Just Published: Evo Aut - The Evolution of Autism Spectrum Disorders
After years of mental agony and delight, I have finally published my first book. Evo Aut is a meta-analysis and narrative about a new theory pertaining to the etiology of autism. I am ecstatic to have finally published it, but I know I have a long road of PR ahead of me. Any feedback about my book and/or PR is greatly appreciated. Also, if you know of anyone who is interested in autism, please spread the word. I have a feeling I will be on these boards often, so it is nice to meet everyone.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) entail a broad range of neurodevelopmental disorders with varied degrees of cognitive, behavioral, and social deficits in 1 in 88 children born in the United States. Recent literature suggests the etiology of ASD is multimodal and complex in the absence of a unifying theory. It is not the intent of the author to examine every potential causational variable within a multi-factorial examination of ASD because the possibilities can be broad, specific, and infinite in design. The analysis of the literature is designed to address the relationship between sociological, psychological, and biological risk factors of ASD through identification of a collective overarching pattern. Economic inequality coincides with an increase in ASD prevalence and could be indicative of an evolutionary process. Resource driven economic expansion, stratification, and consequential social inequality mobilizes social and psychological stress through perpetual activation of the central nervous system - as expressed by oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. By conducting a meta-analysis, the investigation identifies the way in which stress psychophysiologically crosses each discipline in a complex, multimodal design which interweaves maldevelopmental propensities to the fetus.
* Please note that the preview starts in the middle of the book. I want to get past the introduction to autism and showcase the meat of it.