Paul Shattock and his colleagues first discovered the opioid-peptide connection with autism when studying the research on the behavioural effects of opioids, such as morphine, on animals.
One of the most common responses on hearing that a child has depression is, 'But what does he/she have to be depressed about?' While it is possible that ‘depression’ is overdiagnosed in young children, some children do suffer from depression.
It’s assumed that we’re either the result of nature or nurture. But with the advent of an increasingly toxic environment, there is now a third element - noxious agents.