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Autism - Early Signs

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

autism, autistic disorder, autism spectrum disorder, pervasive development disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, infantile autism, child communication abnormalities, social interaction abnormalities, mental retardation, autistic savant, unspecified pervasive developmental disorder,

Overview *

Autism is a disorder that is usually first diagnosed in early childhood. The main signs and symptoms of autism involve communication, social interactions and repetitive behaviors.

Children with autism might have problems talking with you, or they might not look you in the eye when you talk to them. They may have to line up their pencils before they can pay attention, or they may say the same sentence again and again to calm themselves down. They may flap their arms to tell you they are happy, or they might hurt themselves to tell you they are not. Some people with autism never learn how to talk.

Because people with autism can have very different features or symptoms, health care providers think of autism as a "spectrum" disorder. Asperger syndrome is a milder version of the disorder.

The cause of autism is not known. Autism lasts throughout a person's lifetime. There is no cure, but treatment can help. Treatments include behavior and communication therapies and medicines to control symptoms.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | What is Autism?
Causes | Symptoms
When to See a Doctor | Diagnosis
Treatments | Conclusion

 
 

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This health education program is for parents and caregivers of children. It helps them understand what autism is, what signs and symptoms to look for in children, and when to seek medical help.

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Last reviewed: 4/12/2010

 
     
 

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