Archive for March, 2011

Psyche-Smart autism http://goo.gl/OtkP5

Mar 17 2011 Published by under Asperger's

Getting there: Psyche-Smart Autism Book is about to be published. Sixteen years of blood, sweat and tears are finally about to materialize into something hopefully can help many struggling families. You may find out more
here: http://goo.gl/OtkP5
or here: http://goo.gl/N8RUg

Book highlights and learning objectives:

 from a highly sensitive doctor on a journey of self-discovery, unlock autism secrets:
 A reachable goal: autistic, communicative, consistent, congenial, happy & thriving… all in one person!
 Practical easy-to-perform screening tool for autism as early as 2 months of age and throughout life
 When and how autistic children/adults thrive
 How to delay the appearance of autism – learn the triggers you need to avoid and the behaviors you need to adopt
 Substantial emotional relief to struggling parents: why autistics behave the way they do
 A paradigm shift in parent-child relationship from caregiver for a sick child to proud parent of a quirky child who constantly craves learning!
 Step-by-step integrated approach, including unique behavioral tools necessary to raise autistic children from pregnancy to well-adjusted, social adults
 Step-by-step approach to medical and nutritional care for autistic children & adults
 Comprehensive practical advice on social and interpersonal issues management from puberty to old age
 Revealing insights on ADHD & PTSD

Rami Serhan, MD
http://sovereignresearch.org
http://sovereignresearch.org/psychesmartautismtm
https://autismtm.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/hspevolved?feature=mhum

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Cannabis edibles in autism: could it help tamp down the threat

Mar 03 2011 Published by under Asperger's

Cannabis edibles in autism: could it help tamp down the threat

As you might know I had promised not to comment on lay journal articles about autism. It has obviously been overdone and I would not be adding much by doing that. However, a news article about a mother who used marijuana to improve her autistic son’s sociability and other interactive traits caught my eye. Of course anyone who has used pot can tell you that it relaxes, mallows and removes the edge.

This is apparently due to cannabis ability to tamp down the activity of the stress system. This system is particularly overactive in autistics and gives them an overinflatedsense of fear. Fear in turn leads to withdrawal. So what we have here is a highly protective sense of self-preservation. This is manifested through fear of engaging with strangers, fear of adventure and so many other forms of fear that can be crippling to many.

Cannabis or pot can temporarily ease the grip of this inhibitory process to allow an autistic person to be more outwardly. This is obviously not a treatment or a cure but who needs to be cured of who they are anyway. This is however a way to let autistics get over a crisis in which they find themselves overly introspective, more than their usual self.

Rami Serhan, MD
consultant@sovereignresearch.org
http://sovereignresearch.org/psychesmartautismtm
http://www.youtube.com/user/hspevolved?feature=mhum

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