Autism is a complex neurological disorder which is detected in children in their initial three years of life, which is the result of the impaired functioning of the brain, expressing itself in the form of the inability for social and communication skills,impaired intellectual faculty and hence affecting the developmental of the child. The exact cause of autism is not yet fully understood.
Estimated 1.5 million American children and adults, over 1.7 million children in India and about 0.2% of the world population is affected by this disorder, affecting all races almost equally.
CAUSES OF AUTISM
There are structural and functional changes in the brain in the patients with autism. However, the exact cause of these changes is not fully understood.
Some of the triggering factors considered responsible for Autism are:
Exposure to environmental chemicals
Intake of some drugs, medicines during pregnancy
Stress during pregnancy
SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM
Autism can present with a wide spectrum of symptoms, also in varied severity, mild, moderate to severe. The symptoms may present in different combinations. The major symptoms related to:
Marked deficits in communication and social interaction
Unable to follow command
Abnormal behavior, such as repetitive acts and excessive possessiveness to certain objects such as car, doll, keys
No/Less eye contact
Repeatation of word
The common end symptoms could be some or many of the following:
Annoying obstinacy in behavior
Poor verbal expression uses gesture to point out for his needs
Repeating words or phrases
Laughing, crying without apparent cause
Difficulty in social interaction with his age or elders
No eye contact while communication
Failure to perceive fears of danger, leading to jumping from high place, playing with pointed objects
Physical hyperactivity or under-activity
Underdeveloped fine motor skills
Not responsive to verbal instructions with normal hearing
Inappropriate possessiveness to objects
Over-sensitivity or under-sensitivity to pain
Screaming and shouting out of proportion
Repeats the same words (echolalia)
It may be noted that autism affects the developmental of the intellectual faculties. The autistic children are able to express love and affection and also can respond to love.
DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM
There are no laboratory tests for autism. The diagnosis is arrived at by clinical evaluation and a detail developmental case history of the child. The psychological evaluation may be carried out by a professional with expertise in handling such cases. There are several Autism screening tests to conclude the diagnosis.
Diet for Autism
The theory is that some people with autism cannot properly digest gluten and casein, which form substances that act like opiates in their bodies. This "drug" substance alters the person's behavior, perceptions, and responses to his environment, according to this theory. Research in the U.S. and Europe has found substances with opiate activity in the urine of a significant number of children with autism.
Some parents, doctors, and researchers say that children have shown mild to dramatic improvements in speech and/or behavior after a gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet.
Gluten and gluten-like proteins are found in wheat and other grains, including oats, rye, barley, bulgar, durum, kamut and foods made from those grains. They are also found in food starches, semolina, couscous, malt, some vinegar, soy sauce, flavorings, artificial colors and hydrolyzed vegetable proteins.
Casein is a protein found in milk and products containing milk, such as cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, whey and even some brands of margarine. It also may be added to non-milk products such as soy cheese and hot dogs in the form of caseinate.
Foods that can be eaten on a gluten-free, casein-free diet include rice, quinoa, amaranth, potato, buckwheat flour, soy, corn, fruits, vegetables, beans, tapioca, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, teff, nuts, eggs, and sorghum, among others.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR AUTISM
Homeopathic system is the only medical system which act upon mentle symptoms of the patient.Homeopathic treatment is based upon the totallity of symptms depending upon the physical n mentle behaviour of the patient.
The homeopathic case evaluation of the child with autism incorporates the detailed study of the family history of serious diseases, which are known to form the genetic ground for autism. The case analysis also takes into account impaired functions in terms of behavior, social skills, communication, speech, tantrums, etc.
BAYTA CARB : Very useful medicine for idiotic child having weak memoy.There is shyness with low confidence having aversion to strangers with hiding nature behind chair.Given when child is physically dwarf with stunted growth.There is tendency of recurrent tonsillitis with sensitiveness to cold air, cold weather.Excellent medicine for those children who have low IQ,Loss of memory,mental weakness.Suited to those children who are backward both physically and mentally.
HYOSCYAMUS : Very useful for autism in those children who have low muttering speech.suited when child is very suspicious,talkative,obscene, jealous, foolish.There is great hilarity with inclined to laugh at everything.There is purposeless movements and no love for near once.
SILICEA : Very useful for autism problem for those child who are obstinate ,concern about everything.Given to those children who are intelligent (good in academics), sensitive to reprimands, obedient having fixed ideas for everything.There is profuse sweating in palm and soles.There is defective nutrition, can not assimilate what he eat.Also given when there is obstinate constipation.Most recommended when Auitism occured after vaccination
TARENTULA : Very useful for autism who is hyperactive,extreme restless,must keep in constant motion.There is sudden mood change having aversion to company.Most recommended when there is destructive behavior.Given when child likes bright colors,music and dance.
RL-43 : For IQ Memory Concentration Drops
CEROLIN : Effective for Brain
NEUROPLUS : All Types of Neuro Problem
Or As Directed by Physician
SUCCESS STORY OF AUTISM TREATMENT :
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