Category «AUTISM»

AN IMMUNE DISORDER AT THE ROOT OF AUTISM

IN recent years, scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the causes of autism, now estimated to afflict 1 in 88 children. But remarkably little of this understanding has percolated into popular awareness, which often remains fixated on vaccines. So here’s the short of it: At least a subset of autism — perhaps one-third, and very …

What Causes Autism?

What Is Autism? Autism is a term used to describe a spectrum of disorders that are characterized by abnormalities in communication, socialization and behavior. Autism is still believed by many to be a psychiatric or behavioral disorder–a disorder whose origin is largely genetic and in the brain. In fact, autism is actually a whole-body medical …

Suspected Causes of Autism & its Prognosis

“There is no single behavior that is always typical of autism and no behavior that would automatically exclude an individual child from a diagnosis of autism”. National Research Council [NCR] Guidelines, 2001, p. 2 We know that developmental delays and disabilities are not uncommon in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that …

The Link Between PCOS & Autism Is Hard to Ignore

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that’s been linked to fertility issues, depression, weight gain, acne, anxiety, and depression. Now, new research links it to yet another medical condition — autism. If you have PCOS, you’re not at risk. But your baby could be. According to a new study published in the journal …

How to Recognize Autism Symptoms in Yourself

Do you think your quirkiness extends beyond social awkwardness? If so, you may be autistic. Autism is a highly complex neurological difference, but with thought and research, you can understand it.   Part1 Observing the General Symptoms 1 Look at how you react to social cues. Autistic people have trouble understanding subtle social cues. You …

Low B12 Seen in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia

The brains of the elderly and younger people with autism and schizophrenia may share a common link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say. The facts that blood levels of B12 do not always mirror brain levels of the vitamin, and that brain levels decrease more over the years than blood levels, may …