PANDAS can see that autism can happen at any time, in response to an illness. This research paper goes further linking any immune stressor to physically changing the brain chemistry/biology to improve your chances at living. You actually avoid human contact and wash more often - on a subconscious level. Manifest as ASD and OCD and others.
You have seen the opposite in mice infected with a parasite, who seem more attracted to cats, - https://www.nature.com/news/parasite-makes-mice-lose-fear-of-cats-permanently-1.13777
"The results are novel, as this sensitive and comprehensive testing has revealed how prenatal and early postnatal immune activation may regulate core behavioral signs associated with ASD and certain other developmental disorders through changes in signal flow between different structural components of behavior-driving neural circuits," said Bolshakov. "These findings may be of a significant translational value, as they provide important clues to understanding the mechanisms of these disorders and potentially their treatment."
i read this article as well it was in the autism magazine they give you at the NAS show, makes really interesting reading. The article was basically saying if a child has been diagnosed with either OCD or an ASC the question should be asked have they had a recent infection that has initiated an abnormal immune response.
Hi Bookworm, thanks for chiming in.
Yes, and that infection could happen any time, before or after birth. I got a little excited - don't exactly know why. I guess I learned something new. I just find this fascinating.
My mum did have an infection just before my birth. Of course, asking if you have had any infections should be key in ASD tests from now on. But they probably will ask for evidence, so they don't skew the stats. I just now have the next stage of my ADHD assessment and it asks about birth and childhood infections. But nothing like that in my ASD assessment yet.
It's been noticed that PANDAS can be confused for other conditions, so they want to eliminate false diagnosis.
Lagrangian said:My mum did have an infection just before my birth. Of course, asking if you have had any infections should be key in ASD tests from now on. But they probably will ask for evidence, so they don't skew the stats. I just now have the next stage of my ADHD assessment and it asks about birth and childhood infections. But nothing like that in my ASD assessment yet.
PANDAS aren't autism. To alleviate your concerns in the other thread about PANDAS, you can't "catch" autism either.
Yep thats basically the same as the article I read, interesting, if only it were that simple..
They'll probably say there's not enough evidence based research to include that yet, its changing all the time, just think how much the NHS could save if they properly invested in ASC research to find if there is a conclusive cause and treatment, millions and potentially a lot of heartache for people if it were treatable/avoidable.
Simple... Just looking for explanations.
Did you an autism diagnosis can be reversed? dr. Atwood did for a patient. Said he was now the not Aspergers side of the spectrum. Simple.
And autism can be confused with other conditions like narcissism.
edited to remove cure for autism. Autism cannot be cured. As I have said many times on his forum. Autism is a life long condition.
However, Narcissism is very real.
Lagrangian said:Did you know autism can be cured as well? dr. Atwood did for a patient. Said he was now the wrong side of the spectrum. Simple.
Do you have a peer reviewed paper? It would make interesting reading.
Lagrangian said:And autism can be confused with other conditions like narcissism.
That's something for you to consider then.
you are right it's an evolving topic. They used to just lock people up. Tell them they are crazy. And then after a lifetime says sorry, you are not crazy. but by then it's too late. It causes a lot of mental health problems. that can't always be solved.
I think the government and researchers are right to try an find cures and investigate. It's wrecking a lot of people lives permanently.
We can't help everyone though.
I'm not sure it can be cured but if there is a cause e.g if it is linked to say checken pox or scarlet fever then that could be cured but not the autism Im not sure thats possible?
I'd also say narcissism is a whole different ball game as well, not sure where that's come from?