There are many articles and blogs, which have been written on autism. So, there is nothing more to say about how this neurological disorder (autism) is turning into a social disaster. According to CDC (Centre of Disease Control) data report, it is clear that the estimated data of autism diagnosed children is increasing dramatically day by day.
If we go through the 2008 data report, 1 out of 88 children were diagnosed and according to current CDC data report of 2010, it is 1 out of 68.
So, we need to be more aware of this genetic psychiatric disorder. Yes, unlike other brain disorders autism is strongly genetic, that's the reason why it is an incurable one.
Our goal is to improve the autistic disabilities to make the autistic children more social, because they are with social skill impairments.
The Therapeutic ways to Treat Autism:
1. As the children diagnosed with autism are mostly non-verbal, socially impaired with lack of eye contact, cognitive disabilities, repetitive/ stereotyped behaviour, so parents always prefer
#Behavioural intervention with physical therapies
#ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) etc.
to reverse the autistic impaired skills
2. The next thing is restricted diet. The GF/ CF (Gluten free/ Casein free) diet is usually used by the parents to feed their autistic children.
Right now the concept has been changed a little. Broccoli, Cannabis have been found more effective to treat the autistic children, according to current research.
Sulforaphane in broccoli has been found as an antioxidant by researchers, which can prevent the formation of oxidant or free radicals, which can damage the DNA base pairs.
THC in cannabis has been found to enhance the neuronal signal transduction in an impaired autistic brain.
3. As autism is strongly genetic, and gene therapy for this brain disease is still under study with no discovery, so HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is one and only cellular oxygen therapy that involves high atmospheric pressure of oxygen, which can reverse the autistic disabilities by repairing the impaired neuronal tissues of an autistic brain.
The portable hyperbaric chambers with flash through system are now made to be installed at your homes, offices and clinics oxyhealth.com/portable-hype...
But before treating autism we need to diagnose first. We know the diagnosis of autism is based upon the behavioural symptoms, mentioned above at the point number one under the section of “The Therapeutic ways to Treat Autism”. Diagnosis on or before the age of three can be beneficial for the children, to treat them as early as possible.
That's why a new program has been made to assist the parents so that they can identify whether their offspring is with autism or not, before an autistic victim crosses his/ her puberty.
NODA, Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment program (a pilot program) has been launched by SARRC (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Centre).
Working Phenomenon of NODA:
So, how does this program work?
It allows parents to record and submit the videos of their child's behaviour by using their smart-phones. The videos are then reviewed by the SARRC team to give a quick reply that, whether the little suspected victim of autism is with this neurological disorder or not.
This diagnosis can be done within two or three weeks by the SARRC clinicians and experts.
Early diagnosis can reduce the autistic symptoms by early treatment, but if the diagnosis is not done before the puberty stage of an autistic individual, then an autistic patient or child can turn into a patient of other psychiatric disorders. In most of cases, epileptic condition arrives after the late adolescence stage.
So, people and parents, whether with autistic child or not, must be aware of this thing that their offspring must be diagnosed as early as possible to ensure whether their child is with autistic disabilities or not.
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