Speaking about the violation of contact with the outside world, we do not mean that the autistic child is completely isolated from his environment in terms of perception. The autist, of course, establishes a connection with the outside world (and this is the “loophole”, thanks to which we can help him overcome the developmental delay and establish feedback with others), but makes it accessible to him.
For example, he can play toys, but without the plot development of the game, without its symbolic construction – let’s say, he will drive the machine monotonously left and right. An autistic child will be in the sandbox with the children, but will not enter into direct contacts, will not continue their game, because he is not able to emotionally “get involved” in someone else’s symbolic order. Autists cannot emotionally “approach” another person, figuratively try on themselves his joy or physical pain. An autistic child hears and sees, but does not understand the meaning of emotions. Continue reading
Currently, in pediatrics and pedopsychiatry there is a relentless search for adequate methods of treatment and prevention of neuropsychiatric disorders of children, especially at an early age. In particular, such therapy methods include the use of ergotropic drugs, the active principle of which is levocarnitine (L-carnitine), akin to the B vitamins.
As presented in the reviews of I.L. Brina, V.M. Cousin
and other authors, carnitine was discovered in 1905 by Russian scientists V.S. Gulevich and R. Krinberg, who discovered it in the tissues of the striated muscles of mammals, and in the 1950s. established its vitamin-like effect. Continue reading