Studies Finds Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids

A new study shows that mutations associated with autism block the action of brain molecules that act on the same receptors that marijuana’s active chemical acts on. Endocannabinoids are molecules that affect memory, learning, pain, and other important processes. They share a similar chemical structure with THC, the primary psychoactive component of marijuana. Endocannabinoids naturally […]

New Discovery May Lead to Predicting Autism Before the Age of Two

The Greenwood Genetic Center, commonly known as the GCC, working closely with a company called Biolog, Inc. has made an exceptional discovery leading scientists to develop a more comprehensive awareness and understanding in the field of autism research. Scientists refer to the study of autism as autism spectrum disorders, also known as ASD’s. Luigi Boccuto, […]

Follow-up to Asperger’s Syndrome Removal from DSM-5

Last month the American Psychiatry Association (APA) published the most recently revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders which has been commonly referred to as the ‘bible of mental health disorders’. This latest edition revised and revamped its 18 year predecessor including changing the way the ranges of Autism were […]

Documentary Influences a Change in France’s Autisim Policy

A year ago a movie was released known as “Le Mur”, translated means “The Wall”. The movie was a documentary and an in depth study of the treatment of two autistic children utilizing an American model of treatment and a French model of treatment. It was part of an ongoing process to change France’s treatment […]