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What sort of problem is autism?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
5 doctors agree
In brief: Neurological
Autism is a neurological problem.

In brief: Neurological
Autism is a neurological problem.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Defective love
Autistic individuals cannot properly relate to other humans and live in emotional isolation.
Parents of autistic children a very frustrated as their normal love for their child cannot be returned. Some have low academic ability but a subgroup, aspberger's, may have a very high capacity in certain areas like math or music. It seems to be a brain wiring disorder of unknown cause.

In brief: Defective love
Autistic individuals cannot properly relate to other humans and live in emotional isolation.
Parents of autistic children a very frustrated as their normal love for their child cannot be returned. Some have low academic ability but a subgroup, aspberger's, may have a very high capacity in certain areas like math or music. It seems to be a brain wiring disorder of unknown cause.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Social impairment
Early signs include not talking well (but some with autism can have advanced verbal skills), not pointing, and repetitive behaviors.
Other signs in toddlers are poor eye contact, solitary play, unusual hand movements and narrow range of interests. M-chat is a good screening tool. Pediatrician or child psychologist can diagnose autism. Impaired social interaction and communication are hallmarks.

In brief: Social impairment
Early signs include not talking well (but some with autism can have advanced verbal skills), not pointing, and repetitive behaviors.
Other signs in toddlers are poor eye contact, solitary play, unusual hand movements and narrow range of interests. M-chat is a good screening tool. Pediatrician or child psychologist can diagnose autism. Impaired social interaction and communication are hallmarks.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Autism Spectrum
Autism is developmental disorder of the brain that affects socialization and communication.
This general term, autism, has been broadened to in include other developmental problems that are now called autism spectrum disorder.

In brief: Autism Spectrum
Autism is developmental disorder of the brain that affects socialization and communication.
This general term, autism, has been broadened to in include other developmental problems that are now called autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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