Major research into autism planned
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Joined: Sep 2006
Posted: 04/09/2006 20:08Hello Nancy, my Grandson has been diagnosed with autisim. and like you I feel it was due to his birth. exactly the same happened at his birth. How far has research gone into autism. when will we know some answers.
Joined: Dec 2005
Posted: 22/02/2006 17:49my name is nancy. and my young 3 year old son has autistic features. he had a horrific delivery when he was born. massive injuries to his head, also cerebral edema and subdural hematomas in temporal lobes. the obstetrician severely misued the vacuum extractor and my baby had a subgaleal hematoma from it, which is fatal. he had seizures, and low apgar scores and transfered out to another hospital for one week. look, as far as i am concerned, anything that can hurt the brain can result with autistic behaviors. as far a genetics go, for some families, yes it can run in it. i have not one living relative alive in this planet with such a diagnosis. just like the diagnosis of mental retardation a whole lot of things could cause this handicapp, genetics, trauma, enviornmental, etc. not one entity. autism is only genetic for some. not everyone with autism has a known genetic correlation. we dont. i blame the severe head injuries at birth for my son autistic behaviors, in which are mild.
Joined: Oct 2003
Posted: 16/10/2003 01:09I have come to live in Ireland recently and was the main researcher at the ICRA Research Institute in UK which developed a treatment programme for Autism, connecting gut dysbiosis with brain chemistry in ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders) this also focused on mercury and heavy metal poisoning. I am surprised at the lack of concern here or in fact knowledge of these latest developments and treatments which can produce life changing results in Autistic children.
Joined: Oct 2002
Posted: 04/12/2002 14:01In our experience in Australia, there appears to be several possible causes for the rising numbers of children born with autism. They appear to be genetic, vaccination & environmental exposure to toxic chemicals. Those "science discovers another gene" announcements fail to explain why more human genes are faulty, and does not reveal the damage toxic chemicals can cause in human reproductive cells. New research into environmental causes of autism at UC Davis USA should be interesting.
Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance
Joined: Apr 2001
Posted: 23/08/2001 13:02I like to compare autism with cancer. There are different cancers and different triggers that can cause cancer to develop.
It would be very interesting to find out if there are triggers for autism. What we need are some early test or a screening method that can identify children that may develop autism.
Joined: Jun 2001
Posted: 13/08/2001 12:31Recent research carried out in London implicates MMR vaccination and pesticides both airborn and waterborn. In my own experience, the synergistic effect of individual sensitivity and man made pollutants from many different sources, have combined to produce a bewildering array of debilitating medical conditions. In these days of multiple chemical pollution, it will be virtually impossible to trace the culprit because of this synergistic effect. In order to improve my own health I had to work through layers of emotional and physical stressors and pollutants. I still havent reached the bottom, although I do feel better.
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