Autism Spectrum Disorder: Neurological Not Psychological
John, 26, recently reunited with his biological mother, Lorie, who placed him for adoption at birth when she was 15.
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John, who has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, says Lorie is his “best friend.” He also denies being inappropriate with her but admits that he sometimes loses his temper and has been physically aggressive.
John says it upsets him when Dan and his half-sisters say he’s being “creepy” with Lorie or call him a “monster.” All he really wants is for his family to accept him for who he is.
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Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, co-founder of the Lawlis Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity (PNP) Center and author of the book: “The Autism Answer” joins the conversation.
Noting that autism is a neurological issue, not a psychological one, Dr. Lawlis discusses various facets of the disorder which could be contributing to John’s aggressive behavior.
When John is offered the opportunity to undergo a full evaluation at the PNP Center, does he accept?
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