Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is used in medical terminology to describe developmental disorders which have characteristic symptoms: poor social interaction, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviours. Autism spectrum disorders include autism, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). It is estimated that the disease affects 1 per 1000 people and is four times more common among males than females. Currently, the disease is incurable and in order to mitigate its symptoms pharmacological and psychological treatment can be used.
For many years parents have been blamed for their ADHD children outrageous behavior. The disease had been thought to be of pure social origin and the parents have been living under pressure of their prejudiced neighbours and collegues.The recent UK study has been a great breakthrough and it predicts a big change in the approach to the issue. Read full text »