Genetic and Environmental Predisposing Factors of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ece Yontan, Oğuzhan Dönmez, Mert Arslangilay
Biruni University Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, autistic, biomarkers, serotonin
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental situation with persistent difficulties in social interaction, speech, nonverbal communication and repetitive behavior that can be diagnosed at an early age. In recent years, the increasing number of ASD cases has shifted the interest of science in this direction. According to a worldwide survey, one in every 59 children has autism spectrum disorder. In this article, environmental and genetic factors that cause autism spectrum disorders are discussed.
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