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Asperger's Syndrome - What Should You Know About It?

Ms. Pallavee Walia 92% (171 ratings)
PGDRP Rehabilitation Psychology , M.A Clinical Psychology, Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CGC)
Psychologist, Agra
Asperger's Syndrome - What Should You Know About It?

Asperger's Syndrome has recently come under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This syndrome usually affects the social skills of the patient, most heavily. The patient may seem normal and even intelligent at first glance. But on closer interaction, several social skill problems will come to the fore including an obsessive focus on certain topics and issues. Repetitive behaviour is also a part of this disease.

Let us find out more about Asperger's Syndrome:

  • Symptoms: The symptoms usually begin to show up early on in one's childhood. The patient will not be able to make eye contact while speaking with others. Also, a perfectly normal person may seem inordinately shy and reserved during social interactions. This awkwardness may come to the fore in the form of looking for expression cues on other people's faces and even the body language. The patient may not be a very happy and lively soul, with hardly a smile to crack at the funniest of jokes. The lack of emotions or the emotionally numb state is also a major giveaway of the condition. Other symptoms may include a strong aversion towards change in food habits and routine.
  • Diagnosis: The diagnosis is usually done by mental health specialists like a developmental paediatrician, a psychiatrist, a psychologist or even a paediatric neurologist. These specialists can put the child through a variety of tests that will study the neurological health as well as the speech and emotional behaviour of the child.
  • Educating the Parent: Once the diagnosis has been done, the parents of the patient will have to appraised of the condition and its implications. The symptoms and treatment will have to be duly discussed even as the parents are put through training and therapy to learn techniques with which they can help the child in progressing along more normal lines. The therapy will also help the parents deal with the challenge of living with someone suffering from this condition.
  • Treatment: There are varied forms of treatment that aim at fixing the specific areas and symptoms that the patient is learning to live with. Social skills training, speech and language therapy, CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other forms of treatment can help the child overcome many symptoms that come from this condition.

In the course of the treatment, it is important for the child, parent and therapist concerned to realise that there is no single approach that can be applied to all patients suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. Individual care and therapy will be required for individual cases. At the same time, most of the skills will need to be repeated at home so that the child takes them more seriously.

Autism - How To Diagnose & Treat It Through Homeopathy?

Dr. Prachi Goel 91% (70 ratings)
BHMS, MD
Homeopath, Delhi
Autism - How To Diagnose & Treat It Through Homeopathy?

Autism is a condition that afflicts many children around the globe and continues well into adulthood, with far-ranging and lifelong repercussions. While there is no permanent cure for this debilitating condition, one can turn to a number of treatments and management methods in order to take care of the symptoms and suppress the onset of the same. Let us find out more about the causes of the condition as well as the diagnosis, diet and homeopathic treatment for the same:

Causes -

This is a neurological disease that children are usually born with. It may arise due to genetic or environmental factors. This is a complex ailment that has a bearing on the social and communication skills of the child and it affects his/her development as the child grows into an adult. Intake of drugs and other kinds of harmful medications during pregnancy are the most notable causes of this disease, while a faulty carrier gene could also bring on this condition in many cases. Exposure to many kinds of chemicals may also lead to the onset of this condition.

Diagnosis -

While there are no lab tests that can determine the presence of this condition, doctors usually conduct the diagnosis on the basis of the symptoms, including constant tantrums, repetition of words as well as slurring, and over sensitivity towards pain. Further, a clinical evaluation based on the milestones touched by the child in the development process will also be studied carefully in order to make the right diagnosis. Screening tests can help determine the presence of this condition.

Diet & Management -

There is a large body of medical practitioners who hold the belief that the diet of a patient can have a large bearing on how he or she reacts to autism and its symptoms. As per many medical studies, it is known that these patients are not able to digest gluten and casein very well, which is why they should eliminate the same from their diet. Therefore, the patients must stick to gluten-free food like rice, vegetables, corn, soy and even fruits. Further, they should even try to avoid casein-rich food like dairy.

Homeopathic Treatment -

These medicines should always be prescribed by a doctor. There are several types of medicines available to treat and manage the symptoms, especially if they arise due to genetic reasons. These may be prescribed for a period of six months to one year at a time, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

The Houston Homeopathy Method has been known to give relief to over hundreds of children suffering from this ailment. Constitutional homeopathy can also be used in such cases so as to bring some respite from the symptoms. Some of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for curing Autism are Stramonium, Tarentula hispanica, Calcarea carbonica, Natrum muriaticum and Carcinosinum.

Mother's Health - How Does It Directly Impact The Recovery Timeline Of Autistic Child?

Dr. Rajalakshmi Kandaswamy 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Chennai
Mother's Health - How Does It Directly Impact The Recovery Timeline Of Autistic Child?

Autism is a common neurological and developmental disorder. Children affected by this type of disorder often demonstrate repetitive, restricted, and stereotyped patterns or interests of behaviour.

Children are one of the most precious resources for the future of society. The health of children is very important for the future. However, today, many children suffer from neurological problems such as Cognitive Disabilities, Autism, etc. or serious health problems such as Diabetes, Asthma, Food Allergies, Depression, Cancer, etc.

In the USA, approximately 30% of children suffer from serious mental or physical problems. These rising estimates apply to Autism too. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the chances of Autism are approximately 1 in 68 now, and this number is rising day by day.

These numbers come as a red signal to the researchers to think about a solution that not just limits the symptoms, but can also cure it fully with no symptoms at all.

How to deal with an autistic child?

Dealing with an autistic child is not an easy task, especially for mothers. It is highly stressful for a mother to have a child who is suffering from Autism. The bond and love between the mother and her child are unconditional. Having an autistic child and to deal with it is one of the most difficult tasks on this planet.

To add to this fact, most mothers are unaware that there are Evidence-Based Medicines (EBM) to gain freedom from the limiting symptoms of Autism, which increase the risk of women delivering an autistic child. This further increases Autism cases globally.

Most people think that Autism is not curable. However, according to a recent document published by the Neurological Health Foundation (NHF), the health condition of the mother plays a vital role in the ability of the child to fully recover from thee limiting symptoms of Autism.

How does mother's health impact the recovery process of an autistic child?

Advancement in the treatment of Autism through Epigenetics and Applied Intentional Epigenetics has ensured that the health condition of the mother helps a child to be free from limiting symptoms of Autism. According to the Epigenetics, the health of the mother is connected with mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being of her.

According to the recently published paper titled “Parental Olfactory Experience Influence Behavior and Neural Structure in Subsequent Generation” in journal “Nature and Nanoscience”, fearful experiences of mothers are passed on genetically to their children.

Neurological disabilities including Autism can be prevented by improving nutritional status and reducing toxic events from mother’s life. It is said that a healthy mother without any stress and anxiety will have lower chances of delivering an autistic child.

This is why a mother should be healthy and emotionally fit to deal with and help her autistic child to recover fully and limit all the symptoms of Autism.

How does mother of an autistic child deal with it?

According to the Applied International Epigenetics, “energetic stress” covers all type of stress. Preventing energetic stress from mother’s life will directly impact the timeline of recovery of an autistic child. Mother of an autistic child should control and manage her stress and anxiety level to understand the child’s inability to talk or communicate.  She should help his/her child deal with this problem with love and emotional support.

Take Away:

Maternal health is very important and directly helps an autistic child to recover fast and all the limiting symptoms of Autism. With the help of Epigenetic methods such as Applied Intentional Epigenetics and Applied Energy Medicines, one can surely PREVENT and REVERSE the genetic transmission of Autism. Following these two techniques as early as possible will directly impact the timeline of recovery of an autistic child.

Autism & Technology - What Should You Know?

Dr. Rajalakshmi Kandaswamy 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Chennai
Autism & Technology - What Should You Know?

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a type of neurological and developmental disorder. Children are the ones primarily affected by this type of disorder. Children suffering from autism usually face problems in communication or social interaction.

According to a report in 2014 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 59 children are suffering from ASD. However, according to the prediction of MIT researchers, by the year 2025, nearly one in two children will be diagnosed with ASD in the USA. The incidence and prevalence of ASD has been increasing phenomenally worldwide.

These increasing estimates cannot be ignored and there is a dire need for a solution to cure Autism. There are many treatments and therapies available in the field of medicine. However, to reach all communities that suffer from Autism, there is a need for a "solution" that can be easily accessible and help in limiting the symptoms of Autism.

This is where technology works brilliantly.

How does technology help in curing autism?

Using technology to cure or help in dealing with Autism is one of the most effective Argument and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies. Let’s explore how technology impacts the quality of life, development of social skills and relationships, and educational access of an autistic child.

Here are some of the ways one can use technology to help autistic children.

Apps for Autism Solution:

There are many apps out there on both Google Play Store and App Store, which help parents to deal with their autistic child. These apps are blessing for the parents of children with Autism. These apps help parents access scientifically proven Autism treatments that are already working and effective for healing Autism permanently. These apps directly deliver the solution to parents of children who are suffering from Autism. These apps mainly target two factors: “diagnosis” and “treatment”.

With the help of these apps, parents of autistic children can easily access the diagnosis and treatment methods of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Most of such apps provide a survey about an autistic child. On completion of the survey, which hardly takes 1-3 minutes, parents receive results and information about Autism solutions. Parents can explore the provided solutions and choose the one that is best suited for the child.

Autism Success Stories at ALEXA:

Amazon Alexa has also proven to be a boon for parents dealing with Autistic kids. There are many Autism related stories on Alexa. One can listen to stories of other patients and learn how they cure the condition to help an autistic child. Listen Autism Success Stories for free by just downloading them from the Alexa Store on Amazon. These success stories will help an autistic child to learn the following skills:

  1. Non-Verbal autistic children can learn to speak with these stories in 10 sessions or less

  2. Seizure disorder can be cured without medications

  3. Sensory processing issues will disappear

  4. Gut issues will also disappear

  5. These stories will help to establish a healthy immune system

  6. Improve the cognitive abilities of the child

  7. These stories will help a child to socialize with ease

  8. Children will become independent with the help of these stories

Take Away:

These are some of the Alternative methods for treating Autism. These technologies are very effective and will help a person to take a step forward in curing and removing Autism symptoms from the child or loved ones. However, it is always advisable to personally consult a neurologist as every child is different.

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Autism Awareness!

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Autism Awareness!

Autism Awareness!

Autism Spectrum Disorders!

Dr. Rahul Mathur 92% (35 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Senior Resident Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, Indore
Autism Spectrum Disorders!

United Nations has declared April 2nd as the world autism awareness day. Autism is an illness where the child may have problems in communication, social behavior, learning and language. In the last few decades, a lot has been researched on autism. It is important to identify autism at the earliest so that interventions can start early. There are treatment options available for autism. Very few centers in central India identify autism and provide treatment. Treatment principles are based on training the child in a specific way to cope up in communication and language defects with the help of a psychiatrist, occupational therapist, vocational therapist and child psychologist. Child therapists also train regarding parenting skills in autism. A therapy program based on these principles is also known as applied behavioral analysis (aba).

It has been seen that children suffering from autism can have extraordinary capabilities in some fields like music, mathematics, etc and can do exceptionally well in society. Awareness in society is very important especially among the teachers and parents of other children because these children often have to face discrimination from their peers and society. It is important to know the difference between intellectual disability (mental retardation) and autism. A child with autism can have a supranormal IQ. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree you are definitely not doing the right thing. Let's end the stigma and spread awareness.

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What is the diet plan for autism child and is there any kind of medicine for this?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (22702 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
What is the diet plan for autism child and is there any kind of medicine for this?
Autism child diet should be as normal as any other child. Feed him homemade food, nutricious food. I can help you upto some extent in autism with homoeopathic medicine without side effects. I need more details about child's symptoms to help. You can consult me at Lybrate.
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Autism - How Does Ayurveda Help?

Dr. Ramesh Rai 90% (274 ratings)
Graduate of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (GAMS)
Ayurveda, Panipat
Autism - How Does Ayurveda Help?

Autism is defined as a neuro biological pervasive development disorder that includes lack of social skills and inability to reciprocate to social interactions. The patient may also have intellectual and cognitive deficits and problems in communication (verbal as well as non-verbal). Ayurveda, the oldest study of medicine, has proved to be very effective when it comes to managing and treating those affected by autism. The earlier an autistic person resorts to Ayurveda, the more effective it is. 

Ayurvedic drink recipe for treating the symptoms of autism: (should be taken daily)

1. 1/3 cup of yogurt
2. 3/4 cup of water
3. Cumin
4. Coriander and
5. Ginger

OR 

Diluted Fresh Pomegranate Juice. 

Ayurveda in Curbing Aggression: 

Autism includes heightened aggression and aversion from social interaction due to a neurological condition that impairs the functioning of the brain. Not all autistic patients are violent towards others but may express their frustration by self-harm and emotional outbursts. One can curb these emotional outbursts by taking herbal supplements. An Ayurvedic herb called Brahmi (BacopaMonneiri) which is known for its, anti-anxiety, neuroprotective and antioxidant properties can help considerably. 

Regular massages using sandalwood, rose, lavender and gotu kola oils is also very calming and relieving, because it stimulates the blood flow and neuron responses. Massage also helps in increasing eye contact and social relatedness, less stereotypic behavior and improved sleep. 

Ayurvedic Herbs for Autism: 

1. Brahmi - Scientifically known as BacopaMonneiri, Brahmi is an important herb that delays the process of forgetting and improves memory. Not only does Brahmi improve memory but also increases the grasping power, intellect and speech and also corrects the abnormality of emotions, personality and mood of an autistic individual. It also helps in performing complex tasks such as comprehension, reasoning and learning.
2. Ashwagandha - Scientifically known as WithaniaSomneifera, Ashwaganda has high affinity for gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. Low GABA activity is related to cognitive impairment. 
3. Shankhapushpi - Scientifically known as ClitoriaTernatia, Shankhapushpi is very effective in improving learning and memory. 
4. CentellaAsiatica - This ayurvedic herb is used as a medication for insanity, speech disorders and epilepsy making it a very useful drug for treating autism.
5. Convolvulus pluricaulis - Apart from treating insanity and epilepsy, Convolvulus pluricaulis brightens the mind and improves memory and intellect vastly.
 

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How can we overcome autism? My son is 2.3 year old and he is facing same problem. Please suggest it's very urgent.

Dr. Iram Parveen 91% (817 ratings)
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
How can we overcome autism? My son is 2.3 year old and he is facing same problem. Please suggest it's very urgent.
You must start with his Occupational theray sessions If speech is also delayed then start with speech therapy too
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ASD Autism - How Homeopathy Plays A Role In Treating It?

Dr. G.Nirmal Md 89% (10 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
ASD Autism - How Homeopathy Plays A Role In Treating It?

Autism is a kind of disorder in which children have poor communication as well as social skills. This disorder becomes quite apparent within the initial three years of life but certain mild cases are diagnosed at the time of early schooling. There is confusion among people between what autism really means and psychiatric illness. Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD refers to a range of conditions, mainly classified as pervasive developmental. ASD includes autism, asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. The disorders are primarily characterized by difficulties in communication, deficits faced in social life, same old behaviours and interests in a repetitive manner.

Signs and Symptoms of ASD Autism

Some of the signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder are:

Social Skills:

  1. Makes very little or no eye contact.
  2. Shows resistance to being held or touched
  3. Gets too close when speaking to someone
  4. Language Development Abnormal use of pitch, rhythm or get stressed while speaking.
  5. Speak in an abnormally loud or quite voice.
  6. Use of short and incomplete sentences.

Behaviour

  1. Being obsessed with certain objects, ideas and desires.
  2. Get fascinated with rotation
  3. Repetitive play
  4. Attachment to objects in an unusual manner.
  5. Seeking perfection in certain areas.

How Does Homeopathy Help in Treating ASD Autism?

Homeopathy is considered to be one of the most popular alternative systems of medicine and also one of the popular alternative treatments used for autism. Generally when a patient consults a homeopath for seeking homeopathy treatment of autism, the homeopath follows the following treatment procedure:

He or she will note down the full case history of the child, which includes, his or her current medical complaints, their onset, past history, mother’s history at the time of pregnancy. The homeopath will look into the detailed family history, try and explore points of stress and certain causes behind the illness. He would assess in detail about the mental and emotional make up of the child. After all these, a homeopath would prescribe a homeopathic medicine which would cover all of the child’s ASD symptoms and conditions in the best possible manner.

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