"a mental condition, present from early childhood"

The cause..

There is no known single cause for autism spectrum disorder, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. It isn't known for sure if it can be prevented.

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Signs and Symptoms

  1. Failure to respond to name
  2. Difficulty to playing social games (toddler years)
  3. Avoid eye contact and want to be alone
  4. Have trouble understanding other people's feelings or talking about their own feelings
  5. Have delayed speech and language skills

Effects of autism

  1. Difficulty making and keeping friends
  2. Troubled having romantic relationships
  3. Lowered self-confidence and self-esteem
  4. Depression
  5. Difficulties adapting to changing life circumstances
  6. Anxiety

How to detect it

Diagnosing autism be difficult, since there is no medical test to diagnose the disorder. Doctors look at the child's behavior and development to make a diagnosis. Autism can sometimes can be detected at 18 years or younger,


Treatment can involve therapy, medicines or both.
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