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.
- 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.
- Includes a DVD with interactive table of contents, 600 test questions, PowerPoint slides with videos and web links, searchable glossary, and more!
Foreword written by Andrew J. Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter One An Overview of the Book
Chapter Two Is There an Autism Epidemic?
Chapter Three Seeking Causes
Chapter Four The Mercury Hypothesis
Chapter Five Toxins and the Research
Chapter Six Oxidative Stress
Chapter Seven Vaccines and Diseases
Chapter Eight Thimerosal, Vaccines, and the Law
Chapter Nine Germs, Genes, and Viruses
Chapter 10 The Paradigm Shift Under Way
Chapter Eleven Diagnosis and Treatment
Chapter Twelve Comparing Treatments
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
John W. Oller Jr., PhD - Hawthorne Regents Professor, Dept.
of Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Stephen D. Oller, PhD - Biological & Health Sciences, Texas A&M University–Kingsville