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What causes autism symptoms (is it incorrect brain cell connections, incorrect brain chemical transmitters, etc…)?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

Obviously something in the brain is not working properly, but at present, exactly what is unknown.

In brief: Unknown

Obviously something in the brain is not working properly, but at present, exactly what is unknown.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Autism is a neurobehaviral disorder, it is still unknown, a lot of theories in the etiology exist, some of them congenital brain malformation, chromosomal disorders, genetic and environmental.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Question of the

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Org has good info. Anatomical studies in humans show increased #'s of small, densely packed neurons in areas of the brain that process emotions & the cerebellum, disruptions in neuronal connections, & lack of normal "pruning" of neurons. Many factors cause changes in structure/function of genes that determine structure/function of cells & organs. So there's no easy answer.

In brief: Question of the

Century! mindinstitute.
Org has good info. Anatomical studies in humans show increased #'s of small, densely packed neurons in areas of the brain that process emotions & the cerebellum, disruptions in neuronal connections, & lack of normal "pruning" of neurons. Many factors cause changes in structure/function of genes that determine structure/function of cells & organs. So there's no easy answer.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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