What Causes Autism?

For many years scientists are trying to indicate what the cause of autism is. A lot of research has been done and those researches gave us many theories about the roots of autism. Image Credit: Michał Parzuchowski / Unsplash.com The term “autism” was introduced in the 1940-s by the American pediatrician and psychiatrist Leo Kanner. He borrowed the term from Eugene Bleuler who described self-absorbed aspects of schizophrenia with its help. Leo Kanner in his turn used the term “autism” to define a developmental diso...

Adult Autism

Autism is a condition, which results from the impairment of the brain and leads to generally reserved behavior and attitude to life. Autistic people lack communication and social interaction, have limited interests, and often resort ritualistic activities like repetitively placing objects in a fixed order. The disorder affects physical and mental abilities and sometimes makes life very tough for both patients and people around them. Autism begins to manifest itself at an early age, and symptoms continue into adulthood....