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Is either asperger's or autism caused by too much brain plasticity?
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Two different concepts; plasticity really is more about a kind of ''understudy'' capacity.

In brief: No
Two different concepts; plasticity really is more about a kind of ''understudy'' capacity.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unrelated
We use the concept of brain plasticity to reflect our understanding of observed differences in kids/adults.
A 1 year old & a 50 yo can suffer the same insult to the brain and have quite a different outcome. Since the immature brain has not formed all its connections, the 1 yo has a greater "plasticity" to form connections that bypass an injury. The 50 yo does not. It has nothing to do with autism.

In brief: Unrelated
We use the concept of brain plasticity to reflect our understanding of observed differences in kids/adults.
A 1 year old & a 50 yo can suffer the same insult to the brain and have quite a different outcome. Since the immature brain has not formed all its connections, the 1 yo has a greater "plasticity" to form connections that bypass an injury. The 50 yo does not. It has nothing to do with autism.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
In brief: No
Both are "variations on a symphonic theme" and are treatable by the use of bionutrients.
There is evidence in the medical literature that they are on a spectrum of severity caused by damage to mitochondria, the engines of the cell. This would suggest that there is not enough plasticity rather than too much.

In brief: No
Both are "variations on a symphonic theme" and are treatable by the use of bionutrients.
There is evidence in the medical literature that they are on a spectrum of severity caused by damage to mitochondria, the engines of the cell. This would suggest that there is not enough plasticity rather than too much.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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