5 Questions About Autism

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What is Autism?

Information About Autism

1: What is Autism?

The word autism comes from the Greek car : himself. People with autism are facing extreme in itself. Conversely, you can say that they can form of what is happening in the people around them. No image A person with autism has no theory of mind , no understanding of the thoughts and feelings (the mind) of others. That creates all sorts of communication problems. And again reinforce their tendency to exclude themselves.

Autism is usually diagnosed when children leave to speak. Such children do not learn well to start a conversation or to maintain and they make little or no use of gestures, such as one look or nod, to support a call. Even adults with autism do not. Some people with autism, but not all, are committed to fixed rituals or routines . They have the same body movements or repeat the same words each time. Routines help you organize the mental chaos that arises because they can handle. Sensory information is difficult

2: Why is it that nowadays you hear a lot about autism?

Autism is a developmental disorder. To make the diagnosis, research is needed into the behavior that someone showed during youth, for example through extensive questioning. Parents or close relatives The knowledge and the manpower for such research is not long exist among care in mental health.

Autism appears to be or is hidden by symptoms of other mental problems, such as depression , learning disabilities or schizophrenia . The specialist knowledge needed to still detect autism has only been widely available in the second half of the last century, thanks to the work of Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger.

In the Netherlands, children are often diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental asked. This is a residual category, children with this disorder have some, but not all the characteristics of autism. The popularity of this diagnosis is partly explained by children with PDD-NOS (medical abbreviation) qualify for a backpack, so additional education at the primary school.

3: How is autism diagnosed?

The diagnosis of autism can be determined through an examination of the behavior in youth. Such research is usually done by a team in which a doctor, a psychologist, a remedial and / or a social worker sitting. This is necessary because autism many different areas of life becomes. Consider the development of language, social skills, to friendships, to stereotypical ideas or behavior, to motor development.

Nowadays one may gz-psychologist, a child psychologist or a psychiatrist just the diagnosis. This is a practical measure, which aims to stop waiting and save costs. The diagnosis is sometimes less exactly, because no person with autism has all the same features as another. Even less precise questionnaires that people can fill in on the Internet. These are usually unreliable.

4: What are the causes of autism?

In recent years it has become clear that a genetically abnormal pattern underlies autism . But that's not all you can say. The manifestations of this genetic abnormality is every person with autism is different. Previously it was thought that there was something wrong with their brains. This has been a misconception. There is a special part of the brains that 'piece' is. In people with autism different parts of the brains sure look different from others, but also regular parts of the brains work structurally different than in people without autism.

Autism is usually described in terms of a lack of empathy. People with autism find it difficult to move into the thoughts and feelings of another human being. As a result, they have difficulty to predict. Behavior of others and of himself Predictions of others' behavior are essential in everyday communication, which are difficult to mobilize in someone with autism. Their ability to communicate is further hampered by people with autism indeed an amazing eye for detail, but fail to various details to integrate into one whole. How do you tell a story about something you've been through to another, if you do not know which details one needs to understand you and what does not?

5: How to Treat Autism?

Autism can not be treated. There is no cure . There is no treatment and there are no pills that people with autism can help off. But this does not mean that they could use any help. Therapies and pills can certainly help to fight. Problems that arise from autism, such as anxiety or depression,

The counseling of people with autism is more focused on the polish of their behavior . They can learn through training to interpret, so they can communicate more easily. Behavior of other people Also, counseling is often aimed at increasing the structure in their lives. Structure and solid patterns, intervals and rituals make life more manageable and therefore easier.
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