It is a condition linked to brain formation that distorts how the patient sees others and relates to them, causing communication and socialization problems.
Autism spectrum disorder encompasses various conditions, such as Asperger’s syndrome, autism, and childhood disintegrative disorder, among others. It manifests during the first years of life when the first difficulties or obstacles for the child to socially integrate into school appear.
The causes vary because the symptoms and their severity are different in each child, but studies indicate that genetics and certain environmental factors may be involved, as well as:
- Premature babies.
- Males are at higher risk of developing it.
- Family members who have suffered from it.
- Other diseases with symptoms similar to those of autism.