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Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751015
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Autistic Spectrum Disorder Treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a form of developmental disorder caused by differences in the brain. It was earlier called Autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. It’s a lifelong disability.

People with ASD suffer from some known differences, for example, genetic disorders. Other causes havenโ€™t been identified. Medical scientists believe that several causes in combination contribute to developing ASD.

Being a neuro-development disability, it is characterized by the following:

  • Difficulty in social communication such as during verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Deficit in social interactions
  • Constrained, iterative patterns of behaviour, activities and interests
  • Sensory problems
  • Seizures
  • Delayed or absence of language development
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Poor motor coordination & attentive weaknesses

Causes of ASD

The actual cause of ASD is yet to be ascertained. There is no single cause of ASD. The possible causes could be:

  • Family history of autistic
  • A few genetic mutations
  • Fragile x syndrome and related genetic disorders
  • Born to the older parents
  • Low birth weight
  • Metabolic imbalance
  • Exposure to heavy metals and toxins from environment
  • Maternal history of viral infections
  • Fetal exposure to the medications valproic acid or thalomid

Tests and Diagnosis

  • There is a combination of tests for autism that could be suggested, including:
  • DNA testing for genetic diseases
  • Behavioural evaluation
  • Visual and audio tests are done to confirm whether there is any vision and hearing
  • Occupational therapy screening
  • Developmental questionnaires like Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and Second Edition (ADOS-2)


There are some supporting therapies available for autistic people that can help in eradicate some of the symptoms such as:

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy

Alternative remedies include:

  • High-dose vitamins
  • Chelation therapy that involves flushing out metals from the body
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Melatonin to address sleep issues

NEUMED Center for Neurology, Bhubaneswar is one of the best neurology hospitals in Odisha, specializing in providing the best Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) treatments guided by renowned Neurologist Dr. Akhila Kumar Panda.