Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


What You Should Know About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASDs for short, is something that’s been sweeping the nation for quite awhile now. However, despite it’s time in the limelight, it shouldn’t be something parents should be deathly afraid of.  it all depends on your outlook and your ability to cope that’s important when dealing with it. What helps greatly is understanding what exactly ASD’s are in order to help someone with it.

Everything You Need To Know About Autism Spectrum Disorders

With many parents afraid of this disorder, it only makes sense to do some research so you can understand it. Understanding a disorder is the first part of being able to deal with it. Without the necessary knowledge, you’re going to end up stumbling in the dark and making mistakes that could make the condition worse. So we’ve put together some facts and tips that you can use to better understand one of the most common mental disorders.

Autism Is Mostly Caused By Genetic Problems

The most important part about this mental disorder is the fact that it isn’t the environment that can cause it. The biggest factor that a child might end up having a form of autism is the genes that they have from their parents. A study conducted by HealthDay has confirmed that genetics takes up 80% of the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorders in individuals. Their study took information from children in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Israel and Western Australia where 22,000 out of 2 million developed a form of autism.

People With ASDs Are Not Immediately “Dumb and Hopeless”

People with autism have various levels of functioning that they can achieve. People tend to look at the lower functioning individuals who have autism. These individuals will have their lives heavily hampered by it and might not be able to take care of themselves. However, there are many who have autism yet can function in their day to day lives despite having some difficulty in doing so. 

Some have even gone on to become incredibly successful in their lives and have shaped our world as we know it today. Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs are just 2 of the people who are very  likely to have some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

There is No Cure For Autism

This is the sad reality that we have to deal with every day. Currently, there is no true cure for autism. Instead, the best alternative is to opt for treatments that help minimize its effects on a person. These treatments help a person get back control of their lives and ensure that they don’t suffer as much than without treatment. 

The earlier a person receives these treatments, the better the results. A person could also overcome it on their own in their own way.

What You Can Do 

Regardless of whether you believe someone has or you have it yourself, anyone who has it deserves a chance at life. The best way to do this is to get professional help and to get it treated as soon as possible. Contact us today to set up an appointment or diagnosis!



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