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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.

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.

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.