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Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder (a type of mental disorder) characterised by difficult social interaction, impaired communication (both verbal and non-verbal), and restricted and repetitive behaviours. It forms part of the broader autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome.
Autism is a condition that begins from early childhood and is often suspected and diagnosed by ages 1-3. It is a lifelong disability that affects how people interact with others.
Autism causes and treatment
There have been many misconceptions as to what causes autism in the past such as the MMR vaccine and diet. Extensive research and clinical trials have concluded that none of these factors cause autism or ASD. However, the real cause is little understood but research is starting to unpick potential factors such as genetics, pollution and other environmental factors. A current favoured idea is that genes inherited from a child’s parents can make them more vulnerable to developing autism, some researchers suggest that the disorder will only develop when triggered by environmental factors.
The exact cause of autism spectrum disorder is unknown, however research into the disorder suggest that it is caused by several genetic and environmental factors. Genes inherited from a child’s parents can make them more vulnerable to developing autism, some researchers suggest that the disorder will only develop when triggered by environmental factors. Read more in clinical papers on autism.
Autism can be managed with a combination of prescribed medicines and behavioural treatment, depending on the severity of the disorder. Read about clinical trials and medical advancements for the treatment of autism on Trip.
Hot topics in Trip
Users of Trip frequently look at topics around adolescents, therapies, behaviour and screening. They also explore such topics as omega-3 fatty acids, SSRIs and aripiprazole. All these topics, and more, can be easily searched for within Trip.
Top results for autism
182. Randomized, controlled trial of an intervention for toddlers with autism: the Early Start Denver Model Full Text available with Trip Pro
2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain
183. Risk of autism and increasing maternal and paternal age in a large north American population Full Text available with Trip Pro
184. Autism and X-linked hypophosphatemia: A possible association? Full Text available with Trip Pro
185. Parent-mediated communication-focused treatment in children with autism (PACT): a randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro
2010 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high
187. Citalopram not effective for repetitive behaviour in autistic spectrum disorders Full Text available with Trip Pro
188. Gluten-free and casein-free diets in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review
189. Is video-based instruction effective in the rehabilitation of children with autism spectrum disorders?
190. Applied behavior analytic intervention for autism in early childhood: meta-analysis, meta-regression and dose-response meta-analysis of multiple outcomes
Intensive behavioral (...) intervention (IBI) therapy, also known as Lovaas therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA), or early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI), is an intensive behavioral treatment program that attempts to improve the cognitive and social functioning of children with autism.Timeliness warning This report has been archived and may contain outdated information. To request a copy of the report please contact the organisation directly. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD
192. Fluconazole and pharmaceuticals without inactive ingredients for autism: a review of the clinical effectiveness
195. Association of Family History of Autoimmune Diseases and Autism Spectrum Disorders Full Text available with Trip Pro
196. Lack of efficacy of citalopram in children with autism spectrum disorders and high levels of repetitive behavior: citalopram ineffective in children with autism Full Text available with Trip Pro
2009 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high
197. Birth defects in children with autism spectrum disorders: a population-based, nested case-control study Full Text available with Trip Pro
199. A nationwide study on the risk of autism after prenatal stress exposure to maternal bereavement Full Text available with Trip Pro