Center. In addition, I blog weekly, trying to keep everyone informed about the autism war in the trenches, process o ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: "Wretches and Jabberers" by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Tracy Thresher, who is nonverbal because of autism, and friend Larry Bissonnette call themselves "wretches" and people who can speak they call "jabbers." Their message, the ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: A Biological Marker for Autism? by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One big problem in conducting studies on the causes of autism is reliable diagnosis. There are no biological markers of autism so autism is inferred from the child's behavi ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: A Drop in the Number of Children Diagnosed with Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In my clinic 80-90% of the children I see each week have a diagnosis of autism. And I have a wailing list that I can’t get to. I’m sure many of the kids on the waiting list ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: A New Autism Drug by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum According to several reports online Curemark has received FDA clearance for a Phase III clinical drug called CM-AT for the treatment of autism. CM-AT would be given with meal ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: ABA for ASD, ADD, ADHD, SD, ODD, OCD, TS, and Whatever Else is That is Left in the... by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A syndrome is a collection of symptoms. So if we say a child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) we know that this child has problems paying attention, is eas ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: ABA for Grandmothers with Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I came in the clinic this morning I checked the messages on the answering machine like I always do. The messages were the usual--parents wanting evaluations on their chi ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Antidepressants and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum According to a California study, mothers who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's), a common medication for depression, during pregnancy have a higher rate of ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Apps are the Voices that the Child with Autism Hears Best by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Apple's iPad is a wonderful tool for children with autism and related disorders. The children with autism who come to our clinic have what appears to be a hypnotic like rel ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: As Society Adjusts to the Autism Epidemic by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Those of us who work with children on the Autism Spectrum in clinical setting everyday sometimes forget that children with autism miss our on a lot of activities that other ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Asperger's and Bullies by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum All of the children with an Asperger's diagnosis that I see in my clinic are mainstreamed. And that's good until Middle School when testosterone kicks in at puberty and bully ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Asperger's and God by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In last week's blog I discussed a teenager with Asperger's who had murdered a classmate after years of rejection by his peers. Now a big switch to a study that examined how ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Asperger's and Murder by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Children with Asperger's have problems socially. Often they are isolated and friendless and cannot understand why. Theoretically, children with Asperger's lack a theory of ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Asperger's and Social Networking by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was surprised to learn that some of the Asperger's kids who come to my clinic have Facebook pages. Their parents have set them up for them and closely monitor their activit ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and Diet Redux by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Okay another study, this one by Dr. Timothy Buie of Harvard Medical School, says that digestive problems are not more common in kids with autism and special diets do not wor ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and Driving by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum For most teenagers driver's ed and getting a driver's license is a rite of passage that they can't wait for. However, many kids with high functioning autism and Asperger's ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and Feeding Problems by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A recent large-scale study published online in Pediatrics reports that children with autism are "slow feeders" at 6 months and at 15 months are finicky eaters compared to no ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and Gastrointestinal (GI) Disease by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Some parents, autism researchers and clinicians think that autism is caused by GI disease, hence the gluten and casein free diets, and various vitamins and supplements that ar ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and Gluten by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Several years ago a pediatrician contacted me regarding her two-year old child who had just been diagnosed with autism. She worked in a large university hospital and took her ... Read on »