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“Depression,” like “heart attack” is a generalized term covering a variety different conditions with a final, shared path of feelings of sadness and grief coupled with symptoms, such as tearfulness, lack of appetite, insomnia, weight loss, and feelings of despair, hopelessness and sometimes worth
Doctor Erika Nurmi and co-workers at Vanderbilt University recently, using genetic exploration and methods, were able to identify, and separate, a subset of persons with autism who shared savant skills from a much larger group of autistic persons who did not have such skills.
I met my first savant my first day on the job as a psychiatrist. And I have been intrigued with that extraordinary condition ever since.
April 29, 2004 article in The New York Times by Amy Harmon:
Finding out: adults and autism; an answer, but not a cure, for a social disorder
I met my first autistic child in 1955, when I was a second year medical student. That perplexing condition engaged and intrigued me then, and engages and intrigues me still, 52 years later.
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