Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder and since the 1980s the idea of a ‘spectrum of autism disorders’ has been widely acknowledge.
The cause of autism are complex and it is unlikely that there is a single cause, but rather a set of triggers involving biological/medical, psychological and behavioral factors. There appears to be a genetic link.
Psychological assessments can be helpful but they cannot be used to confirm or deny a diagnose is medical and is made by recognizing patterns of behavior from early life which indicate impairment of social interaction. Communication and development of imagination. This is known as the triad of impairment.
At one end of the spectrum will be a normally intelligent child with mild autism. And at the other end will be the child with profound learning difficulties and severe autism.
Causes of autism spectrum disorder
No one knows exactly what causes Autism spectrum disorder, but scientists think that both genetic and environmental factors might play a role. While autism was once erroneously believed to arise from stresses in a child’s psychological environment, modern medical evidence suggests that irregularities in the development of the brain and central nervous system give rise to the syndrome of autism. Causes of this development are diverse and may include chemical exposure, viral and genetic factors.
Symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder
Severe level of impairment (requires very substantial support)
Social communication – minimal or absent communication or response to attempts at social interaction.
Fixed interests and repetitive behaviors – ongoing repetitive behaviors; intense preoccupation with rituals; interference with rituals can produce extreme distress.
Moderate (requires substantial support)
Social communication – limited social communication; interactions noticeably atypical.
Fixed interests and repetitive behaviors – Fixed interests and repetitive behaviors and rituals that interfere with functioning.
Mild (requires support)
Social communication – atypical social interaction; difficulty initiating or responding to social communication.
Fixed interests and repetitive behaviors – repetitive behaviors and fixed interests cause some interference with everyday functioning.
Homeopathic treatment for autism
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat autism spectrum disorder but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat autism spectrum disorder that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder:
Agaricus Muscsarius – aversion to work; loquacity; sings, talk but does not answer; fearlessness; indifference; great mental excitement and incoherent talking; mental confusion.
Aethusa Cynapium – restless; anxious; disconnected; uneasy and violent; inability to think, to fix the attention; idiocy may alternate with furor and irritability
Baryta Carb –excellent remedy for children with autism spectrum disorder; loss of memory; mental weakness; lost confidence in himself; bashful; aversion to strangers; childish; grief over trifles; irresolute; do not grow and develop; they are backward physically and mentally; very averse to meeting strangers; children subject to Quincy
Coffea – hyperactivity; irritability; and extreme excitement; tossing about anguish.
Hyoscyamus – low muttering speech; very suspicious; talkative; obscene; jealous; foolish; great hilarity; inclined to laugh at everything; constant carpholgia; deep stupor; quarrelsome; uncovers body; purposeless movements; no love for near once.
Lyssinum – the sight and sound of running water or pouring water makes child dreadful; dread of bright light
Kali Brom – moves purposelessly; hand flapping; loss of memory; can pronounce any word told, but cannot speak otherwise; night delusions; horrid illusions; amnesic aphasia.
Rheum – impatient and vehement; desires many things and cries; inability to play with others
Tarantula – hyperactive child; extreme restless; must keep in constant motion; capricious; sudden mood changes; aversion to company; disconnected; destructive behavior.