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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

A Discourse about Autism Spectrum Disorders from the Aspect of Gender Relevancies of Biopsychology and Brain Research

  • Open or Close Lehel Simon*

    Levente Szilagyi Entactex Pharma Research Project, Hungary

    *Corresponding author: Lehel Simon, Hungary

Submission: August 09, 2017; Published: August 22, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2017.01.000507

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume1 Issue2


Asperger-autism (in its earlier name “autistic psychopaty”) has been scientifically considered as a type of „male-brain disorder” since 1991 (Baron- Cohen theory). One reason for this is that these patients produce extremely low results, their divergent functions are hindered and the proportion of male-female is approximately 6:1 with this disease. Our article though mainly focuses on the childhood psychotic autists (thinking of Kanner syndrome and Rett-syndrome) with whom the convergent functions are damaged and divergent functions even more looking at them from a personality psychological perspective.

The lack of emotional relations is not replaced by the “savant” characteristics (see Asperger syndrome) but by their immersing into stereotypic instincts. In other words: they compensate their divergent intrinsic emotions with imitated convergences (eg: the monotonus “convergence obsessed” logic of hammering, wringing hands etc.) Today’s science cannot declare this to be convergent, especially for the fact that psychotic autist patients prove to be weak at convergence, but the male/female proportion reflects on notable facts (with Kanner syndrome it is 3:1 or 4:1, while Rett syndrome only affects females) as well as the lack of positive divergence (eg: emotional adaptation). An even more blatant fact is the inability to produce real cognitive convergence ant its replacement with instinct convergences (in our hypothesis this is the stereotypic element in autism); and because it is an obsessional instinct driven by the unconscious, it corresponds divergence in the classic view. Can we declare Kanner and Rett syndromes to be basically female brain disorders? We are looking for an answer to this in our paper with a discussion about the functional applicableness of LORETA- EEG, fMRI and FDG-PET-MRI, opening a new approach in autism research.

Keywords:Autism; Brain hemispheres; Gender

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