What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ?

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ?

Do you carefully observe your child’s behavior to identify symptoms of any kind of mental health difficulty? Begin observing immediately and, if you find any, consult a certified and experienced mental health specialist. Autism symptoms appear in children between the ages of 18 and 24 months.

Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a developmental disorder characterized by communication, social, and behavioral challenges. It is a lifelong condition. Consequently, a person suffering from this issue might require consistent help from a person to live properly.

It is also important to know that symptoms of Autism vary from person to person. Only a certified specialist like developmental pediatrician, child psychologist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, or other specialist can identify the real issue with thorough diagnosis of symptoms.

Doctor asks specific questions to find the root cause of the problem. These questions are generally based on research that compares children to other children of the same age.      

Some common symptoms of Autism Disorder are as follows:

  • Poor language skills
  • Reduced motor skills
  • Bad learning cycle
  • Hyperactive
  • Impulsion
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorder
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Irregular mood
  • No control over emotions
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Fear due to no obvious reasons


It is also important to know that Autism is an ever-increasing problem. Therefore, always consider quick action after identifying the issue. Otherwise, it would prove incurable after reaching a specific stage. On the other hand, timely decisions ensure optimum healing with limited efforts.

Early-stage symptoms in children include things like decreased eye contact, a lack of response to their name, or a lack of interest in their careers. There are several self-care techniques also available which you can try to minimize the problem by finding relief, reducing stress, and improving mental & physical health. 

As per your choice, you can also join support groups to learn from the personal experience of others to deal with the problem.  It can be easy to overlook your own mental health when you are raising a child who is on the autism spectrum. It's crucial to keep in mind that by taking care of yourself, you can help your child manage stress and anxiety.

Accordingly, mental health care specialists prescribe specialized medications and techniques for each person. Making life easier for the child and family begins with early treatment of the disorder. The child can treat the signs of autism spectrum disorder with the help of therapies and medications. The intensity of symptoms like irritability, aggression, repetitive behavior, hyperactivity, anxiety issues, etc. can be reduced with the aid of medications.

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