Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stop Picking on Autism!

All y'all pseudoscience types: GIVE IT A REST WITH THE AUTISM!

I can hardly see the patients for all the quacks about. Today's find:

THE CHILDREN'S MENTAL FOCUS FOUNDATION™ (CMFF), a non profit organization located in Henderson Nevada has discovered a virus that may be linked to children with autism and other mental disorders. CMFF is a "Research Foundation" currently working with doctors that have patients afflicted with mental disorders. This new discovery may help children cope with behavioral problems associated with mental disorders such as Autism, ADD and ADHD, says head of research at CMFF, Rick C. Hunt, PhD who discovered the virus. The virus is called the R1H2 virus. Further evaluations on some 200 additional children who had been diagnosed with Autism, also revealed this same specific virus present in the brain of these children.

The CMFF has already developed a natural technology approach, to cue the children's own immune system to respond correctly to this virus and support the elimination of this virus. The challenge facing the CMFF researchers and their affiliate physician offices across the USA is the task of creating a comprehensive brain healing therapy, so that these children can slowly improve from this disorder.

Hey guise...

There are a lot of diagnoses out there. No reason to hyperfocus on autism.

Might you find new customers for your vitamins and dodgy devices among the sufferers of Lou Gehrig's Disease? Hallervorden-Spatz? Meniere's? The heartbreak of psoriasis?
______________
Heh. They put quoties around "Research Foundation" LOL.

4 comments:

  1. "Further evaluations on some 200 additional children who had been diagnosed with Autism, also revealed this same specific virus present in the brain of these children."

    Without clicking over to their site, my first question would be: Is this virus also present in the brains of healthy children who do not have autism (and please tell me this is determined through a non-invasive procedure!)?

    After clicking, I must have involuntarily whistled. Well, I heard a distinctive "woo" sound, anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well that's a reasonable question, Steelman.

    But a better question might be: What is the R1H2 virus? I've never heard of it. Neither has PubMed.

    Kids, including kids with autism, don't like brain biopsies or lumbar punctures. So how did this PhD guy manage to get tissue samples on 200 of 'em?

    ReplyDelete
  3. So how did this PhD guy manage to get tissue samples on 200 of 'em?

    We had a mad chump in the local hospital who wanted some brain biopsies to look for acristate mitochondria in ME sufferers. He never got approval - but he was also someone who diagnosed someone with the flu, who turned out to have CJD (think he ate too many raw burgers himself)

    ReplyDelete