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What sort of problem is an autism spectrum disorder?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Biologic disorder
What is now being called ASD is a cluster of disorders that have in common major disruption typically from a very early age in the development of social interactions, communication, and behaviors.
The cause(s) remain unknown. The core feature is a markedly diminised to absent ability to socially connect with others. Language is absent or odd, as are some behaviors.

In brief: Biologic disorder
What is now being called ASD is a cluster of disorders that have in common major disruption typically from a very early age in the development of social interactions, communication, and behaviors.
The cause(s) remain unknown. The core feature is a markedly diminised to absent ability to socially connect with others. Language is absent or odd, as are some behaviors.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Autism part 2
Most autistic kids see material things rather than linguistic or interpersonal things.
They see the world as a material, not verbal, environment. Treatment is directed trying to turn this around by early intervention. See nimh website on autism disorders. See your pediatrician for further intervention. See my health guides for more information.

In brief: Autism part 2
Most autistic kids see material things rather than linguistic or interpersonal things.
They see the world as a material, not verbal, environment. Treatment is directed trying to turn this around by early intervention. See nimh website on autism disorders. See your pediatrician for further intervention. See my health guides for more information.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Common
Pdd occurs in about 1% of the population.
It occurs more in males, is definitely genetic, & may be associated with many environmental toxins (but not vaccinations). There is a remarkable amount of research going on in this field. The american academy of pediatircs has guidelines for the early identification & treatment of pdd kids. This approach has resulted inimprovements in pdd patients.

In brief: Common
Pdd occurs in about 1% of the population.
It occurs more in males, is definitely genetic, & may be associated with many environmental toxins (but not vaccinations). There is a remarkable amount of research going on in this field. The american academy of pediatircs has guidelines for the early identification & treatment of pdd kids. This approach has resulted inimprovements in pdd patients.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Autism
Autism is in news lately.
It is a dysfunction of the ability of a person to relate to others. It is sometimes associated with slow learning but a less common form (asperger's) has a high rate of focused talent. The cause is unknown but seems to be a 'wiring" disorder of the brain. It is not related to vaccine use. This is a very frustrating illness for parents who want to have love returned.

In brief: Autism
Autism is in news lately.
It is a dysfunction of the ability of a person to relate to others. It is sometimes associated with slow learning but a less common form (asperger's) has a high rate of focused talent. The cause is unknown but seems to be a 'wiring" disorder of the brain. It is not related to vaccine use. This is a very frustrating illness for parents who want to have love returned.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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