A study published in the Journal of Autism Research found that around 100 out of every 10,000 children worldwide suffer from autism spectrum disorder (ASD). According to one report, it is four times more common in boys compared to girls with mental illness. According to experts, the number of people suffering from autism has tripled in the past few years, which is quite alarming. Associate Professor and Paediatrician, KMC Hospital, Mangalore Dr. Soundarya M (Photo Courtesy – iStock)
Symptoms in people with autism
– Delayed speech development in children
– Repeating the same words over and over again
– Not answering someone’s call
– Prefer to be alone
– Avoid eye contact
– Repeating the same thing over and over again
– Spend each day the same way
– To be completely occupied with any one thing or thing
– Injuring or attempting to injure oneself
– Not understanding other’s feelings.
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Types of autism spectrum
As some experts have said recently, there are three different types of autism, including autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder. Now they are all grouped together under one name known as Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, when people know them by different names, the old words mean:
– Autistic disorder or classic autism
– Pervasive developmental disorder
– Asperger’s syndrome
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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism spectrum disorder is a type of developmental disability. in which a person loses the ability to communicate and express themselves properly. In this disease, the ability to understand the behavior and expressions of others is reduced. People with it have problems with normal behavior.
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Associate Professor and Paediatrician, KMC Hospital, Mangalore Dr. Soundarya M has given information about this. Autism is part of a group of disorders called autism spectrum disorders. Which is noticed as the child’s brain grows and begins to interact with the environment. It is mainly the difficulty in adapting to the changing environment as the child grows. This failure results in characteristic behavioral abnormalities in the child.