Do You Fear it’s Autism?




Autism


Autism or austism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a mental health condition that has symptoms that include problems with:

communication
social skills
repetitive actions or body movements
speech
non verbal communication
learning

This greatly impairs and affects the way one is able to communicate with others and maintain relationships.

Autistic people are usually very gifted and talented. For example the may be very good at art, music or math.

Autism usually appears while a child is quite young. Around the age of 3.

Some other symptoms include:

a lack of eye contact
an interest in certain topics over others
high sensitivity to their senses (touch, smell, hearing etc.)

Autism is more likely to occur in boys than girls.

Asperger’s & Autism

There are other conditions that fall under the category of Austism spectrum disorder such as Asperger’s.

These are children that don’t have a problem with speech at all and actually have high IQ’s. Their symptoms are more based off of the inability to interact and communicate socially. They have a small range of interests.

Check ups for Autism

It is important to visit your child’s physician to get appropriate screening done while your child is still young. In the 9 months – 30 months young range. If your child shows signs then a complete evaluation can be done and sometimes you will be referred to a specialist.

If you suspect your child may have Autism, take a look around at the neurogenomics section of this site. It may help provide information on root causes of this health condition.

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Medication

The most common medication used for Autism are antipsychotics.

Antipsychotics for Autism

Antipsychotic medications are prescribed for psychotic disorders including schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. They are also used for people with autism.

They work on chemicals in the brain that can affect psychosis, such as serotonin and dopamine.

These medications take approximately 4 to 6 weeks for symptoms like hallucinations and delusions to improve.

Typical or first generation Antipsychotics include:

Chlorpromazine / Thorazine
Haloperidol / Haldol
Perphenazine / Trilafon
Fluphenazine / Prolixin

Atyical or second generation antipsychotics are newer and thought to cause less side effects. These include:

Aripiprazole / Abilify
Risperidone / Risperdal
Clozapine / Clozaril
Olanzapine / Zyprexa
Paliperidone / Invega Sustenna
Quetiapine / Seroquel
Brexpiprazole / Rexulti
Cariprazine / Vyralar

CAUTION
May Come with Side Effects


Some Side effect profiles for antipsychotic medications include:

Blurred Vision
Vomiting
Nausea
Dizziness
Dry Mouth
Akathisa/Restlessness
Seizures
Constipation
Weight Gain
Tardive Dyskinesia
Sexual Problems
Low Blood Pressure
Low White Blood Cell Count

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