Students of popular science and parents of autistic children will want to hear The Myth of Autism: How a Misunderstood Epidemic is Destroying Our Children, by Dr. Michael Goldberg (with Elyse Goldberg). Dr. Goldberg, a practicing doctor with decades of experience, challenges many of the most commonly held assumptions about this increasingly visible condition. Among Dr. Goldberg's theses is the idea that autism, correctly understood, is not a condition at all but a disease that can be treated with diet and medication. Narrator Clinton Wade gives a clear and measured reading of the research and experience Dr. Goldberg relies upon to make this controversial claim. While occasionally daunting to the lay-listener, The Myth of Autism is nevertheless filled with fascinating and unorthodox ideas.
Everyone seems to agree that we have an epidemic of what is diagnosed as autism. But, in the history of our society, there has never been "an epidemic" of any developmental or genetic disorder. Yet, over the span of 30 years, autism has gone from affecting one in 5,000 children to one in 90, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what is this "autism", which has come to affect the lives of so many? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Goldberg and his colleagues illustrate why autism must be a symptom of a treatable, neurological disease that attacks the brain’s immune system.
Through Goldberg’s personal anecdotes, case studies, and original research, you will come to understand that autism is:
In order to save children from the disease and social stigma of autism, Dr. Goldberg unpacks the myth behind the illness and provides a wealth of diagnostic and treatment information that will transform your own life and the lives of those around you.
©2011 Dr. Michael J.Goldberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
very good book, therapy-oriented. i was hoping for a wider discussion about the theory and less about treatment but for people dealing with autism in their day to day routine it's a must.
i would love to buy a book that talks about the theory in a wider aspect, without therapy issues.
Informative and interesting. Worth reading if you have a child who's been diagnosed autistic. M
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