Autism is one of the most common disorders in children, which affect the whole life of the child: from thinking, behavior and communication. However, this condition is not fully known even to specialists. Thus, as the day passes, more and more novelties designed to unravel the mystery and the way to cure this problem.
More and more children are diagnosed with autism
Autism seems to be getting bigger and bigger in the modern era. Specialists claim that today are diagnosed 10 times more children than in the 80s, and most of them are boys.
The specialists even speak of an "epidemic" of autism, but they place this large number of cases not on account of the fact that there would be more cases than in the past on increasing and improving the methods of diagnosing the disease.
Children are starting to get diagnosed more and more early
Autism has always been a very difficult disease to diagnose because there are no laboratory or medical tests to detect it. Doctors rely almost entirely on behavioral signs. These can sometimes be misleading, because they can also be part of the symptomatic spectrum of other diseases.
The age at which children were diagnosed in the past was 3 years, 3 years and a half. Today doctors claim that they can detect the disorder from the baby stage, based on certain special signals such as the lack of a beard, for example. Therefore, specialists can diagnose the disease until the child reaches the age of 1 year.
It has been proven: Autism is a genetic disorder
This condition has often been included in the category of behavioral disorders or was considered the result of a defective parenting style. The specialists argue that not the psychological or behavioral factors are the basis of this disorder, but the genes. They believe that guilt is the interaction of several genes (from 3 to 20) that cause abnormal brain development from the mother's womb and make children more likely to develop the disease.
There is no association between vaccines and autism (scientifically proven)
There has been and is still controversy surrounding the fact that immunization of babies, ie some vaccines, could be the basis for the triggering of autism. There have been theories that reported that ROR (measles-mumps-rubella) immunization greatly increases the chances of autism, but this has not been scientifically proven.
This theory was launched due to the fact that some autism symptoms usually occur at the age when most immunizations are made, but experts say it is a coincidence.
The large circumference of the baby's head is an alarm signal
Experts argue that brain development in children with autism differs from that of others. The researchers claim that those diagnosed with autism had a small head circumference at birth, but that brain and brain development rapidly expanded to 6-14 months. Those who had the fastest growth of the brain also had the most severe form of autism.
Early start of treatment is essential
Which means that even faster diagnosis is important. There is no treatment that can completely cure autism, but there are therapeutic methods that, if initiated as soon as possible after the onset of the disorder, have satisfactory results. Their progress is rapid and very high, so the little ones can have a normal life, because the symptoms are successfully kept under control.
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