Eye contact in a month in a toddler with autism spectrum disorder

Case Report

Author Details : Ishani Mehta*, Priyal Shah, Santosh Kondekar, Bharatkumar Mahale

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 77-79


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Autism is characterized by deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. There is a lack of data available regarding pharmacological treatment in autism spectrum disorders.\r\n A 2.8-year-old boy, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and CARS score 36, was given omega3 fatty acid supplementation. At the end of 4 weeks, he demonstrated significant improvement in eye contact, which is a marker of social competence and adjustment. After 4 months, CARS II score was found to be 34. We propose that the DHA in omega 3 aids in learning and cognition by enhancing synaptic plasticity. We may need controlled trials with high-dose omega 3 for proving this therapeutic benefit.\r\n

Keywords: Autism, Eye Contact, Nutrition

How to cite : Mehta I, Shah P, Kondekar S, Mahale B, Eye contact in a month in a toddler with autism spectrum disorder. J Paediatr Nurs Sci 2021;4(2):77-79

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Article History

Received : 11-05-2021

Accepted : 26-05-2021

Available online : 14-07-2021

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