Causes of Autism

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Current research will argue that autism causes are generally a combination of two factors. A genetic factor, which is transmitted through various DNA types,  as well as factors of an environmental nature.  This has not been scientifically proven of course, but new studies show that these two factors could be prime autism causes.

Classical autism is considered as being the most severe case of autism causes in children and adults.  These autism symptoms can be diagnosed by late language development and in some cases not being able to develop language skills at all.  People with this specific autism disorder will also experience not being able to converse with others and have a profound disregard for human emotion and in most situations will lack it completely.  Not being able to show affection or feeling of empathy is a major symptom of autism when wanting to diagnose the severity of autism.  Although autism symptoms mostly appear in the toddler stage of a child’s early development, one can also determine in various ways if a baby displays certain signs of autism.

Exploring the causes of autism can be quite a controversial subject because as already established there isn’t one specific cause of this disorder.  One theory is that vaccines may cause autism.  Specifically the vaccine used to prevent measles as these vaccines could lead to problems in the intestine area which some argue could ultimately lead to autism.  This theory has of course not been proved.

The more likely theory is that autism could be a result of a genetic disorder.  Families where autism is present are more often prone to having children with autistic tendencies. Also there is a risk that when there is an autistic child in your family, the chances of another child with autism symptoms being born is greatly increased.

There are also researches that believe that autism can develop in those with higher brain growth activity as persons with autism tend to have a larger brain and processing information is also very different to those not diagnosed with autism.  However, this is an ongoing research topic at various universities and the theory has not been fully proven to date.

Evidence shows that certain food products may contribute to the causing of autism.  These products will include gluten which is wheat and also certain dairy products. The evidence is unfortunately not yet strong enough to support the theory of certain researches who feel that certain food items can cause autism at the early stages of children development.

It is increasingly unclear when trying to establish what exactly causes autism and even though various researches contradict each other the most believable cause of autism can probably be that it is something involving a genetic disorder.  Treating this disorder with the necessary attention will only ensure that the person with autism be as comfortable as possible and also be able to gradually respond to certain programs of treatment. Autism causes may not be determined as yet, but it is clear that various factors could lead to the development of this disorder

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