The exact cause of autism is not well known till date. But researchers have found through observations various factors that may cause or lead to autism. Autism is a lifelong disorder which can be caused in such situations -
Autism may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors in some cases. Environmental factors may affect normal gene functioning and may cause neuro-degenerative conditions which may lead to disorders.
Besides these factors, people also associate bad parenting as a cause of autism. However, there has been no scientific evidence to support this claim.
There is also a misconception that some vaccines cause autism in children but studies found that these vaccines do not at all cause autism in children. People earlier thought and believed that thiomersal which is used as a preservative in some vaccines and contains mercury is a cause of autism. There are other misconceptions too about autism and its causes like –bad parenting and eating gluten rich diet may lead to autism, but evidence do not prove these assumptions.
Health Conditions- There are certain health conditions which, if prolonged, may affect an individual and lead to autism. These conditions are-
Definition of Autism Autism is a lifelong complex neurobehavioral condition. . . .
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism generally starts before. . . .
Can autism be cured? There is no cure for autism as such. But. . . .
Diagnosis of Autism: How to diagnose autism in toddlers and. . . .
Early Signs of Autism Autism signs and symptoms are mostly. . . .