France's Psychoanalysis Autism Treatment 'Shame'
    By Hank Campbell | April 28th 2012 12:30 AM | 2 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    France is not exactly known for being pro-science (nor is Europe generally) but when it comes to autism, they are decidedly anti-science.

    For decades, France has turned its back on the latest scientific thinking and treats autism as a form of psychosis. Instead of using behavioral therapy (developed in the 1970s and '80s in the US and Canada and now the norm in most of the world) to treat autistic children, stimulating and rewarding them to develop the skills they need to function in society, France puts its faith in psychoanalysis. Freud would be proud but most of the world is shocked.

    Maybe France is getting the world back for not embracing the metric system.  For autism campaigners, it is one of the most serious health scandals of our times.


    France's autism treatment 'shame' By Hugh Schofield BBC News




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    UvaE
    In January 2012, after a French psychiatrist successfully sued filmmaker Sophie Robert, their courts censored her film The Wall, which examines the typical treatment of autistic children in their country.
    Maybe France is getting the world back for not embracing the metric system.
    ??? But the world outside of the U.S. is embracing the metric system! 

    That's it. That gives me license to joke about how France's nutty psychiatric methods must be due to the radiation from the country's heavy reliance on nuclear energy! :)
    Hank
    But the world outside of the U.S. is embracing the metric system! 

    There is a world outside the US???