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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly: Autism is a biochemical disease affecting the brain.It requires prolonged treatment by special diet---- free of milk, sugar and gluten, together with ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Autism spectrum: There are programs for early intervention to help children w/autism. Working with this early on can be helpful and lessen the impact throughout life. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: There are some with these features that are labeled early on but emerge later in a more expected pattern of development.That said, we do not have the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Roberts
35 years experience Neurology
Disconnected: Autism is a disorder characterized by qualitative impairments in communication and social interaction, with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped pa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Developmental dis. : It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under the category of pervasive developmental disorders. It's affects can be severe to mild which wi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes Asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Mostly genetic.: More and more genetic links to autism and autism spectrum disorders (asd's) are being found; there's even genetic testing available for siblings of pa ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Marks
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unfortunately no: No there currently is no cure for autism.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in differe ... Read More

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