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Transcript of AUTISM

By Jude E. Emego
Mental Health Nursing

Risk Population
Current Trend
Early Start Denver Model
Biomedical Approach:
Omega 3 Fatty acids
Autism and Facts
Neurodevelopmental disorder
Diagnosed on the basis of behavioral phenotype
Appears during the child first 3 years of life
Impairment in socialization and communication
Disoder affect 1% of the population
Behavioral Treatment:

Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
FDA Approved: Aripiprazole & Risperidone
Diagnosis symptoms
Difficulty with speaking
Resisting from eye contact
Lack of the sense of empathy
Dislike physical contact
Inability to perform the activity of daily leaving
Language delay or absence
Obsession (repetitive behaviors)

Pervasive developmental Disorder
Affect boys than girls in the ratio 4:1
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2. Adams MM, Erickson JD, Layde PM, Oakley GP. Down's syndrome. Recent trends in the United States. JAMA. 1981 Aug 14;246(7):758-60

3.Down Syndrome. Prezi Graph and images 8 Nov. 2013 Retrived from http://prezi.com/zx3szhadcm5a/edit/#1_24309637

4. Halter, M. J. (2014). Varcarolis' foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing: a clinical approach. (7th ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier

Mr. Robbins Section
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