What causes autism latest research?
We know that there’s no one cause of autism. Research suggests that autism develops from a combination of genetic and nongenetic, or environmental, influences. These influences appear to increase the risk that a child will develop autism.
What is causing autism?
Genetics. Several different genes appear to be involved in autism spectrum disorder. For some children, autism spectrum disorder can be associated with a genetic disorder, such as Rett syndrome or fragile X syndrome. For other children, genetic changes (mutations) may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder.
What is difference between autism and autism spectrum disorder?
Altogether Autism uses the term autism except when talking about diagnosis, where the term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used. Other commonly used terms are Autism Spectrum, Autism Spectrum Condition, Asperger Syndrome, “Aspie,” High Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
What are the signs of adults with autism?
Common symptoms of autism in adults include:
- Difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling.
- Trouble interpreting facial expressions, body language, or social cues.
- Difficulty regulating emotion.
- Trouble keeping up a conversation.
- Inflection that does not reflect feelings.
How can I get a diagnosis for autism?
How to get diagnosed
- Talk to someone for advice. If you or your child have signs of autism, the next step is to talk to someone about it. You could speak to: a GP.
- Have an autism assessment. An autism assessment is where a team of autism specialists check if you or your child are autistic. An assessment team may:
What kind of doctor can diagnose autism?
Answer: A diagnosis of autism could be given by a psychologist, a child psychiatrist, a developmental pediatrician or a child neurologist. All of these professionals are qualified to give this diagnosis if they have received training in this area.