Autism is a severely handicapping Developmental disorder, which begins at birth or within the first 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years of life characterized by impairment in effective social skills, absent or impaired language development, repetitive and/or stereotyped activities and interest, especially inanimate objects, the symptomatology Of ASD suggest involvement of Neurological Endocrinal and Gastrointestinal System.
For many years autism occurred in about 5 children per 10,000 live births. However, since the early 1990's, the rate of autism has increased enormously throughout the world, so that figures as high as 60 per 10,000 are being reported. According recent figure estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), affects all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups.
The reasons for the increase are being debated, but the most likely cause appears to be the over vaccinations of infants, other theory prevalent are of Lyme Disease, High testosteron level in child, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Chronic Inflammation Of Brain cells - Neurons, Genetic Traits, Poor Neuro Immunity and Heavy metal Toxins. Fungus, Environmental Pollutions, Active TORCH infection to mother during pregnancy.
Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviors, which are markedly different from those of normal children. They may stare into space for hours, throw uncontrollable tantrums, show no interest in people (including their parents) and pursue strange, repetitive activities with no apparent purpose. They have been described as living in a world of their own.
These are abnormalities of communication, abnormalities of social development, and a restriction of behavior and interest. Of these, the abnormalities of social development are the most specific to autism. These and other features will be described more fully.
Autistic aloneness is an abnormality of social development in which the child she unable to make warm emotional relationships with people. Autistic children do not respond to their relationships with people. Autistic children do not response to their parent’s affectionate behavior by smiling or cuddling. Instead, they appear to dislike being picked up or kissed. They are no more responsive to their parents than to strangers and do not show interesting other children. There is little difference in their behavior towards people and inanimate objects. A characteristic sign is gaze avoidance that is the absence of eye-to eye contact.
Assessment from Specialist Medical Doctor should be concerned with more than the diagnosis of autism. The following additional factors need to be considered.
- Cognitive level
- Language ability
- Communication skill, social skill and play and repetitive or other abnormal behavior
- Stage of social development in relation to age, mental age and stage of language development.
- Associated medical conditions.
- Psychosocial factors.
Homeopathy have most promising treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child up to 6 years starts improving with first 120 days of medicine, total treatment time depends upon severity of illness, age of child, and it varies from total 18 to 26 month of treatment. Before starting the treatment psychiatrist / Neurology examination / Evaluation is must and also during treatment at regular intervals to assess the improvement. Homoeopathic medicine offers medicine to neutralize heavy metals, Anti Lyme Disease Treatment, Neuro immunity Enhancer, Removes Brain Cells Neurons Inflammations, corrects the symptoms of Mal Absorption from Gut ( Leaky Gut Syndrome ), Controls Hyperactivity, Reduces Monotonous Activity and / or Repetitive Behavior, Enhance Cognition Development and Speech development,
Treatment has three aspects: management of the abnormal behavior, arrangements for social and educational services, and help for the family.
Homeopathic Medicine along with Diet control and Exercise adds speedy recovery in Autism.
Behavioral method using contingency management.
The family of an autistic child needs considered help to cope with the child’s behavior. Which is often bewildering and distressing.
Between 10 and 20 per cent of children with childhood autism begin improve between the ages of about four and six years and are eventually able to attend an ordinary school and obtain work. Early intervention is your child’s best hope for the recovery, total treatment time, future, improving the core behavioral symptoms of autism will give your child all best possible advantages.
I have observed in my practice that 5% children diagnosed with ASD / PDD NOS doesn't responds to any of the therapy ( OT ABA TEAACH....) and medicine.
There is big debate over role of Sequential Homeopathy verses Classical Homeopathy for treatment of Autism, both the therapies work but it depends on Physician's experience.