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Learn More About Autism

There Is No Single Type of Autism, But Multiple

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that leads to significant challenges in a child’s communication, relationships, social skills, and self-regulation. This “spectrum condition” is defined by a certain set of behaviors that can commonly affect people at early childhood. Although there is no single cause of autism, and early recognition can offer a child the required support, which can ensure ample opportunities and quality of life for them.

Different Types of Autism

The US-based Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used by doctors to evaluate a variety of psychiatric disabilities. After the launch of the fifth edition, DMS-5 has diagnosed five different types of ASD, like –

a) Intellectual Injuries

b) Language Impairment

c) Genetic Condition/ Environmental Factors

d) Neurodevelopment/ Behavioral Disorders

e) Catatonia

In addition to the above-mentioned attributes, several autism patients were also examined with one or more specifies.

The DSM-5 has further divided the symptoms of autism into two distinct categories, which include –

a) problems with communication and social interaction,

b) restricted patterns of behavior;


Prior to the DSM-5, the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder were marked with challenges in social development or languages.


What Can Cause Autism Spectrum Disorder Amongst Children?

An ASD diagnosis will include a wide range of development screenings, genetic examinations, and other screenings. The exact cause of autism is yet unknown because there’s no single cause.

The following are some of the suspected risk factors for autism spectrum disorder –

a) genetic mutations

b) low birth weight

c) metabolic imbalances

d) being born to older parents

e) exposure to environmental toxins

f) history of viral infections

According to a research source, several genetic and environmental conditions can verify whether a child develops ADS.


How To Treat Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

There are no scientific “cures” for autism, but holistic therapies and other treatments can support special children to feel better.

Major ASD treatment approaches include –

a) Play Therapy

b) Behavioral Therapy

c) Physical Therapy

d) Occupational Therapy

e) Speech Therapy

In addition to the above-mentioned therapies, meditation, massages, and weighted blankets might offer patients with relaxation. However, ASD treatment results will vary patient-to-patient or symptom-wise as well.

Here are some alternative cures to manage autism –

a) Chelation Therapy

b) High-Dose Vitamins

c) Melatonin

d) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Before performing any of them, parents and caregivers are recommended to consult with clinicians to avoid any risks and get expected outcomes.

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