Autism/ASD probably runs in families, but still, the pattern of inheritance is generally unknown. People who inherit gene changes linked to ASD are more likely to acquire the disorder than to inherit the disorder. When ASD is a symptom of another genetic disease, it could be inherited according to that syndrome’s inheritance pattern.

Is autism caused by a genetic mutation? 

Autism is usually caused by 150 or so genetic mutations, of which only a combination of a few will cause it. The findings also suggest that roughly ten percent of autism diagnoses can be attributed to penetrant causes- which originate in almost every single instance with an identifiable genetic variation.

Autistic children are more likely to be born into families with a history of neurological diseases.   The closer the members of the family with any of these issues are The higher the risk of autism in an infant.

Will siblings be responsible for autism?

If a child has a sibling with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or intellectual disability, or a parent with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, their chances of developing autism maximize. In almost all areas of medicine, family history is a powerful predictor of outcome

Our Patient Story At Elite Ayurveda: There was a child aged about 6 years (name not disclosed) diagnosed with ASD during 2 years of age. Dr. Adil suspected that the child’s father was autistic during the conversation. And Yes! The father of the child was autistic. In such cases, Elite Ayurveda’s concept of Holistic treatments extends to both father and child.

Autism score

Children who do have a first-degree relative with a neurological condition other than autism, such as a sibling or parent, have up to 4.7 times the normal risk of developing autism. They’re also 7.6 times more likely to have both autism and cognitive impairment. Genes that tend to lead to one type of psychological or neurological condition also predispose to another.

Read- What causes a child to develop autism?

Relative risk:

  • As the gender gap between the child and the family member in concern rises, the likelihood of autism with or without intellectual disability reduces.
  • This indicates that there seems to be a common risk factor for a number of psychological and neurological illnesses that is passed on over the generations.
  • Children with either an autistic parent or sibling have a 9-fold increased risk of developing autism, and a 4.1-fold increased risk of developing autism with intellectual disability. Children who have had a parent or sibling with both autism and intellectual disability are 14.2 times more likely to have both disorders, compared to 3.8 times the chance of having autism alone.
  • Autism with intellectual disability has a different genetic profile than autism alone. Autism has been diagnosed in an infant whose parents have no family history of the condition. It’s an all-too-common and disturbing story.
  • All it takes is a fast Google search for “autism triggers” to discover that scientists believe the condition has a powerful genetic component. But, if no one in the family has a hereditary history of autism, where does a child’s autism come from?
  • Several autism-causing genetic mutations are random, according to new research published in the last few years. They just affect the child who is affected, not the parents. This group of mutations “is not inherited directly from the parents.”
  • Every child has some random mutations, however, in some unfortunate children, these mutations have a significant impact on the role of a gene.
  • The genome of a child is a hodgepodge made up of genetic “cloth” from the mother’s egg and the father’s sperm. In principle, this implies that children are made of the same material as their parents. However, there are almost always minor “factory defects” in the fabric—mutations that occur spontaneously during the sperm or egg’s development.
  • Spontaneous mutations, caused by only one autistic child in the family, contribute to half of all autism cases.

We really do have some mutations, however most of the time they have little impact. Humans usually have two copies of each gene, despite the fact that only one functioning copy is needed for proper function.


Genetic copies 

We have two copies of most genes: this helps us to buffer 

Many of our genes are protected by this buffer from spontaneous mutations. Autism “risk genes,” but on the other hand, are especially susceptible to mutations. One explanation is that in order for certain genes to act properly, an individual should have two functioning copies. This causes a huge loss of function in these autism risk genes and generally accelerates the rate of disorder development of autism.

Bottom Line

Autism has an approximate probability of 35-50% occurring in the first degree relative of families. Many medical professionals believe that autism spectrum disorders are mostly passed down through mutated genes from either a mother or father.

The later the more serious case of the ASD (which describes it as impaired social communication, and repetitive actions) appears in childhood, the more pervasive symptoms it is and how many issues it presents. Due to their challenges, individuals may be unable to carry out their daily activities and may be isolated from their surroundings. Adolescents and adults with autism a higher risk of anxiety, depression, and OCD, and eating disorders.

Our Take @Elite Ayurveda,

As per Ayurveda, All the things present in this world have an influence by the tridoshas both in normalcy and impaired condition. Gene which had to be normal is being mutated which means that the tridosha constituent of the gene is impaired. We at elite Ayurveda, using the herbal formulations aim at correcting the Tridoshas and bringing the abnormalcy into normalcy.

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