I present a new view of schizophrenia and autism. Schizophrenia and autism are viral diseases. Virus infection causes a special form of encephalitis which I call verge encephalitis. Clinical manifestation like behavior changes are protective measures against viral induced brain damage. This presentation summarizes insight on these diseases, which is discussed in other presentations. Both start as acute ailments which may become chronic. I shall deal mainly with autism, yet all this applies also to schizophrenia. 1. Acute Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, 2. Persistent viral colonization in the colon organ. 3. Subclinical viremia 4. Verge encephalitis Confusion is the presenting symptom. Mind fails to sort out what is relevant. Autistic manifestations are protective measures against short term memory flooding. The child attempts to cut down information influx from senses and WOB Manifested clinically as autism or schizophrenia. During autism brain metabolic rate rises and glucose supply does not meet the demand. Brain responds with epileptic seizures. Ketogenic diet may supply the messing energy.

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