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Autistic Spectrum Disorder-Contextual Paediatric Global Updates


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1 Assistant Professor, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India
2 Principal, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India
     

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Autistic spectrum disorders are the complex neurological conditions resulting in impaired social interaction, difficulty in understanding verbal and non-verbal communication. Caring for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is challenging for both children and their caregivers. Paediatric autistic population have restricted stereotyped behavioural conditions thus resulting in psychological distress, depression, anxiety and other physical health problems among caregivers. The Autistic spectrum disorder uplifts its effect in the early 2.5-3years and continues thereafter till the child turns to an adult. Moreover, many caregivers face severe financial crises, given high out-of-pocket health care expenses, unemployment. Certain set of researches conducted reported plethora of psychosocial problems affecting caregivers of children with autism, ranging from stress, depression, anxiety, restrictions of activities, strain in marital relationships and diminished physical health. The paper aims to discuss the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder that is increasing due to altered environmental changes, genetic pre-disposition and inability to maintain regularity in antenatal services. Further more, altered quality of life of the caregivers will also be discussed along with exploration of their concerns while dealing with special children.

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Child Development Disorders, Prevalence, Health Related Quality of Life, Caregivers concerns
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Authors

Manmeet Kaur
Assistant Professor, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India
Harmeet Kaur
Principal, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India

Abstract


Autistic spectrum disorders are the complex neurological conditions resulting in impaired social interaction, difficulty in understanding verbal and non-verbal communication. Caring for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is challenging for both children and their caregivers. Paediatric autistic population have restricted stereotyped behavioural conditions thus resulting in psychological distress, depression, anxiety and other physical health problems among caregivers. The Autistic spectrum disorder uplifts its effect in the early 2.5-3years and continues thereafter till the child turns to an adult. Moreover, many caregivers face severe financial crises, given high out-of-pocket health care expenses, unemployment. Certain set of researches conducted reported plethora of psychosocial problems affecting caregivers of children with autism, ranging from stress, depression, anxiety, restrictions of activities, strain in marital relationships and diminished physical health. The paper aims to discuss the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder that is increasing due to altered environmental changes, genetic pre-disposition and inability to maintain regularity in antenatal services. Further more, altered quality of life of the caregivers will also be discussed along with exploration of their concerns while dealing with special children.

Keywords


Child Development Disorders, Prevalence, Health Related Quality of Life, Caregivers concerns



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194858