Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment, & Etiology Of The Undeniable Epidemic

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The upsurge in autism spectrum disorders is not uncaused. It is no longer plausibly deniable nor is it untreatable. The first step toward successful treatment, however, is an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the discovery of its underlying causes-its etiology. Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment, & Etiology of the Undeniable Epidemic addresses all these issues with a primary focus on etiology. This groundbreaking book addresses the crucial issue of causation in intelligible, accessible language while offering plenty of research to support key theories. Features: Readable and compelling stories showing the human side of the upsurge in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders. Up-to-date information and analysis of relevant biochemical and medical research. Exploration of popular theories that only explain a small part of the upsurge, plus a realistic critical assessment of widely promoted message by key interest groups and stakeholders. Documented solutions and remedies for individuals, parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763752804
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/25/2009
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

About the Authors xvii

Chapter 1 An Overview of the Book 1

Objectives 1

Content and Purpose 2

Cases of Autism 9

Addressing the Denial 18

What Is Different About This Book 23

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 26

Study and Discussion Questions 27

Chapter 2 Is There an Autism Epidemic? 29

Objectives 29

The Upsurge in the Number of Cases 30

Evolution of the Criteria for Diagnosis 33

Etiology: Speculating About Causes 44

The Definition from Kanner and Asperger Forward 49

Could the Autism Epidemic Be Imagined? 59

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 76

Study and Discussion Questions 77

Chapter 3 Seeking Causes 79

Objectives 79

The Long Arm of the Law 80

Evidence of a Cause-Effect Relation 85

The Dynamic Role of Age and Multiple Toxins 90

Discoveries of Interest 95

A Hopeless Prognosis? 99

We'll Do It Ourselves: Parents Take Action 101

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 107

Study and Discussion Questions 107

Chapter 4 The Mercury Hypothesis 109

Objectives 109

Poisoning by Ethyl Mercury Compared to Autism 110

Why Inject a Potent Neurotoxin into the Bloodstream? 116

Through the Eye of the Needle 120

Follow the Money 122

Prearranged Outcomes 124

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 130

Study and Discussion Questions 130

Chapter 5 Toxins and the Research 133

Objectives 133

Ethyl Mercury and Neurodevelopmental Disorders 134

The Relative Instability of Thimerosal 144

Mercury: More Toxic Than Estimated 151

The Long History of Mercury and Its Toxicity 153

Known Toxicity of Thimerosal 161

Genetic Abnormalities 165

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 166

Study and Discussion Questions 167

Chapter 6 Oxidative Stress 169

Objectives 169

Converging Theories, True Stories, and Inconsistent Denials 170

More Than Genetics 175

Free Radicals Cause Oxidative Stress 179

Oxidative Stress, Autism, and Neurological Disorders 187

Sensible Priorities 188

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 193

Study and Discussion Questions 193

Chapter 7 Vaccines and Diseases 195

Objectives 195

Relief in a Needle 196

The Plot Thickens 202

Experimental Evidence of Vaccine Efficacy 207

Asking and Answering the Hard Questions 216

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 224

Study and Discussion Questions 225

Chapter 8 Thimerosal, Vaccines, and the Law 227

Objectives 227

The Case of Hannah Poling Revisited 229

Determining Facts in Perception, Science, and the Law 234

Communication as the Key to Advances 239

Thimerosal, Vaccines, and the Autism Epidemic 244

The Law, Science, and the Citizen 248

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 253

Study and Discussion Questions 254

Chapter 9 Germs, Genes, and Viruses 257

Objectives 257

Discrete Germs and Viruses as Disease Agents 258

Combating Infections and Disease Conditions Already Under Way 264

Why a Systems View Is Required 274

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 279

Study and Discussion Questions 280

Chapter 10 The Paradigm Shift Under Way 281

Objectives 281

The Military Analogy for the Immune Systems 282

Communication Throughout the Immune Systems 290

Why Accurate Diagnosis Is Crucial to Discovering Causation 297

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 306

Study and Discussion Questions 306

Chapter 11 Diagnosis and Treatment 309

Objectives 309

Improving the Process of Diagnosis 310

Determining the Highest and Best Level of Representation 315

A Scale for Diagnosing the Severity of Communication Disorders 317

Setting the Stage for Treatment 332

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 339

Study and Discussion Questions 339

Chapter 12 Comparing Treatments 341

Objectives 341

Finding Treatments That Work 342

The Health and Wellness Intervention Cycle 346

Results of the ARI Parent Survey 351

The Gastrointestinal Tract as a Central Consideration in Treatment 355

Parents Becoming Medical Detectives 359

The Chelation Alternatives 361

Behavioral Interventions 366

Summing Up and Looking Ahead 371

Study and Discussion Questions 371

Glossary 373

References 399

Index 437

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