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is there any research going currently for autism.. would it be possible to completely rule out autism in future. kindly reply?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The American Academy: Of pediatrics' journal "pediatrics" nov. 2012 has a separate supplement of updates in autism diagnosis & treatment. Some recent studies confirm the recommendation that all women of child-bearing age take daily Folic Acid supplements, as it significantly reduces the risk of autism as well as neural tube defects & other genetic accidents. Being immunized against the " flu" is also important.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
25 years experience ADHD and Autism
Lots of research : There is lots of research in this area as it is the fasting growing neurodevelopmental diagnosis. The rapid increase is consistent with an environmental impact most likely on genetically susceptible people. Because of the multitude of possible combinations of the two it makes the search complicated. There are providers who can help you understand some of the currently suspected triggers.
Answered on Feb 25, 2017
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
I learned from this ? that Autism was "declared " a disability by the govt. of India in 1995. This wonderful sister can get support !
Mar 23, 2013
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Lots of research: There is a great deal of research taking place into the cause of autism. Hopefully in the future there will be ways of treating it and possibly detecting it during a pregnancy
Answered on Jul 2, 2015

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