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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is there a brain surgery for autism with a high functioning brain activity?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
No: There is no treatment for autism , but for other symptoms associated with it.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
No: There is no brain surgery for autism. Some bad neurological disorders can have autistic behaviors. These children may need brain surgery for their neurological disorder - not for the autism. Often children with brain cancer who have surgery and chemo and radiation therapy are left with autistic behavior. The issue becomes quite complex.
Last updated Jun 11, 2018

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