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Now, the trouble is, if you have these adults dysfunctional, you have these children with ADD dysfunctional, and now you have your children dysfunctional with Autism/PDD, you’ve got to start figuring out what this thing is and making sense out of it. One of the reasons for the confusion has been the lack of technology looking at what is going on. When you try to understand it, the only thing that makes any sense is that we’re looking at a normal process gone astray (from a likely combination of factors / influences).

How do many of you feel when you get a cold? You’ll feel ‘spacey’, you’ll feel ‘zoney’. You will feel tired, but you will get better in 3 to 5 days. Now, I’m picking out a cold because a cold is a virus that we know does not go to the brain. So, why should you feel that way? That is your immune system sending signals to the brain. In fighting that virus, it’s also, in theory, shutting down the most vital parts of your brain from that foreign invader. It’s actually trying to protect you. But, if that reaction continues, whether it be an autoimmune reaction for no good reason, or whether it be because there is some low grade virus or other process going on, the brain is not going to reopen.

The idea that we are looking at a viral connection has become, unfortunately, very logical at this point. The idea of a genetically susceptible individual is also there because you do see this running in families in patterns that are undistinguishable. Dr. Courschene at the Scripts Institute in San Diego tried to do a study looking for classic Kanner autistics in the same family. He could not find two children with classic Kanner autism in the same family. I will give you at this point dozens of families with the mother with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or other autoiummune disease, an older child with ADD or variations of attention deficit, and a younger child or two with Autism/PDD.

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