Must-have book for your GP -

- and other medical professionals. Parents should inform themselves using the information in this book.

The frequent dismissal of medical conditions by health professionals is a major reason for patients with ASD being sent to residential care. If you have symptoms - perhaps paintful symptoms - and are unable to express them verbally, it is likely your behaviour will deteriorate. If there is no reason for deteriorating behaviour, the easy route is to diagnose a 'mental disorder' and pass the problem on. In some cases, the problem is not solved for decades.

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