Possible Causes of ASD

Autism cannot be associated with a specific cause.  Scientific research suggests that the below are known causes of autism:

  1. Rubella
  2. Genetic Autism
  3. Fragile X syndrome (a genetic disorder)
  4. Untreated Phenylketonuria
  5. Drugs During Pregnancy such as Depakote (also called Valproatean), an anti-seizure medication, taken during pregnancy and antidepressants are two examples.
  6. Parental Age
  7. Birth complications
  8. Encephalitis
  9. Tuberous sclerosis (Links to an external site.) (genetic disorder)
  10. Prader-Willi syndrome (Links to an external site.) (genetic disorder)

Causes of Autism (2019, December 10).  Causes of Autism https://www.verywellhealth.com/autism-causes-4014494 (Links to an external site.)

Autistic World New Magazine (2019, January 14).  10 Possible Causes of Autism https://www.autisticworld.com/10-possible-causes-for-autism/