Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, socialization, and behavior. At The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic in Decatur, Stockbridge, Villa Rica and Hiram, Georgia, Omobolaji Oyebanjo-Popoola, MD, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating learning disorders like autism. They take a total-health approach to autism care, developing plans that nourish the body, spirit, and soul. Call or book a consultation online today. Telepsychiatry is available.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how a person communicates and interacts with others. It may also affect behavior. Neurodevelopmental disorders are conditions that occur early in brain development, affecting brain structure and function.
Researchers are still investigating what causes ASD, but they theorize it may develop from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic has expertise in managing developmental disorders like autism.
Because autism affects the brain in early childhood, symptoms are present early on and usually noticeable around age 3. However, some children’s symptoms are less obvious than others.
Autism symptoms fall into two categories: social communication and interaction skills and restricted or repetitive behaviors.
At the Potters Behavioral Medicine Clinic, we are passionate about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and understand the struggles of families affected by it. To ensure easy access and reduced stress related to doctor visits, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the highest quality treatment in the comfort of your home. Telehealth, or telemedicine, access to autism treatment not only makes treatment accessible but also shortens the waiting time between appointments. It provides more flexibility for families from the comfort of their homes based on state laws and health insurance limitations
The team at The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic customizes autism treatment plans, so you get the best outcomes. Treatment depends on age, severity of symptoms, and goals. Some of the treatment options include:
There’s no medication that treats ASD. However, it’s not unusual for someone with autism to struggle with other mental health conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, or anxiety.
The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic is Christian-centered and offers Christian psychiatry.
To learn more about evaluations and treatments for autism at The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic, call or book an appointment online today.