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Can my child outgrow Autism? He was diagnosed "moderate to

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Can my child outgrow Autism? He was diagnosed "moderate to severe" at age 18 months and I believe that he is more "Aspergers" than Moderate to severe.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Autism
Expert:  Dr. Caplan replied 1 month ago.

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I am a Family Medicine doctor, board certified with active licenses and certification in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Integrative Medicine & Naturopathy, with advanced training in Neurology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, and Psychiatry. I am also well-trained in Functional Medicine. Perhaps most importantly, I consider myself a patient listener.

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Expert:  Dr. Caplan replied 1 month ago.

In short, Kids brains are always evolving and changing. A diagnosis of moderate to severe autism can certainly change over time. Kids adapt and evolve, and the causes of autism are still incompletely known, but we think primarily genetic with some environmental factors as well. Those can both also change over time.

Expert:  Dr. Caplan replied 1 month ago.

I see no reason why he couldn't have aspergers. It's a spectrum, and a moving target.

Expert:  Dr. Caplan replied 1 month ago.

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