"a mental condition, present from early childhood"
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.
Effects of autism
- Difficulty making and keeping friends
- Troubled having romantic relationships
- Lowered self-confidence and self-esteem
- Difficulties adapting to changing life circumstances
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