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HSC Biology Assessment 3

Rameen Malik

on 21 May 2013

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Transcript of Autism

This is Borris. Autism A Non-Infectious Disease Difficulties in Social Interaction easily How is Autism treated? Prevention/Managment Causes No known cause = No known prevention methods But how do i know he actually has it? Difficulties in Communication ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Symptoms No Known Cause But there are theories... Disproven Theories Genetic Factors Environmental Brain Functioning MMR Vaccine Contrevorsy 'The most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years'
1998 Lancet Paper - Based on obervations of only 12 children
Proven to be a fraudulent report
No link between Autism and MMR vaccine Refrigerator Mothers 1950s - autism is a result of mothers being cold and distant to their children
The roots of autism do not have any link to poor parenting Altered conditions in the womb
Lack of essential nutrients in the baby's body Environment Genetics Do NOT 'cure' autism Speech
Therapy Special educational programs Applied Behaviour Analysis
(ABA) Psychoactive Drugs Antidepressants Stimulants But Supress social & communication defficiencies Early introduction of human interaction Early:
introduction Management AWARENESS Recognise autism as a disease, not a way of life
Raise awareness on supporting research facilities
Accomodating people with autism into everyday society interruption in expression of some genes
E.g. Engrailed (EN2) gene for normal neural development
40% of autism cases related to this gene's expression He is NOT Autistic. He is a PERSON with Autism. Early:
Treatment Autism Affects every 6 out of 1000 people Males Females 5:1
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