Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion / Edition 1

Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion / Edition 1

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by Michael Fitzpatrick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415449804

ISBN-13: 9780415449809

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An increased public awareness of autism has resulted in a rising trend of diagnoses, creating the impression of an 'epidemic'. Many parents of children newly diagnosed with autism have been impressed by plausible theories blaming vaccines and other environmental causes. Many have also been captivated by claims that 'biomedical' treatments - including special diets and

Overview

An increased public awareness of autism has resulted in a rising trend of diagnoses, creating the impression of an 'epidemic'. Many parents of children newly diagnosed with autism have been impressed by plausible theories blaming vaccines and other environmental causes. Many have also been captivated by claims that 'biomedical' treatments - including special diets and supplements, detoxification and medications - can achieve dramatic results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415449809
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Introduction: when quackery kills 1

2 Toxic childhood 14

3 Age of autism 26

4 Angry parents 37

5 Unorthodox biomedics 57

6 Genes or toxins? 76

7 MMR: ten years on 88

8 Mercury and beyond 99

9 From diet to detox 114

10 Treatment issues 130

11 Conclusion: being appropriately critical 142

Bibliography 148

Index 162

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Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS is what people should be reading. NOT Jenny Mccarthy or Andrew Wakefield or any of those idiots. Now, if only this book were cheaper...