Cultural and Disease Paper
Autism known as Autistic disorder is a neurological disorder that may occur during the first three years of life. The children with this disorder appears distance; living in their own world. The child does not show interest in interaction with other and lack of awareness to surroundings. Autistic children have problem communicating with others, poor eye contact, and shows limited attachment to others including parents. According to Choc Health (2012), "Approximately 3 to 6 out of every 1,000 children born are diagnosed with autism. Autism is more prevalent in boys than girls, with four times as many boys affected than girls.” There is no infinitive way of understanding why 3 to 6 children develop this disorder or why boys are more susceptible than girl. What is known about the disorder it may be biologically and it is a neurological developmental disability with some genetic basis. Some Neurologist has theories on connection with Autism like: genetics, heredity, or medical problems. Other specialists are researching whether problem during pregnancy and environmental factors play a part in the susceptibility of autism. The point still remains that children have reach an all-time high in developing autism. The causes are numerous, treatment and diagnosis is limited.
Autistic Disorder has so many contributing factors cause such as: environmental, poor nutrition, Immune deficiency, and other contributing factors. Having this disorder also comes with speculation as to how children obtain such disorder with immunization playing a part in autism. Reviewing more in-depth at this particular population and its disorder finding that the environment and others may play a big part in factoring how does a vulnerable person; such a child develop this disorder. A study called Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) found by an organization called Autism Speaks has provided funding to acquire what part does environmental...
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CHOC.org (2012). Retrieved from http://www.choc.org/healthlibrary/topic.cfm?PageID=CH0004&wt.mc_id=neuroscience_googlesearch
Earlistudy.org. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.earlistudy.org/About-the-Study/21/
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