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Autism is diagnosed solely based on behavioral observations, which are very subjective. It is a spectrum of disorder-some are mild, some are severe. There are no blood or other biological test for identifying autism.
Therefore, diagnosis of autism tells us nothing about the potential contributors or causes of disorder. For examples, gut problems such as constipation, acid reflux, overgrowth of candida albicans, diarrhea with cramps can cause aggressive behaviors or self-injurious behaviors. Seizure activity may contribute to hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, speech delay, sleep problems. All those behaviors have physiological causes that need to be addressed.
As those physiological causes are re-mediated, symptoms of autism disappear. The autism epidemic, as we see it is not a genetic disease. There may be genetic susceptibility, but the environmental factors are key in developing what is called regressive autism.