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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 218-223

Autism Services in Maharashtra

Department of Psychiatry, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prajakta Sushil Patkar
B-603, Bhawani Complex, Priyadarshini Mahila Housing Society, Dadar West, Mumbai - 400 028, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_92_21

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Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder consisting of a number of pervasive developmental disorders. Symptoms of autism spectrum disorders can often be very confusing and enmeshed with other neurodevelopmental disorders. This makes the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders quite challenging. Unfortunately, the awareness of this disorder is poor in not just general population but also in number of doctors, leading to such children not getting adequately and properly diagnosed. Early diagnosis can benefit the child to a great extent which can lead to a better quality of life for the patient and their family. Hence, an in-depth examination of these patients is a must which should include a holistic review from a number of different specialties. Patients diagnosed with autism also need a multidisciplinary mode of treatment which is not easily available. The Government of India also recognizes this disorder as a disability and provides multiple services and facilities for such individuals. Here, in this article, we have summarized all the various types of autism services in Maharashtra in the hope that this would be helpful for physicians to guide such patients for appropriate diagnosis and management.

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