(NaturalNews) Autism was once thought to be a psychological disorder because of the lack of eye contact that is hallmark in the child with autism. But autism cannot be treated and cured with psycho-therapy or psychotropic drugs.
Autism is not a medical disorder that can be diagnosed with an X-ray or MRI and then cured with drugs or surgery. A lack of drugs is not the cause of autism! On the contrary, too much pharmaceutical intervention has been implicated as one of the multifactorial causes of autism. Autism is actually a neurodevelopment disorder according the University of California, San Francisco, Berkeley and others.
The rising tide
In 1980 there were 1 in 1,000 children with autism; measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines were administered separately for a number of years prior to 1980 with only slight increases in the incidence of child autism. That is until the introduction of the MMR vaccine in 1979. Following the start of this triple vaccine, the incidence of childhood autism showed a sharp and dramatic increase . This increase has in recent times blossomed into full-scale epidemic proportions. And we are asleep at the switch.
While better diagnostic criteria and abilities may account for some of the rise in numbers through today, the real numbers could be way higher than reported by the CDC. On closer scrutiny of the latest CDC document, the current extrapolation for autism numbers used 8 year old children born in the year 2,000 to raise the shocking number of 1 in 88 children’s risk for autism. This is not a true reflection of what the autism rates really are and the real rate of autism will be much higher – as high as 1 in 25 according to estimates made by the Big Pharma embattled Dr. Andrew Wakefield.