People are really making so-called educated guesses on what causes Autism. Now so-called professionals are saying that there are more links seen between Autism and ADHD.
I am all for doing research to find out what is causing the Autism epidemic or any other mental health crisis that is going on. In my humble opinion pretty soon they are going to be saying Bacon causes Autism, anyway I digress.
I do believe that there may be a significant attachment between Autism and ADHD. I have a step daughter with the diagnosis of ADHD but I do not believe she has Autistic symptoms.
Please everyone use caution when there is new breaking news about Autism or any other news about any other mental health challenges out their. I am just throwing this news out there in blog land because it may help someone.
Helping and Educating families/people on the Autism Spectrum about Autism is what Sarah and I want to do.
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) — Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 times more likely to exhibit some traits of autism than children without ADHD, according to a new study.
One of every five ADHD kids in the study exhibited signs of autism such as slow language development, difficulty interacting with others and problems with emotional control, said study co-author Dr. Joseph Biederman, director of the pediatric psychopharmacology unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“The genetic markers for ADHD have also been associated with autism,” he said. “These autistic traits may be present in other conditions as well. I am quite convinced that these traits may be present in children with mood and anxiety disorders.”
Again, I want to say be cautious and do your own research about this.
- Autism and ADHD (nlm.nih.gov)
- More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD (news.health.com)
- Why do ignorant people always have a view on ASD and ADHD??? (dinkyandme.wordpress.com)
- Traits of Autism Seen in Some Kids with ADHD (livescience.com)