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What is the current best explanation for autism?

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

In brief: Not Known

Obviously there is a malfunction of the brain.
But exactly what or why is unknown. Which is why there is no medicinal cure.

In brief: Not Known

Obviously there is a malfunction of the brain.
But exactly what or why is unknown. Which is why there is no medicinal cure.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Glen Elliott
There are lots of theories, but so far no concensus that any of them truly explain the disorder. Sadly, this not unique to autism: it is true of essentially every psychiatric disorder. The brain is incredibly complex, and lots of things can go wrong that we cannot even detect at this point.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complex

While there has been more recent research, this remains a difficult question.
For a historical review check out this article from our http://www.Neuropsychologycentral.Com website: http://cpancf.Com/pdf/autistic_behavior_etiology_and_evaluation.Pdf.

In brief: Complex

While there has been more recent research, this remains a difficult question.
For a historical review check out this article from our http://www.Neuropsychologycentral.Com website: http://cpancf.Com/pdf/autistic_behavior_etiology_and_evaluation.Pdf.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Misinformation

Every organ of the body requires complex information derived from genes to respond to environmental ques and events.
There is emerging evidence that information normally stored in our DNA can be deleted or replaced with unreadable information that leads to problems like autism. Whether this occurs in the egg or sperm before pregnancy is unknown, but the trigger is likely present before birth.

In brief: Misinformation

Every organ of the body requires complex information derived from genes to respond to environmental ques and events.
There is emerging evidence that information normally stored in our DNA can be deleted or replaced with unreadable information that leads to problems like autism. Whether this occurs in the egg or sperm before pregnancy is unknown, but the trigger is likely present before birth.
Dr. James Ferguson
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