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Symptoms of Autism Now Detected at 6 Months

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Normally Autism is diagnosed between 2 and 3 years of age.  Recent research, one as recent as 2 weeks ago, has detected deficits in social attention in infants as young as 6 months.  The findings showed these infants paid less attention to people and activities around them than normal babies.  The researchers suggests that early diagnosis can lead to early intervention.  The studies centered on “visual attention”, “joint attention behaviors”, and “eye direction”.  These factors were tested on “high risk” babies.  Later these “high risk” infants did in fact develop Autism.   Another recent study found the brains of autistic infants were different in early stages of brain development.  Again the time frame was 6 months.  Hopefully these and other research studies will help to stem the rising cases of Autism.  Until that time be very careful what you feed your infants.  Remember in previous blogs I mention that the BBB (Brain Blood Barrier) is very fragile in certain individuals during development of the brain.  Do not give your infants anything that is listed as the 8 items causing food allergies. Food allergies can effect everyone differently. Some will go directly to the brain. Let’s be safe!