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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: Seriously now, Girls with Autism and ADHD by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Often when women complain about symptoms, which could indicate heart diseases, the physician does not take them as seriously as they would a male. Fewer test are run and fe ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Yawning and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Most of us yawn during the day. The exact reason is not known, but boredom or a lack of sleep, are likely causes. Some studies have found that a yawn causes a sudden intak ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Eye Tracking and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Clinically, I think a lack of eye contact or infrequent and un-sustained eye contact is a good indicator of autism in young children. Scientists at the University of Califor ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Special Education and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Unfortunately, many children with autism are in a Special Education classroom along with children with other diagnoses. Many Special Ed teachers tell me that they don't hav ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Too Much Noise in the Brains of Children with Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Anyone who is around a child with autism for very long will notice problems in focusing on the relevant aspects of the environment. A recent study by Jeffrey Hutsler, assist ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Plastics, Testosterone, and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A recent study has found that the chemical BPA, found in plastics, including some baby bottles, and cash register receipts raises testosterone levels in men. This is intere ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Environmental Causes of Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I used to enjoy quail hunting. Flushing a covey that your dogs have pointed and having fried quail for breakfast was a real treat in the ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Is the Autism Epidemic for Real? Redux by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The argument regarding the autism epidemic goes on. One side saying we are in the midst of an autism epidemic with 1 in 110 children being born ending up with an autism dia ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and SSRI's by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) are commonly used to treat autism in children as young as two. SSRI's are better known as antidepre ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and Lupron by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autism is 4-5 times more common in males than females. This observation led Simon Baron-Cohen to suggest that autism is caused by an extreme “male brain” which is in turn i ... 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: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum On my website and in my clinic I recommend that parents of children with autism seek help from multiple professionals such as Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Ther ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Making Sense of Autism Research by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As a clinician, who also does research into the etiology (causes) of autism, I am often overwhelmed by the explosion of research findings. Which findings are useful in diagn ... 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: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the Immune System by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Children with OCD are sometimes misdiagnosed with autism. Children with autism do perseverate, line up toys, and like to have their environment a certain way. They also do ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Sex Differences in Etiological Predictors of Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Recently, we presented the results of some of our research at The American Psychological Society meeting in Boston. In several studies we have noted that the causes of auti ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism and Seizures by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Approximately 25-30 percent of children with autism have seizures. And often the medications that are used to control the seizures have side effects that make behavior trea ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Acting and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One of the most challenging areas for clinicians who work with children with autism is teaching them to notice social cues in others and modify their behavior accordingly. ... Read on »
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 »