One must note that autism is one of a number of children's neurological disorders of psychogenic nature, i.e., caused by abusive and traumatic treatment of infants.
European researchers who performed post mortem examinations of autistic children who died from other causes (hyperlinks will be added in the future) found damage to microscopic regions of their brains. These regions are related to motor skills, language and other functions, meaning that damage to them in young children can be manifested in a number of ways, including psychomotor delay, ataxia, speach problems and seizures.
The moral here is that, in the face of mounting scientific evidence, there is persistant denial by American society of the causes of damage to millions of children who are thus traumatized and brain damaged as a consequense of cruel treatment by parents who are otherwise too busy to love and care for their babies.
Title: Revised understandings of psychogenic autism.
Source: International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. Vol 72(4), 1991, 585-591.
The author reserves the term autism to refer solely to pathological conditions. Her view is that autism is a system of protective but alienating autosensual aberrations that have developed to deal with an infantile trauma of seeming to be wrenched away from a mothering person's body.
She suggests that in an unduly fused nursing situation, mother and child had felt undifferentiated from each other.
Thus, the infant had taken it for granted that the mother's body was a permanent part of its body. It was an unbearable shock when this was found out not to be so.
The author conceptualizes the protective autosensual reactive aberrations that develop to deal with this traumatic awareness of bodily separateness. (French, German & Spanish abstracts)
Journal Article: 1992-20300-001.
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Key Phrase Identifiers role of infantile shock of differentiation from mother, children with psychogenic autism Subject Headings *Autistic Children *Early Experience *Early Infantile Autism *Mother Child Relations Children Classification Code Developmental Disorders & Autism  Population Group Human. Childhood (birth-12 yrs). Publication Type Journal Article Publication Year 1991 Update Code 19920601