Description of Autism Definition :- Neurobehaviour and neurodevelopmental disorder. Etiology:- unknown etiology. prenatal,perinatal and postnatal factors do not play a major role. A small number of children with autism have a known association in conditions such as fragile x syndrome, congenital rubella, structural anomalies of the brain and metabolic diseases. Clinical Features :- -Typical age of presentation is 18-24 months children. -inability to develop normal social skill with lack of eye contact, gestures and facial expressions. -They understand little or no language. Therefore they fail to acquire speech. -An inability to concentrate together with intrusive stereotypes may prevent children from engaging in meaningful or social interaction. -Approximately 75% of children with autism are mentally retarded. Signs of autism:- - Inappropriate playing with toys. - Inability to relate to others. - Hyperactivity. - Inappropriate laughing or crying. - Oversensitive or under sensitive to sound. - Strange attachment to objects. - Difficulty dealing with changes to routine. - Lack of awareness of danger. Investigations - Speech and Language assessment. - Chromosomal analysis. - EEG - Neuroimaging MANAGEMENT - No drug or other treatment cures autism. - The most important intervention is early and intensive remedial education that addresses both behavioral and communicable disorders. - Drugs that are commonly used for seizures, anti-depressants, stimulants have been used. AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT 1. Abhyanga ( Bala Taila) 2. Swedana 3. Matra Basti ( Narayana Taila/Bala Taila) 4. Nasaya ( Brahmi Ghrita) 5. Shiropichu (Narayana Taila/ Brahmi Ghrita) 6. Medhya Rasayana- Brahmi, Shankhpushpi, Vacha, Yasthimadhu Churna with Madhu. 7. Chyavanaprasha 8. Brahma Rasayana


Dear Dr. Aniruddhsinh Rathod , Your Article Autism with It's Management and line of treatment nice. I suggest to add Vacha churna as Pradhaman Nashya.
Thank you doctor

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