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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Autism
Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Face Trouble
New research found that siblings of autistic children may also face trouble and difficulties in motor skills. They may perform better than non-autistic siblings but worse than controls of the study under consideration.
The severity of symptoms varies greatly in people or children with autism. But all of them show some common symptoms. These are such as problems with non-verbal communication, lack of social interactions, lack of interest in activities of enjoyment, lack of empathy.
It is not easy to know which intervention will work best for your child. Each child with autism is affected in a unique way and may behave in a different way. Some types of treatments may involve intensive work for a long time. The treatment focuses on improving communication and social skills.
What Causes Autism?
Scientists still do not know specific causes of autism (autism spectrum disorder). It is believed that autism may be caused by a variety of factors. In the past, some scientists had suggested that it was the result of poor parenting. However, it has been proved wrong now.
Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult. There are no medical tests or blood tests for it. Your doctors may look at the child’s behavior and development to understand whether the child has autism. Sometimes, it is detected as early as when the child is 18 months or younger.
When people refer to ‘Autism’, they are usually talking about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ASD is a brain-related problem which influences how a person relates to his environment. It is characterized by social and communication challenges and repetitive behaviors and activities. It influences learning, thinking, and analytical abilities of people.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can appear different in different people. Every child is unique and may show varying signs. It is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people communicate, behave, or interact with others. Some children may start showing signs as young as a few months old.
Rodent models of ASDs (Autism spectrum disorders) coupled to newly developed technologies for genome editing, cell-specific functional and structural imaging, and neuronal activity manipulation will yield critical insights about autism and stimulate the emergence of new treatments. Read about advancements in this area.
Anatomy and Function of Human Brain
The brain is a wonderful three-pound organ that controls all the functions of human body and interprets information from around the world. It is one of the most complex organs in our body. It is made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses.
Acromegaly is a rare hormonal disorder that occurs when pituitary gland overproduces growth hormone in the body. Normally, growth hormone (GH) is produced by pituitary gland present in the brain but any kind of benign or non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland may result in excessive production of the growth hormone. Such non-cancerous tumors are called adenomas.