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Is autism a genetic trait or is it related to other disease?


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Old 11-26-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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Is autism a genetic trait or is it related to other disease?

Is autism actually genetic? Why does it seem so common nowadays and I had never heard of such a thing until I was 30 years old? Could it be related to the stds that have become so common nowadays? Has any research been done to rule out stds and autism relations?

 
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:52 AM   #2
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Re: Is autism a genetic trait or is it related to other disease?

Autism is completely genetic! It's not that there are more people with autism, it's just that doctors know what to look for now, therefore more people getting their correct diagnosis more often.

 
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Re: Is autism a genetic trait or is it related to other disease?

I believe it's genetic. There are many aspects and types of autism that are under that diagnosis.

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Re: Is autism a genetic trait or is it related to other disease?

Autism is hundreds of different diseases. Its causes are complex and result from an interplay of many factors. There is not a simple answer to the cause of autism. We most certainly wish it were so.

Autism has become more "common" because the diagnostic criteria have been expanded many times in recent years.

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Re: Is autism a genetic trait or is it related to other disease?

Hi there,

In our case it appears to be genetic, though I have read many differing factors over the years. My sister is diagnosed, I am undiagnosed, but suspected (as is my Mother), and my son is also diagnosed.

It most certainly isn't more common these days, there is just a lot more research and knowledge now days

 
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