What is IASO?
IASO is “immature adrenaline systems overreactivity”.
IASO is a physical condition in which adrenaline quickly causes behavior to escalate to abnormal or extreme levels. Usually a person’s adrenaline causes them to behave in extremes only when they face extreme situations. However for those who have not fully developed mature control of their senses, a seemingly minor situation can cause their adrenaline systems to over-activate, which then causes uncontrollable, extreme behaviors.
IASO was discovered by one doctor in the midwest in the 2000′s. It was refined by he and a couple other doctors over past decade. The effects of the adrenaline systems on the brain and on behavior is a niche of medical science which has only been scratched on the surface.
IASO can be managed with adrenaline acting medications which are much safer than psychotropic drugs, and can have more rapid success. Patients have a much larger chance of ceasing the medication entirely upon development of self controls than if this scenario is approached with psychotropic drugs.
The book Hope for the Violently Aggressive Child explains in detail the 4 different adrenaline states which can physiologically cause someone’s behavior to escalate or deviate. The book also presents actual, supportive case histories, including how the various medications were used and how this treatment remine evolved.
To some extent these symptoms were mistaken in DSM-IV as bipolar, or misassociated with other mental illnesses. Since this discovery and treatment were developed in the field in recent years, DSM-V also does not provide this new information.
Another why you will not see literature or advertisements for IASO anywhere else? This treatment method does not require new drugs, psychotropic drugs or otherwise offer any company a new way to make money.
Realizing no company, university or other institution will take the time and expense to share this new solution with the public, Dr. Ankenman decided to do it himself while he still can.
This is why Doctor Ankenman has published this website and a book, and is also why we hope patients and their families who have been helped by the new treatments will help share the information with the rest of America.