Research Project on Autism

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Research Project on Autism
What Is Autism?
The American Psychiatric Association has classified autism as a mental disorder. The symptoms of the disorder in broad terms are centered in communication, social interaction and repetitive behavior problems. The American Psychiatric Association describes autism as a pervasive development disorder. In official medical terms autism is called autism spectrum disorder. What causes autism is commonly referred to as being unknown, but there are theories that vaccines and environment can cause autism. There is no recovery for autism. Management of the symptoms of the disorder is the best care givers can hope for (“Autism”, 2009; “What Does Autism Mean?”, 2009).
Autism can be diagnosed as early as 12...
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