Health Tip: Signs of Autism

Here are possible symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Autism, a complex neurological disease, often appears in infants as a lack of responsiveness to others.

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says symptoms of the disease include:

  • Impaired social interaction, which can range from inability to connect with others, to an obsessive focusing on one thing to the exclusion of anything else.
  • Problems with verbal or nonverbal communication.
  • Repetitive behaviors, such as rocking or twirling.
  • Failing to respond to one's name and avoiding eye contact.

Researchers do not know what causes autism, though there may be a genetic link.

There is no cure for autism. But some with the disorder can improve with therapy.

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