Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Influenced by issues in brain development, Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that impacts how a person relates to other people and how the person relates to the world around them. The spectrum in ASD indicates the various types and severity of the disorder. Previously considered as separate disorders, ASD is now considered a single spectrum. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder and impacts a child's personal and social lives. It causes significant problems in academics and in a child's social development as well. The disorder is chronic, but with early diagnosis and effective treatment, the individuals can lead fulfilling lives.

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  • Feeling the urge to consume the drug every day.
  • Blocking out all other thoughts that could be related to personal, professional life.
  • Developing increased tolerance
  • Consuming drugs for longer periods
  • Trying to ensure that you don’t run out of supply.

  • Long periods of intense joy without any reason
  • Extreme agitation 
  • Restlessness and racing thoughts
  • Significant behavioral changes 
  • Loss of interest in activities 
  • Feelings of unworthiness
  • Inability to accept change in routine.
  • Issues with short-term memory
  • Inability to multitask
  • Severe difficulty in communicating
  • Problems with personal hygiene
  • The urge to get everything done right or perfectionism
  • Keeping the house clean and spending an inordinate amount of time repeating the process
  • Constantly washing hands with soap to remain germ-free
  • Hoarding
  • Counting
  • Being Over Protective
  • Extremely inappropriate and disproportionate emotional reactions
  • A damaged identity
  • Inability to feel empathetic toward others
  • Intense narcissism
  • A persistent fear of rejection and abandonment
  • Severe mood changes without a clear cause
  • Substance abuse as a coping mechanism
  • Overwhelming anxiety and worry
  • Self-harm and suicidal tendency or attempts

Symptoms of learning disabilities at preschool age:

  • Having trouble pronouncing words
  • Trouble finding the right word
  • Difficulty rhyming
  • Finding it challenging to follow directions or learning routines
  • Having difficulty controlling crayons and pencils


Symptoms of learning disabilities from age 5-9:

  • Unable to blend syllables to make coherent sounds
  • Slow to learn new skills
  • Trouble grasping basic math concepts
  • Finding it difficult to tell time and remember a certain sequence
  • Persistent difficulties in reading, writing, arithmetic or mathematical reasoning

  • Difficulties in Communication
  • Difficulties in Social Skills
  • Sensory Difficulties
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Problems in school and with successful learning
  • Employment problems
  • Inability to live one your own
  • Social isolation
  • Deep feelings of sadness
  • Dark moods
  • Feelings of worthless
  • Appetite changes
  • Lack of energy
  • Withdrawing from friends
  • Preoccupation with suicidal thoughts or self-harm

  • Increase in consumption by quantity or frequency
  • High tolerance for alcohol
  • Drinking at inappropriate times without reason.
  • Peer Circles also involved in heavy drinking
  • Avoiding contact with close friends and family
  • Increased dependency on alcohol to function normally in life
  • Excessive lethargy, wanting to stay home, and depression
  • Legal problems and trouble at work
  • Isolation from family or friends
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Becoming easily agitated or irritated
  • Changing friends and social groups frequently 
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Thought Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Disorganized thinking or speech
  • Lack of impulse control
  • Lack of emotions or expressions
  • Genetics - Genetic Factors play a role in the incidence of drug addiction. Having a close relative with the problem indicates higher risk for developing addiction issues.
  • Environmental Causes - The community surrounding an individual ( family and friends) also plays a role in incidence of addiction.
  • Co-morbidities - Individuals suffering from one or more conditions like bipolar disorder or severe depression are at a greater risk of developing substance addiction.


  • Biological Causes
  • Difference in Brain Structures
  • Disorders like ADHD and PTSD
  • Psychological Causes
  • Genetic Factors

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disorder
  • Tumours in the Brain
  • Damage or Trauma to Frontal or Temporal Lobes of the Brain
  • Structural Abnormalities in the Brain
  • Chronic intake of toxins
  • Dysfunction of various organs or disorders affecting metabolism of vitamins like B12
  • Certain Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Chemical or Hormonal Imbalance
  • Genetic Factors
  • Workplace and Academic Stress
  • Genetics
  • Issues with Neurotransmitters
  • Stunted Brain Development
  • Environmental Factors
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Heredity
  • Illness during and after birth
  • Stress during Infancy
  • Environment
  • Comorbidity

  • Close family member with autism
  • Genetic mutations
  • Conceiving late in life
  • Fragile X syndrome and genetic disorders
  • conditions like diabetes and obesity during pregnancy or alcohol consumption during pregnancy
  • Low birth weight
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins
  • A history of viral infections
  • Untreated conditions like rubella (German measles)
  • Foetal exposure to the medications like Valproic acid (Depakene) or thalidomide (Thalomid)
  • Abuse and Conflicts
  • Death and Major Life Events
  • Medications
  • Genetic Factors
  • Brain Structure
  • Certain Medical Conditions
  • Addiction

  • Genetics and Physiology - Family History of Alcoholism plays a role.
  • Environmental Factors - Certain surrounding factors like access to alcohol, economic affluence can influence alcoholism.
  • Social Factors - People who are victims of alcoholics sometimes tend to develop the same behavior as adults
  • Psychological Factors including stressors and unique coping mechanisms.

A singular cause for Schizophrenia has not yet been found. But there are three major factors that might influence the incidence of the disorder. The factors include:

  • Genetic Factors
  • Biological Factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Detoxification
  • Behavioral Counselling
  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications like mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medication, Antidepressants, and Anti-anxiety medications. 
  • Family-focused therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Medications like Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  • Non-Drug Therapy
  • Mixed Approach
  • Supplements and a healthy diet plan.
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Response Treatments
  • Medications
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Therapeutic Communities
  • Transference Focused Psychotherapy

For children who have SLD related to reading:

  • Special Teaching Techniques
  • Classroom Modifications
  • Using Technology
  • Oral Exams as an option to be tested

For children who have difficulty in expressing in written form:

  • Special Teaching Tools
  • Using Technology
  • For mathematical difficulties: visual techniques, memory aids, usage of computers

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Early Intensive BehaviourIntervention (EIBI)
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
  • Verbal Behaviour Intervention (VBI)
  • Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children Method (TEACCH)
  • Medications for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship based Approach (DIR)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Behaviour and communication therapies
  • Educational therapies.
  • Family therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Essential Oils

  • Detoxification
  • Learning skills and establishing a strict alcohol addiction treatment plan:
  • Psychological Counselling:
  • Medications
  • Behavior modification
  • Medication
  • Therapy like group therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Self-help resources
  • Psychological counselling methods
  • Rehabilitation
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Can Autistic Spectrum Disorder be treated?

Autism Spectrum Disorder can be dealt with if there is an early diagnosis. Despite its chronic nature, with effective treatment an individual facing ASD can lead a fulfilling life. Depending on the type and severity of ASD, the treatment options can be availed on an OPD basis or at a rehabilitation centre. In case of acute incidents related to ASD, hospitalisation also may be necessary.

Cadabam’s is leveraging over 3 decades of experience in mental healthcare to bring the best Autism treatment in Hyderabad, India. From diagnosis, to rehabilitation, we offer the best care in every step of your recovery journey.

Our Professionals in Hyderabad

Dr Praveen Kumar

DPM FAGE (MAHE)

Dr Rithika Alladi

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Here's everything else you need to know about Autistic Spectrum Disorder

ASD is a set of disorders that share certain common symptoms which is why they are grouped together. ASD’s main symptoms are neurodevelopmental in nature. These cause distress to the child in their daily social interactions and educational progress.

Mental Health professionals have been concerned about Autism in Hyderabad for some time now. Cases of ASD in Hyderabad have been on the rise. The city is facing a crunch in mental healthcare meaning that a lot of the children are not receiving the best autism treatment in Hyderabad. Cadabam’s identified the need of the hour.

We have brought world-class mental healthcare facilities to ensure better autism spectrum disorder treatment in Hyderabad. 

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Early diagnosis is crucial to ensure effective treatment. This can help accelerate recovery. We advise you to immediately see a medical professional if your child exhibits any symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Contact us on our helpline at 9513649649 or book an appointment with us here.

Some tools used to accurately diagnose ASD include:

  • Physical and Nervous system test
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
  • Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)
  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test (PDDST)

Autism Treatment involves multiple approaches. This includes medication, psychotherapy and alternate therapies. All of these together provide comprehensive care and accelerate recovery in the child.

Neurodevelopmental disorders hamper a child’s educational and societal interactions. Autism Spectrum Disorders can cause difficulties in day-to-day functioning as well. Rehabilitation for Neurodevelopmental disorders involves a lot of patience and empathy. Our expert treating team at our Hyderabad Rehabilitation Centre has decades of experience in helping individuals with ASD. Combined with our state-of-the-art infrastructure at Hyderabad, you get your best shot at recovery.

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Why Cadabam's?

Treating ASD needs a lot of patience and expertise. Cadabams has built the care and expertise through over 3 decades of leading the mental healthcare industry in India. Our professionals are experienced in helping individuals with ASD cope with the rigours of daily life. We combine our expertise with unparalleled infrastructure designed to feel like home. It helps the individual focus solely on recovery. Depending on the type and severity of ASD, we also offer OPD services and Hospitalisation. With Cadabams, all your needs are covered.

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Testimonials

I did not even know Autism was a disorder. But, when the psychiatrist diagnosed my son with ASD, it was terrifying. There are very few good mental health centers in North India. We had to search across the country and we finally discovered Cadabams. They helped my son so much.

Jackson Pakh

My younger brother had ASD. It was distressing to see him struggle everyday. But, Cadabams helped him navigate the stress of everyday life and helped him grow as a person. He is now able to fully enjoy life and realize his potential.

Rishikesh Verma

My son is so brilliant but he has faced so many difficulties. Autism made it very difficult for him to interact with others. Cadabam's helped him cope with ASD better and helped us as a family meet more families who were going through the same. It is such a wonderful support system. Thank you Cadabams.

Sandesh Sharma

Who will care for
my brother after me?

This is a question that caregivers frequently ask us. Though our goal is to reintegrate the individual with society, in some cases, continued care might be required for the individual even post the caregiver’s passing.

We are there for you. In such instances, we bring together the individual and their family to guide them on the best way forward to ensure continued care for the person.

To further address your concerns we have a team of dedicated therapists to help caregivers deal with all questions that arise during the process of a loved one’s recovery.

Beyond the Disorder

Children with Autism face a difficult childhood. However, there is a life beyond the illness as well. At Cadabams we offer the best treatment services. But, beyond that as well we help individuals grow beyond their disorders as well. With multiple associated activities we help you live beyond your disorder.

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