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The goal of medication is to make it easier for the person with autism to participate in activities such as learning and behavior therapy. Drugs used...
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The primary treatment for autism includes programs that address several key areas. Those areas are behavior, communication, sensory integration, and...
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Treatments for autism vary depending on the needs of the individual. In general, treatments fall into three categories: behavior and communication...
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Autism runs in families. The underlying causes, however, are unknown. Most researchers agree that the causes are likely to be genetic. Others also...
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Over time, psychiatrists have developed a systematic way of describing autism and related conditions. All of these conditions are placed within a...
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One symptom common to all types of autism is an inability to easily communicate and interact with others. In fact, some people with autism are unable...
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The word autism, which has been in use for about 100 years, comes from the Greek word "autos," meaning "self." The term describes...
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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is studying brain abnormalities that may...
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Symptoms and behaviors of autism can combine in many ways and vary in severity. In addition, individual symptoms and behaviors often change over time...
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Some of the different types of autism include: Autistic disorder. This is what most people think of when they hear the word "autism." It...
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening children for autism as part of the 18-month and 24-month well patient visits. This...
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Children with autism have trouble communicating. They have trouble understanding what other people think and feel. This makes it very hard for them...
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There has been ongoing controversy surrounding certain childhood vaccines and their relationship to autism. Many studies have looked at whether there...
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There is no single cause for autism. Recent studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism, meaning that a...
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Some children show symptoms of autism from birth. Others seem to develop normally at first, only to slip suddenly into symptoms when they are 18 to...
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