The line between people with autism and those who are considered to be healthy, more blurred than previously thought. This is evidenced by the results of a larger study conducted by experts from Australia, the UK, Germany, Denmark and the USA.
Autism is a disorder, manifested by difficulty in social interaction and communication and restricted interests and repetitive actions. The researchers argue that there is no absolute clear dividing line, separating those who suffer from a clinical form of autism, from those who a diagnosis is not delivered. According to the study’s lead author Alice Robinson, the face of subjective, almost as much as the growth from which a person can be called high.
Alice Robinson clarifies that we are talking about a large set of different genetic factors, and while some combinations of these factors lead to the diagnosis of autism, others occur in mentally healthy people. The work of scientists has shown that they also influence their thinking — in particular, can create problems in socialization, writes The Guardian.
Experts studied the results of earlier study of parents and their children born in 1991-1992 in Bristol and have used a number of other papers devoted to genetic preconditions of autism. Only taken into account the research involved more than 38 thousand people. As a result, scientists have discovered that many people not suffering from autism, found some related genetic mutations that lead, including, to a small disorders of socialization in children.
Based on these data, experts suggest to reconsider existing attitudes to autism, and not to divide people into “autistic” and “autistics” and create a new smooth scale, which allows to determine the number of autism-related genetic characteristics and the influence they have on each individual.
The results of their study, the authors reported in the journal Nature Genetics.Related posts: