Causes of ADHD

Over the years there has been significant progress in research of what causes ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in children and adults. Thanks to that, we now have some conclusive evidence on some of the common causes of ADHD. We still do not all the possible ADHD causes. However, what we do know that ADHD/ADD is a neurobiological disorder and is … Read more

Etiology of Autism

When it comes to the etiology of autism, various theories have been proposed in the last few decades. With the rise in autism prevalence across the United States (and globally), questions around what causes autism and its impact on modern-day society have been a subject of intense discussion. Let us take a quick look at … Read more

Autism in Boys

It is quite well known that autism in boys differs significantly from autism spectrum disorder in girls. Working with children classified “special needs” (as all neurological behavioral problems were classified), I have had some experience with the small number of girls I have worked with, but boys have definitely been the majority. Key Gender Based Statistics on … Read more

Autism in Girls

Autism in girls has always been a topic less talked about than autism in boys. The reason being that boys are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed positive for Autism Spectrum Disorder than girls. Some Statistics on Autism in Children Autism rates Increasing at Alarming Proportions – Girls less Impacted Autism, according to the … Read more

Does My Child Have Autism

Have you recently observed any anomalies in your child’s behavior compared to other kids of similar age? Or has the teacher in your child’s pre-school brought to your attention that your child is usually reclusive and doesn’t want to interact with other children or teachers in the classroom? Or maybe you family practitioner has recommended that … Read more

Is Autism Genetic

Is Autism genetic? Indeed a common question among couples with a history of Autism in their family and planning to have a baby. Recent studies have shown that though Autism is primarily a neurological disorder impairing language, communication and social skills, it may have an indirect genetic pre-disposition. The Center for Disease Control in the United States has estimated … Read more