Autism Is A Psychological Disorder

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Autism continues to spark countless discussions and debates throughout the medical field. Some doctors believe that autism is a neurological disorder that can and should be treated, as others continue to think it is simply a difference in human adaption that needs to be nurtured and acknowledged. Regardless of what autism may be, it continues to dramatically rise in the number of children and families affected. With autism being based on such a broad spectrum, the affects and causes leaves the medical world searching for answers in unending stacks of research. Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder, which affects impairments in social interaction, communication, restricted interests, and repetitive behavior. Before May 2013, autism disorders were viewed in different subgroups labeled as autistic disorder, disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder and Asperger syndrome, but noticing the broad relations to each they have now been merged into a single diagnosis called Autism spectrum disorder. The CDC has found that, “More of an impact is shown towards males as it affects an estimated one out of forty-two boys and only one out of a hundred and eighty-nine girls”. One out of sixty-eight American children fall on the Autism Spectrum There has been a ten to seventeen-percent increase annually over recent years, though there is no real explanation to this, it is most likely due to the recent awareness being taken in this disorder. Autism begins to affect brain
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