Autism/ ADHD/ Anxiety

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental nerve development disorder. It usually affects children before the age of 12 and the symptoms can persist for more than 6 months. It affects boys and girls equally i.e. it is not gender biased. The Symptoms in of ADHD in girls can vary from boys. ADHD is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity or difficulty controlling behavior for a particular age. In order for ADHD to be present, it must cause significant problem in at at least two settings (e.g. social, school or work, home).  By 2015, 51.1 million people have been diagnosed with ADHD.

Autism is a highly variable neurodevelopment disorder that may occur during infancy or childhood. Autistic children show less response to social stimuli. They often prefer to be alone and smile or make very less eye contact compared to normal children of their age. Autistic children usually have poor motor skills. The respond to social stimuli very less and even if they do, they do it non- verbally.  They also exhibit repetitive behavior most often to overcome anxiety.  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children lack joint attention which distinguishes them from normal children. They tend to speak in reverse pronouns or simply repeat what one has said. Autism is a highly heritable condition. Though the reasons are not known completely but ASD is explained by rare mutation, environmental and epigenetic factors.

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