Autism is a complex neurological disorder detected in children in their initial three years of life, which is the result of the impaired functioning of the brain, expressing itself in the form of the inability for social and communication skills, impaired intellectual faculty and hence affecting the developmental of the child. The exact cause of autism is not yet fully understood.

Causes of Autism:

There are structural and functional changes in the brain in the patients with autism. However, the exact cause of these changes is not fully understood.

Physical causes:
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Exposure to environmental chemicals
  • Intake of some drugs, medicines during pregnancy
  • Metabolic imbalance
  • Vaccinations

Diagnosis of Autism:

There are no laboratory tests for autism. The diagnosis is arrived at by clinical evaluation and a detail developmental case history of the child. The psychological evaluation may be carried out by a professional with expertise in handling such cases. There are several Autism screening tests to conclude the diagnosis.

Homeopathic Treatment of Autism:

The homeopathic approach to handling chronic disorders being totalistic and aiming at treating the genetic tendencies with a well strategic management offers effective treatment for autism and related disorders.

The commonly homeopathic medicines indicated for autism are about twenty in number. The exact medicine, its combination with other support medicines, its dose and repetition depend on the case history. The medicines are essentially safe and absolutely non-toxic.