Archive for the ‘Autism Theories’ Category

Dr Humphreys’ Article In the Irish Examiner Didn’t Feel so Good to Parents of Children with Autism

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Dr. Tony Humphreys started quite the disturbance in the autism community on February 3rd when the Irish Examiner published an article he wrote that insinuates a link between parenting and autism. In a nutshell, he argues that a lack of emotional presence in a child’s life will lead to their being detached and emotionally unresponsive. [...]

Could a Missing Gene Cluster Be the Cause of Autism?

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New York researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory think they may have found an important link between our genetic makeup and what causes autism. I won’t pretend to understand gene clusters but allegedly it was hypothesized that people with autism are missing one of the two clusters or only possess one and part of a 27-gene [...]

Studies Link Autism and Antidepressants

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Exploring the Possible Link Between Autism and Antidepressants Researchers from two different organizations, Stanford University and the health insurer, Kaiser Permanente, conducting two unrelated studies believe that they are closer to finding what causes autism. While neither study is conclusive nor does it offer definite answers, each points to reasons why genetics and the environment are factors in [...]