PSYCHE-SMART AUTISM TM TABLE OF CONTENTS:

THE INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO AUTISTIC, ASPERGER’S & SENSITIVE
PERSONALITIES FROM THE WOMB TO LONGEVITY

EMPOWERING PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN, SENSITIVE
OR AUTISTIC ADULTS, AND DOCTORS

RAMI J SERHAN, MD
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COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
CHILDREN’S QUESTIONNAIRE:
ADULT QUESTIONNAIRE:
PROLOGUE
I- INTRODUCTION:
A- THOMAS JEFFERSON’S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL
B- MR. EINSTEIN IS LOOKING FOR A JOB:
II- INNATE SENSITIVITY & AUTISM                                                           
NEUROBIOLOGIC BASIS OF INNATE SENSITIVITY IN AUTISM
BACKGROUND
EVIDENCE FOR THE 80% - 20% INSENSITIVITY – SENSITIVITY CONTINUUM IN
HUMANS:
GENETIC LINK IN HUMANS: HERITABILITY OF SENSITIVITY TO STRESS
SCREENERS VS NON-SCREENERS
BEHAVIORAL CURVE BALL TRADITION
BEHAVIORAL ACTIVATION/INHIBITION SYSTEMS
HABITUATION TO NOVELTY
SENSITIVITY ACROSS EARTH DWELLERS
BEHAVIORAL CLUES TO EMOTIONAL AROUSABILITY DIFFERENCES:
Very high emotional arousability:
High emotional arousability:
Moderate emotional arousability:
Low emotional arousability:
III- BEGINNING OF LIFE TO PRE-SCHOOL:
STRESS IN THE WOMB:
FIRST 6 MONTHS OF LIFE & EARLY CHILDHOOD:
IMPACT OF STRESS ON NEWBORNS:
Immediate consequences of stress:
Increased vigilance
Indiscriminate focus
Learning while alarmed
Fear learning
Inhibition of growth
Reduced appetite
Increased cardiovascular tone:
Long-term consequences of stress:
First 6 months of life
1- Labor & delivery
2- Response to novelty:
3- Post-partum depression:
4- Consistency in care
5- Bonding & neglect
6- Financial difficulties & feuding
Early childhood & pre-school
1- Trust
2- Autonomy
3- Initiative & experimentation
4- Industriousness
A PREAMBLE ON COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT [LEARNING] IN SENSITIVE
CHILDREN:
WHAT DETERMINES THE TIMING OF THE EMERGENCE OF THE AUTISTIC
PERSONALITY?
1- the magnitude of stress
2- the degree of sensitivity to stress
IV- SCHOOL AGE THROUGH ADULTHOOD
A- SCHOOL AGE [SOCIAL CHILDHOOD]
Background
Structure & discipline
Better affinity with adults than other children:
Differential learning competency:
Self-esteem
Educational system disability [Concrete vs. abstract learning]
B- PUBERTY AND TEENAGE YEARS
Rejection
Well-adjusted vs. self-adjusted:
Individual Identity vs. Extended Adolescence:
Teenagers and substance abuse:
C- COLLEGE YEARS [EARLY ADULTHOOD]
Background:
College years and rebellion:
Sociopolitical vs. academic:
Rebellion in personal life
Saving others:
On the choice of majors for college:
D- ADULTHOOD
1- Childhood during adulthood:
2- Preaching and teaching vs. conversation:
3- Solitude & maintenance:
4- Highlights on sensitive people and socializing
5- Risk of becoming a slave driver when in command:
6- How does an adult tell he or she had insecure attachment as children:
7- Forgetfulness
8- Self-confidence
9- Trust
V- HORMONAL ROLE IN ORDERLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
A- THYROID
Physiology
Developmental effects of hypothyroidism
Developmental effects of hyperthyroidism
What can I do as a parent?
B- GROWTH HORMONE (GH)
Physiology & deficiency
What about GH excess
C- BABY FACE PERSISTENCE:
D- THE STRESS RESPONSE:
Overview of the stress system: focus on LHPA [limbic hypothalamic pituitary adrenal] axis
Stress & stressors:
Description of the stress response:
Functional anatomy of the stress system cascade:
1- Perception and Realization of Stressor:
2- Central Stress Response Discharge:
3- Peripheral Stress Response Implementation:
4- Tissue-specific Stress Response Differentiation:
5- Loop completion – negative feedback:
The inappropriate stress response:
Overview of the stress system: focus on Sympathetic / Parasympathetic system:
E- BRIEF PREAMBLE ON THE ROLE OF SEX HORMONES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT:
Dissecting the science behind the “topic”:
VI- WHAT CAN YOU DO: THE 3-STEP WHOLISTIC APPROACH
ACKNOWLEDGE
CELEBRATE
REDIRECT & GROW
Some BEHAVIORAL requirements for growth
1- The bond:
2- Risk in neglect:
3- Introducing family & friends into your child’s life:
4- Introducing strangers into your child’s life:
5- Is it “normal” for babies to cry?
6- What if your child does not smile at you?
7- Making eye contact:
8- Designing a suitable bedroom for your baby
9- A sense of purpose:
10- Semi-automatic brain:
11- Attention span
12- Little justice vs. big justice:
13- curiosity:
14- Gender exclusivity in raising children:
15- Encouraging and embracing failure:
16- First impressions
17-Lack of conformity to uniformity
18-What if things don’t go our way?
19-Freedom of expression:
20- Sensitive children and IQ:
21- Sleep in children:
22- “Picky” eating:
23- Tough love:
24- Your son vs. your father:
25- Never use threats to “control” your child:
26-Teach your child never to please or apologize:
27-Never use any definition of normal:
28- Never compare your child to anyone else:
29- Never use your child for entertaining:
30- Professional help vs. loving care:
31- Applied Behavior Analysis:
32- The happy sensitive child/adult:
Some MEDICAL requirements for growth:
1- Stress management:
2-        Hormonal hierarchy & order:
3-        Neurotransmitters:
4-        Parasites and other gastrointestinal problems
5-        Food sensitivities:
6- provocative skin conductance test:
7- toxicity:
Some Dietary & exercise requirements for growth:
1-        Diet
2-        Exercise
VII- ADULT & INTERPERSONAL ISSUES MANAGEMENT
HOW TO CORRECT FOR AND CONQUER A TRAUMATIC PAST EXPERIENCE:
ON MEETING STRANGERS
INTRODUCTION TO PARTNERS, RELATIONSHIPS & SEXUALITY
ON DATING
ON INTIMACY
ON THE CHOICE OF PARTNERS
SENSITIVE & INSENSITIVE IN A RELATIONSHIP
ON WEDDINGS
SENSITIVE WOMEN & MOTHERHOOD:
ON LIBIDO
SEXUALITY
General state of emotional arousal
Task specific state of arousal (sexual arousal)
Women’s inorgasmia (orgasmic problems):
Male specific issues
IS SENSITIVITY SYNONYMOUS WITH BEING LESBISN/GAY?
DIVERSE TOPICS IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
1-        Regression to childhood behavior on distress:
2-        Selective Competitiveness:
3-        Longing and yearning:
4-        Logic ‘it’s a gift & a curse!’
5- perceived vs. actual threat:
6- What if things don’t go our way?
7- Idioms, subtleties and body language:
8- building alliances:
9- when sensitive people thrive – sense of mission:
10- anxiety on demand for performance:
11- on being advisors:
12- Work, Money and Wealth:  
13- Means of corporate enslavement & discrimination against sensitive people:
14- quitting and starting over:
15- retirement
16- hunches & intuitions:
17- sleep & dreams
18- High rollers:
19- Worrying
20- Physical and Social Clumsiness
21- fatigue:
22- on invisibility & being ignored:
23- Anger
24- depression & anti-depressants:
25- therapy:
26- pain & somatization
27- when the shoe is on the other foot: Sensitives overwhelm others [parental behavior]:
28- Judgment and wisdom
29- Risk in opposing natural tendencies
30- sensitive people, altruism & the evening joke:
31- creating & drawing controversy
32- SHAME, PRIDE & SELF-VALIDATION:
33- An introvert or an extravert:
VIII- OTHER PHYSIOLOGIC CORRELATES OF AUTISM:
1- DEHYDRATION
2- FUNCTIONAL URINARY FREQUENCY
3- MIGRAINES & TENSION HEADACHES
4- SEASONAL AFFECTIVE TRANSFORMATION, THE WAR WITHIN
5- FIBROMYALGIA
6- HYPERSENSITIVE AIRWAYS
7- EXERCISE TOLERANCE
8- URINARY INCONTINENCE (ENURESIS); FECAL INCONTINENCE
9- PSORIASIS
10- HYPOGLYCEMIA:
11- CONSTIPATION:
12- RISK OF PARKINSON’S:
13- PTSD [POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER]
IX- SUBMISSIVE YOUNG MEN PHENOMENON:
BACKGROUND & CASE PRESENTATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD
AGE 6-10
AGE 11-15
AGE 16-18
AGE 19
AGE 20-23
AGE 24-CURRENT
X- MYTHS DISPELLED
MYTH 1: AUTISTIC PEOPLE OBSERVE ALL RULES TO THE DEGREE OF OBSESSION:
MYTH 2: AUTISTIC PEOPLE LACK EMOTION:
MYTH 3: AUTISTIC PEOPLE LACK EMPATHY [CANNOT PUT THEMSELVES IN
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES]:
MYTH 4: AUTISTIC PEOPLE ARE INFERIOR HUMANS:
MYTH 5: AUTISTIC PEOPLE ARE BORING:
MYTH 6: AUTISTIC PEOPLE LACK IMAGINATION:
MYTH 7: AUTISTIC PEOPLE ARE NOT SOCIAL BEINGS:
MYTH 8: AUTISM IS A “DISORDER”, MAINLY OF BOYS:
MYTH 9: AUTISTIC PEOPLE HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOR
XI- AUTISM AND VACCINES
XII- AUTISTIC LIBERATION PRAYER:
XIII- A WORD ON ADH PERSONALITY [SYMPATHETIC DOMINANCE EFFECTS]
GENERAL & BACKGROUND
SPECIFIC CASE FOR GIRLS
EPILOGUE
XIV- APPENDIX:
A- SALIVARY TESTING OF HORMONES:
B- FOOD INTOLERANCE AND ALLERGIES
C- ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
XV- SELECTED REFERENCES & FURTHER READING
XVI- GLOSSARY:
XVII- SUBJECT INDEX:
Table of Contents
Testimonials
Provider Directory
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