A New Discovery In The Origin of Autism

discoveries in new ways to combat autism
Dr. Drew Rubin

Raising an autistic child can be a challenge. Many people seem to believe that autism is something that develops over time, but new studies show that autism actually develops before birth, and in the early stages of infancy. So all you parents who have possibly blamed yourselves that your kid has some form of autism, you can stop.

Within the last year, we’ve learned more about autism than we have in the last 50 years. New treatments have helped many parents find solutions for treating their autistic children. But one of the great mysteries of autism is finding out where exactly it starts. Some people say it comes from situational surroundings, such as how they were raised. There has been some pretty loud statements saying that some vaccination treatments cause autism. This new study reported by bbc.com says that finding the origin of autism will help greatly in the treatment of the disorder, as infants and toddlers who have received treatment have responded positively.

Autism is one of the more difficult behavioral health disorders to treat because each case is very different. No matter where a child falls on the spectrum, treatments that work for some most likely won’t work for another, even if they’re within the same ranges.

Catching it Early

Just like any type of illness, the sooner we’re able to catch and treat autism, the better. As time goes on, symptoms manifest themselves in ways that are sometimes irreversible, depending on the severity of where a child falls on the spectrum. If you feel like your child is developing autism, the best thing you can do is consult a doctor as soon as possible. It can make all the difference in the world.

If we can get to a point where we can treat autism in prenatal stages, treatment will have a monumentally positive impact on children who would otherwise suffer from the disorder. Although that seem like a big if right now, the more we learn about autism, the better we get at developing treatments. We don’t know that it’s completely irreversible as of right now, but science is capable of amazing things.