Autism Definition to Change: CBCD Asks, “Why Now?”

A “too broad” definition of autism does not lessen the fact that there is, without a doubt, more adults and children experiencing mental, emotional, and behavioral disabilities within the autism spectrum than at any other time in history.
 
 
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April 9, 2012 - PRLog -- In January, an expert panel assigned by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) put forward a proposition to change the definition of autism by narrowing the criteria for diagnosis. The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) asks, “Why now?”

According to the New York Times, “many experts have privately contended that the vagueness of the current criteria for autism and related disorders like Asperger syndrome was contributing to the increase in the rate of diagnoses – which has ballooned to one child in 100, according to some estimates.”

However, the CBCD asserts that a “too broad” definition of autism does not lessen the fact that there is, without a doubt, more adults and children experiencing mental, emotional, and behavioral disabilities within the autism spectrum than at any other time in history.

What is the real motivation behind a change in definitions? Is it financial? Who benefits from a change in definition? It certainly is not the families of those suffering from autism…no matter what level of intensity the disorder expresses itself. In fact, the complete opposite is true. Under the newly proposed guidelines, many of the families currently covered will lose state-backed services that help offset the disorders’ disabling effects.

Moreover, the CBCD cautions that the new definition may falsely lower the numbers of those diagnosed with autism…while the unknown factors that cause the range of disabilities in the autism spectrum will continue to cause neural development problems.

Sadly, those individuals who are only mildly affected, instead of being completely disabled, by these unknown factors will simply have no recourse under the new guidelines.

While the families of those suffering from autism must wait for the American Psychiatric Panel’s announcements regarding the new definition of the disorder, the CBCD encourages the NHS and other governmental funding organizations to begin studies into the origin of autism based on science first brought to light by Dr. Hanan Polansky.

The relevant government agencies may be unaware of the relationship between foreign DNA and Autism as explained by the Microcompetition theory.

The CBCD points out that the science that explains this relationship is described in Dr. Hanan Polansky’s “Purple Book” entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” and has been available as a free public access download from the CBCD website since 2003.

In fact, over 5,000 scientists around the world have read the book, including some at the NIH such as Dr. Sivasubramanian Baskar, PhD, who said, “At first, I wish to congratulate Dr. Hanan Polansky for his scientific bravery to take such a unique, novel approach to further stimulate our understanding of the origin and establishment of chronic diseases. The philosophy underscored is an excellent one … The amazing correlation between theoretical predictions and observed in vivo effects seem to bring us a step closer to a deeper understanding of such complex biologic processes.”

A better understanding of the Theory of Microcompetition may lead to a better understanding of austism as a whole.

The CBCD endorses Dr. Polansky’s theory and invites family doctors, pediatricians, scientists, the media, and the public to contact us on this issue.

For more information on the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Polansky, please visit http://www.cbcd.net or call 585-250-9999.

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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD, http://www.cbcd.net) is a research center recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. The mission of the CBCD is to advance the research on the biology of chronic diseases, and to accelerate the discovery of treatments for these diseases.

The CBCD published the “Purple” book entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” written by Dr. Hanan Polansky. The book presents Dr. Polansky’s highly acclaimed scientific theory on the relationship between the DNA of latent (chronic) viruses and the onset of chronic diseases. Dr. Polansky’s book is available as a free download from the CBCD website.
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