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Mental health failure

Mental health failure
April 20, 2012, 05:21:20 AM
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Children who experience severe trauma are three times more likely to suffer from schizophrenia when they grow up, a new study suggests.

And the more severe the childhood trauma, the greater the risk of developing the mental illness, which affects people's emotional responses and ability to think logically, and in some cases, causes serious hallucinations.

"The causes of psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia, are a source of controversy amongst psychiatrists, psychologists and doctors. There is also disagreement about how the disorders are defined. It's not unusual, for example, for a patient to be diagnosed with schizophrenia by one psychiatrist, but as bipolar by another," co-author Richard Bentall said.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/19/childhood-trauma-linked-to-schizophrenia-study

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In a provocative new peer-reviewed study published in Clinical Epigenetics, researchers led by a former FDA toxicologist purport to have found a very real link between HFCS consumption and autism.

The study’s argument is complicated but deeply disturbing. It pieces together what’s known about the genetic and metabolic factors involved with autism, including the growing evidence of a link between autism and mercury and organophosphate pesticide exposure.

Essentially, HFCS can interfere with the body’s uptake of certain dietary minerals — namely zinc. And that, when combined with other mineral deficiencies common among Americans, can cause susceptible individuals to develop autism.

http://grist.org/scary-food/new-study-links-autism-to-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

It just seemed so convenient, and a detail.

No one thought details added up.

Signs of a decaying time.

Re: Mental health failure
March 29, 2014, 01:03:12 AM
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(CNN) -- One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This newest estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all 8-year-old children in 11 states: Alabama, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, Utah and New Jersey.

The incidence of autism ranged from a low of 1 in 175 children in Alabama to a high of 1 in 45 in New Jersey, according to the CDC.

Children with autism continue to be overwhelmingly male. According to the new report, the CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys has autism, 4.5 times as many as girls (1 in 189).

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/27/health/cdc-autism/

At a glance, higher population density, urbanization and the accompanying pollutant concentration are likely suspects. The sickly shall inherit the earth.

Re: Mental health failure
March 29, 2014, 03:11:43 AM
There are lies, there are damned lies, and there are statistics. An autistic person is not "sickly".

The criteria for diagnosis can change overtime more rapidly than can whatever environmental effects may or may not contribute to autism.

In a word, fuck these studies. Autistic kids that I know are the only ones that aren't near totally brain-dead.