Risk Factors for Autism

There are certain environmental or external forces that may increase the likelihood that a child with a genetic predisposition to autism will actually have the disorder.

There are risk factors at work before birth, which include:

    • An older father and/or an older mother.
    • Drugs taken during pregnancy, especially those known to cause damage to the fetus, like valproic acid.
    • Maternal illness during the pregnancy, including German measles, which can cause Congenital Rubella syndrome.

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Risk Factors for Autism

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9 comments

  1. LIZ says:

    interesting reading i dont know to much about this topic is important for me to get more info about this

  2. Badbadcat says:

    these people fully believe they know more than the medical establishment haha…. who do you think decides what doctors learn? could it be the people who sell vaccines and push pharmaceudicals? hmm.. why did sids rates drop dramatically in japan when the vaccine age was upped to age 2? why does the country with the most vaccines have the most autism? Do you think doctors really research as much as parents? or do they just believe what they are taught, and what they are paid to say? Doctors may very well be fired if they tell parents these vaccines are more harm than good and you are putting your child at risk needlessly by bringing them to well child visits.. a healthy child can be weighed at home. Parents are waking up so sorry to you propaganda pushers

  3. As quoted, ” Again, thimerosal in the MMR vaccine has been eliminated as an issue from a scientific point of view”
    Well with All due Respect, Dr. Anna Kaplan, the MMR is a LIVE virus, Thimerosal was NEVER in it as it would KILL the virus! This is exactly why parents do NOT trust Mainstream Medical Professionals, they can’t even relay the most basic information such as the role of thimerosal in vaccines!

  4. Aimee says:

    Great information on what to look for as far as the autism spectrum.

  5. Jeanetta says:

    Wow…is all I can say about this article.

  6. Valerie says:

    Wow, some many different things that can go wrong. Not that it matters I’ll love my son either way.

  7. doesn’t everyone have autism?

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