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What are the cause of autism?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not Yet

We know from results of massive amounts of research that immunizations are not the cause.
As yet, there are many theories , but nothing remotely proven.

In brief: Not Yet

We know from results of massive amounts of research that immunizations are not the cause.
As yet, there are many theories , but nothing remotely proven.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no known cause.

In brief: No

There is no known cause.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many Causes, unknown

Dr. Windisch is correct, but wording is very important.
Obviously there has to be some cause to autism, as a minority of kids have it. We just don't know what the cause/causes are. 1 current theory is that some people have relatively minor genetic variations that make them more susceptible to insults from infections, allergies, or toxins. Since there is not one autism, there is not one treatment.

In brief: Many Causes, unknown

Dr. Windisch is correct, but wording is very important.
Obviously there has to be some cause to autism, as a minority of kids have it. We just don't know what the cause/causes are. 1 current theory is that some people have relatively minor genetic variations that make them more susceptible to insults from infections, allergies, or toxins. Since there is not one autism, there is not one treatment.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There almost certainly is not a single cause of autism; but, so far, no one has identified even one.
There are plenty of theories including genetic risk, environmental toxins, auto-immune difficulties, and on and one. Some have more backing than others, but no one yet has crafted a compelling hypothesis of exactly what systems go awry with autism and why.

In brief: No

There almost certainly is not a single cause of autism; but, so far, no one has identified even one.
There are plenty of theories including genetic risk, environmental toxins, auto-immune difficulties, and on and one. Some have more backing than others, but no one yet has crafted a compelling hypothesis of exactly what systems go awry with autism and why.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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