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Monday 11 August 2014

The REAL Reason Autism is on the Rise

Get that?  Oxytocin - a hormone that is catalyzed by hugs, good deeds and other forms of sociology-committing help autistic kids become more social.  So what do you think happens when oxytocin is reduced, when parents have less time to engage with their kids, when they are taught that the only pursuits that are worthwhile are those with immediate ROI?
Could a war against sociology be responsible for increased autism diagnoses?
Of course, I'm not a doctor and have done no studies.  I personally don't even believe our current understanding and framing for autism is sufficiently in-depth enough for any such proclamations to have much merit.
Still - it's worth thinking about, isn't it?  Unless you're mind's already made up, that is.


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