Awareness of Autism With Its Self-Resolving Capability by By Deepraj Das

 

What we know of autism:

What we know till now to understand the large spectrum of this brain disorder are listed below:

  • Autism/ ASD is purely genetic
  • More than 500 genetic variants are responsible for ASD
  • Symptoms may not be identical among patients because of genetic variants
  • It is incurable

We have known these listed points from the nine year long research on autism. At the end of this autism awareness month, we will not only revise the revealed facts about this neurological genetic disorder, but also try to make people aware of this neurological disorder, autism, through this article.

We are now going to focus on autism diagnosis and the society’s trust on its self-resolving capability.

Current status of autism:

It is reported that 1 out of 68 children in U.S is with autism. Not only that, but the rate of autistic cases is increasing by 14 percent per year. These children or toddlers do struggle with their

  • Behavioral problems
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Social skill disorders
  • Linguistic problems
  • and sometimes with motor skill disorder.

Study shows Social response towards autism:

So, what is the social response for these toddlers with autism?

It is believed by a number of people that the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) symptoms are resolved by themselves with time in a few cases.

A study was done on this topic with 38 children who were diagnosed with autism in between the year 2003 and 2013. They were automatically cured almost 4 years later. These toddlers were under a group of 569 ASD diagnosed children in Bronx.

The result did show that some children were found with resolved autistic issues. The majority were found with symptoms of learning and behavioral impairments. So, these things can’t be ignored and need more attention.

Conclusion of the Study:

Conclusion after this study came with some statements, listed below.

Lisa Shulman, developmental pediatrician, director of Infant and Toddler Services and the Rehabilitation, Rose F. Kennedy Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore stated, “Autism generally has been considered a lifelong condition, but 7 percent of children in this study who received an early diagnosis experienced a resolution of autistic symptoms over time”

Not only that but Shulman also stated, “When an early ASD diagnosis resolves, there are often other learning and emotional [and] behavioral diagnoses that remain”

So, what we understand is, an early as well as proper diagnosis at the very early stage is needed not only to get a proper understanding, but also to start the treatment as soon as possible. From the above study it is also understandable that toddlers having autism are not always going to get cured by themselves.

What we need to take care of:

So, children with autism need to be under treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis on or before the age of three. Treatments are listed below that are normally suggested by the pediatricians or clinicians.

  • Behavioral intervention
  • Language therapy (for linguistic problem)
  • Physical therapy (for motor skill disorder)
  • ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)
  • HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)

The last one, HBOT or hyperbaric medicine is the only one which works at the cellular level. Not only that, but it was reported that HBOT along with the other intervention, is effective to reduce the autistic disabilities.

Hyperbaric chambers with high pressure of oxygen can supply more than adequate amount of oxygen to the impaired neuronal tissues, under supervision of your doctor. Portable/ Personal hyperbaric chambers are also designed for the personal usage if anyone wants to install the hyperbaric chamber in office, clinic or home.

Shulman said, “Understanding the full range of possible positive outcomes in this scenario is important information for parents, clinicians and the educational system.”

So, early diagnosis and early treatment is more effective instead of leaving the autistic toddlers to recover with time.

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