Definitely a link between epilepsy and autism and ADD... regarding the psychopathy, I'll bet in many cases there is an association there as well. I have two children who are patients of Dr. Michael Goldberg, who is pursuing this theory in treating children. You can information regarding underlying neuroimmune disease processes on his website at ... he is helping kids with autism, ADD and epilepsy by treating their immune dysfunction. Spend some time reading in his "Articles" section at and you may begin to understand the relationship between the disorders. The diagnoses are really just a description of a set of symptoms rather than a description of what is wrong inside of the body.
Roughly 20% of kids with an autism diagnosis will eventually develop epilepsy, and I recentle read that there is a higher than average concordance between epilepsy and ADD as well.
Here is a link (published in the Annals of Neurology) to a study clearly showing immune dysfunction and inflammation in the brain in autism;
...and here is another interesting link...
clinic posting this page is doing wonders for children)
I'll stop here, but will end by saying that there is a lot of hope for people as far as new treatments coming within the next decade or so with these disorders... science is really beginning to pick up speed in understanding the body at an epigenetic level, which may well be where the answers lie (if you want to know more about epigenetics, try to watch the PBS Nova episode called "Ghost in Your Genes"). I hope my answer helps a little.
The most common neurological disorders are Alzheimer's, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Huntington's, Multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's.
Yes, 8 To 20% Of People With Autism Has Epilepsy
No - autism is a neurological condition.
No - autism is a neurological condition, there is no cure.
Yes - autism is considered to be a neurological disorder, or often people prefer it to be referred to as a neurological difference.
Autism is not an intellectual or a psychological problem. Autism is a neurological difference.
No. Epilepsy is sudden fits and cramps, while autism is someone who has trouble relating to and communicating with other people.
Yes, Autism is known as Autism Spectrum Disorder and is a neurological disorder. However many Autistic people prefer it to be referred to as a neurological difference - disorder implies that Neurotypical is the norm, the ideal, or the perfect and that Autism is a broken version so worth less.
Autism is considered a neurological disorder - although most autistic people prefer to refer to autism as a neurological difference, calling it a 'disorder' implies that there is something wrong with being autistic where as for many of us it is not a problem.
Autism cannot be 'removed' - autism is a neurological condition, it is how your brain works so is an essential part of who you are...without autism you are not you.
No - autism is a neurological condition, autistic children grow-up into autistic adults.
Autism is not a disease - it's offensive to suggest that it is as Autism is a neurological variation, by suggesting autism is a disease you're suggesting that Autistic people are a disease. As autism is a neurological variation people are born Autistic and continue to be Autistic their whole life.
Autism is a neurological condition, thus a person is born autistic.
Neither - autism is a neurological disorder or difference.
No, Autism is not a disease at all. Autism is a neurological difference, it is known as Autism Spectrum Disorder and can sometimes be considered a disability.
Autism is not a disease, Autism is a neurological difference. As Autism is neurological it occurs in the womb, mostly we believe it is caused by genes or genetic mutations, although environmental factors such as medications taken by the mother during pregnancy may cause autism.
Autism hasn't changes since 1930. Autism is a neurological difference, it doesn't change.
No, Autism doesn't make you lose your hair - how could it? Autism is a neurological variation, it's no more likely to cause hair loss than any other neurological variation.
No - autism is a neurological disorder, the brain develops during pregnancy.
No, stealing is not a trait of Autism. Stealing is a personal choice not a behaviour as a result of a neurological variation like Autism.
Autism isn't something that you 'get' - it's a neurological condition, you're born autistic.
No, autistic children look no different to neurotypical children. Autism is a neurological difference, so it is about how our brain functions and how our mind works. As autism is neurological there are no physical signs of autism outside of our behavior, appearance alone we look like anyone else.
Autism refers to a neurological variation: Autism Spectrum Disorder.Autism can impact on a persons social and communication skills, among other symptoms.
You don't get autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a neurological difference, people are thus born autistic, it's not something that you 'get'.
Autism doesn't effect the brain, it is a neurological difference. Autism is a type of brain, not something that effects 'normal' brains.