What is the inheritance of autism

Asperger's Syndrome: what is it?

Asperger's syndrome, like all so-called autism spectrum disorders, is subject to a particularly strong genetic influence with a heredity of around 70 to 90 percent. The diversity of autistic disorders is presumably based on multiple interactions of genes, each of which has only a small effect. It becomes clear that there are very different genetic causes for autism spectrum disorders, which, however, presumably all have similar biological consequences for brain development. In doing so, they can also affect these children's social communication skills.

While the characteristics of early childhood autism appear in early childhood, Asperger's syndrome often only develops later and is less pronounced in developmental or social behavior. Language development is normal, but there are problems with social understanding and expression of language. Learning problems, tics or hypersensitivity to environmental stimuli (noises, smells, etc. occur. Motor development (learning to walk, etc.) can be delayed. Gait disorders or noticeable inability to move around can also occur in adulthood. Mental disabilities are excluded. and adolescent psychiatric disorders, simple activity and attention disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders are particularly common.Up to 70 percent of affected children have at least one other psychiatric diagnosis.