When a person faces difficulty in social communication and interaction, he/she is said to have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It can be identified by repetitive behavioral patterns, activities and interests. It is a genetically inherited disorder, which has no permanent cure. However, the condition can be improved through several therapies and medications. Autism spectrum disorder causes sleep problems, anxiety, depression, attention problems, coordination problems and epilepsy among those who suffer from it.
HOW IS AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
Chances of developing Autism Spectrum Disorder in siblings is 15-30 times greater than the general population.