People with autism tend to get stuck on particular topics—obsessed really—and right now for Mickey, it was a classic Beatles song.
He cites its nation-wide town-hall meetings to encourage people to hire those with autism.
It also jibes with new thinking about the nature of autism called the “intense world” theory.
It is also important to contextualize how many cases of autism could be accounted for if a causal link to SSRI proved true.
The original study that started us down this insane path by linking the MMR vaccine to autism has been retracted outright.
autism spectrum disorders have increased by 30 percent in just two years.
It is understandable that the Volkmar findings set off a hue and cry on websites devoted to autism.
They apparently took that as a sign of suspicious activity, even though that can be a hallmark of people on the autism spectrum.
In addition, the DSM V would change the specific symptoms required to locate a child on the autism spectrum.
Psychedelics have also sometimes been used for the terminally ill and in certain cases of autism.
1912, from German Autismus, coined 1912 by Swiss psychiatrist Paul Bleuler (1857-1939) from comb. form of Greek autos- "self" (see auto-) + -ismos suffix of action or of state. The notion is of "morbid self-absorption."
autism au·tism (ô'tĭz'əm)
Abnormal introversion and egocentricity; acceptance of fantasy rather than reality.
A developmental disorder characterized by severe deficits in social interaction and communication and by abnormal behavior patterns, such as the repetition of specific movements or a tendency to focus on certain objects. Autism is evident in the first years of life. Its cause is unknown.
A serious disorder appearing in childhood and characterized by the child's refusal to relate to other people and severely limited use of language. The cause of autism in children is unknown, but researchers generally feel that it lies in a malfunction of the central nervous system, not in the way parents have treated them or in other aspects of their environment. The term is sometimes applied, more loosely, to adults who are extremely self-absorbed and who see things in terms of their hopes and fantasies rather than realistically.
A psychiatric disorder marked by deficits in communication and social interaction.