Doctor's Notes on Autism Spectrum Disorders Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, and Cure
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder with three defining core features: problems with social interactions, impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, and a pattern of repetitive behavior with narrow, restricted interests.
There is a wide range of symptoms and behaviors that comprise autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and these may include impaired reciprocal social interaction (difficulty interacting with others), impaired communication (speech delays, difficulty expressing themselves), and a restricted repertoire of interests, behaviors, and activities. Many people with autism have problems using language, forming relationships, and appropriately interpreting and responding to the external world around them. Other symptoms and behaviors seen in some people with autism may include problems with cognitive function, seizures, problems with fine motor skills, behavioral problems, and variations of mood and affect.
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Asperger's SyndromeAsperger syndrome, also known as Asperger's disorder, Asperger's syndrome, or AS, is a pervasive developmental disorder. Asperger syndrome is characterized as one of the autism spectrum disorders. The cause of Asperger syndrome is not known. Symptoms of Asperger syndrome include: social problems, abnormal communication patterns, sensory sensitivity, and motor skill delays. People with Asperger syndrome may also have associated psychiatric conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression or other mood disorders. Treatment for Asperger syndrome is through occupational and behavioral therapy and often medication to manage symptoms.
Seizures (Epilepsy)Epilepsy (seizure disorders) is a neurological condition that causes a series of jerking movements and loss of consciousness. Seizures are caused by disordered electrical activity in the brain rooted in a seizure disorder like epilepsy or a number of other primary causes. Seizures can be managed with medication.
Seizures in ChildrenA seizure occurs when the brain functions abnormally, and can affect different parts of the brain and body. The types of seizures which most often occur in children are febrile, neonatal, and epileptic. Seizures may be partial or general. Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the seizures.
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