Autism Services Offered In Nationwide
Life can constantly challenge children and adults living with autism. At DigiPSYCH in New Jersey, California, Pennslyvania and Arizona, board-certified psychiatrist Asad Hussain, MD, offers expert help and treatment to people of all ages with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Few psychiatrists treat autism, but Dr. Hussain has extensive experience with this population. Call DigiPSYCH today or book a telepsychiatry appointment online for autism psychiatrist for adults to discover how you or your child could live better with autism.
What is autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological condition usually diagnosed before age 3. ASD’s severity varies, but children with autism share the same problems, primarily difficulty interacting and communicating with others.
Developmental disorders like autism usually begin in childhood but persist into adulthood. They cause problems with how a child’s central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) develops and functions. Genetics and environmental factors might influence autism’s development, but the exact cause is unknown.
ASD follows a steady course rather than the remissions and relapses typical of many mental health disorders
What symptoms does autism cause?
Someone with autism can show symptoms like:
- Lack of eye contact
- Problems expressing emotions and feelings
- Inability to interpret facial expressions
- Repeating words or phrases
- Making repetitive movements
- Not responding when spoken to
- Learning difficulties
Children with severe autism might harm themselves by banging their heads on things or biting their skin.
ASD is a spectrum. On one end, children might be unable to communicate at all. On the other, people with high-functioning autism (often called Asperger’s syndrome) can study, work, and have relationships. However, they still face significant challenges in daily life.
How is autism treated?
There’s no cure for autism, but working with Dr. Hussain can significantly improve your or your child’s life. It can help to think of yourself or your child as having different abilities rather than an illness — even people with severe autism have some extraordinary talents.
Wherever someone is found to be on the autistic spectrum, support from skilled mental health professionals can be invaluable. Treatments DigiPSYCH offers that can help children and adults with autism include:
- Behavioral therapy
- Educational therapy
Structuring children’s daily routines helps prevent or lower stress. Dr. Hussain might suggest scheduling regular times for eating, learning, being with others, playing, and sleeping.
Knowing what affects people with autism and recognizing the causes of distress is a critical element of care. It’s also necessary to determine what environments are most beneficial for learning.
Using DigiPSYCH’s secure telepsychiatry platform, you can talk to Dr. Hussain from the comfort of your home. This primarily benefits people with autism who have difficulties coping outside their familiar environment.
Call DigiPSYCH today or book an appointment online for expert help with autism’s challenges.
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