Autistic spectrum disorders as functional disconnection syndrome.

  title={Autistic spectrum disorders as functional disconnection syndrome.},
  author={Robert Melillo and Gerald Leisman},
  journal={Reviews in the neurosciences},
  volume={20 2},
We outline the basis of how functional disconnection with reduced activity and coherence in the right hemisphere would explain all of the symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder as well as the observed increases in sympathetic activation. If the problem of autistic spectrum disorder is primarily one of desynchronization and ineffective interhemispheric communication, then the best way to address the symptoms is to improve coordination between areas of the brain. To do that the best approach… CONTINUE READING
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