Exposure to environmental toxins in developing human brains has strong implications to the cause and development of Autism Spectrum Disorders especially if when a genetic vulnerability is present. An Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an incurable neurological disorder that impacts social connectedness, impairs communication and can exhibit repetitive patterns of behavior. The frequency of ASD has been on the rise since the 1970’s. In 1970 Autism was diagnosed for 3 in every 10,000, increasing to 66 in every 10,000 to about 1 in 88 children in 2008. The dramatic increase over the past 20 years has brought this disorder to national attention which has aided in awareness. This awareness helps parents learn the signs of an ASD so that they may achieve the help for their child that comes from a proper diagnosis at an earlier age. However, awareness and an increase in diagnosis alone can’t explain the huge increase and so doctors have tried to find other explanations. A developing brain being exposed to environmental toxins is greatly attributed to the development of Autism. The way the toxins weaken the developing immune system, toxins in food, gut dsybiosis, and excessive vaccinations that contain toxins like mercury all play a major role in whether or not a child develops Autism. Skeptics may say that it is genetics alone that cause Autism; however, genetics, like awareness, doesn’t explain the dramatic increase in cases seen over the past 20 years. Regardless, the risk is too high and the effects of these toxins are devastating for those individuals whose bodies can’t process it.
Gastrointestinal involvement to ASD has been…
disorder mostly common in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism starts early in childhood, within the first three years of a person’s life. Children and adults who suffer from Autism are unable to read a person’s mind to guess what their next move is going to be; although they lack this, there are treatments that can help strengthen and better a person. Researchers with advanced mind-reading tests have demonstrated that high-functioning adults with ASD should not be underestimated since…
Autism: an Epidemic or Opinion
April 10, 2012
Outline for term paper
10 April, 2012
Autism: An Epidemic or Opinion
Thesis: As scientist work to discover the causes of autism, it is clear that there is a link between biological factors in combination with the preservative Thimersoal, as contributors to the over diagnosis of this disorder.
According to the National Autism Association, Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social impairments, cognitive impairments, communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors. Autism is can be linked to abnormal physical condition in the brain, however abnormalities remain unknown. The cortex and the cerebellum in the brain have been implicated in autism, according to a report on NBCNews.com. This report also stated these areas of the brain are possibly responsible for concentration…
Autism is something that is very hard to deal with. It can turn even the strongest into the weakest. Parents with children who have this horrible disorder have to cope with many things that are unknown to someone who has never experienced it. Autism can be a complex, unknown disorder; however there are many ways to help out the people with the disorder.
Autism is a unique disorder because not any person who has it has the same symptoms and issues. There can be very mild cases of it, or…
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism is a general term that people use to describe a series of complex brain development disorders. This disease affects a person’s social skills and causes the brain to react differently in social situations than most peoples. Autism is most commonly found in a child’s first 3 years of their life, but it is not uncommon for an adult to be diagnosed with autism. ASD affects more than 2 million people in the United…