International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Childhood Neglect and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Denelle Mohammed, M.D.
Childhood neglect is a prevalent issue in today’s society and can lead to everlasting psychological, cognitive and behavioral issues. In addition, Autism Spectrum Disorder is becoming more pronounced in pediatric medicine. The objective of this case report is to be a point from which further research can determine if there is a link between child neglect and Autism Spectrum Disorder, so that specific therapeutic interventions can be implemented. The case report describes a 5-year-old male who was exposed to chronic neglect in the early developmental years of his life and was subsequently diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder, after cognitive and developmental testing. By deducing these specific etiologies and risk factors of Autism Spectrum Disorder, treatment such as behavioral interventions, psychotherapy and cognitive development can be formulated based on evidence-based recommendations in the future. These targeted treatments can assist patients in assimilating into society more successfully.
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How to cite this article:
Denelle Mohammed, M.D.. Childhood Neglect and Autism Spectrum Disorder. International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics. 2019; 2(1): 14-17. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2019.v2.i1a.22