Posts Tagged "Loyola Hospital"

Weekly Wrap: Alex and His Mom, Autism and Suicide, and Psychiatry’s Hysteria Hangover

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Autism, News

The drama now playing out at Loyola hospital in Chicago, as detailed in Contributing Editor Lisa Goes’ superb reporting for Age of Autism,  is a stark case in point of what so many autism families face — and so many more will — as this epidemic unfolds. Uncomprehending doctors, a community not yet organized to intervene effectively, profoundly disabled young men no longer suited for cutesy ad campaigns, a media scared away by their reluctance to challenge medical authorities … all can be seen in this sad saga. But another part of the story is as old as autism itself:...

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