A neurodevelopment disorder that causes a wide range of impairments in social communication and restricted and repetitive behaviors.
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It is a disorder related to brain development causing difficulty in socializing and interacting with restricted, repetetive movements.
The exact cause is not known. It is associated with certain genetic mutations and hereditary syndromes.
An early sign is delayed developmental skills. Observational tests done by a child psychiatrist, pediatric neurologist and few genetic tests will ascertain the condition.
Antipsychotics: To control irritability and aggression
Stimulants: For hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention
Methylphenidate . Atomoxetine . Clonidine
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