There is also increasing evidence that ASD is more common in individuals with joint hypermobility-related disorders than expected by chance. A Swedish national registry study has recently shown that there is a positive association between EDS and ASD or ADHD, and similar results have been observed for HSD.
Are hypermobility and autism linked?
More recently, our own laboratory has found that mothers with EDS or a diagnosis of the closely related Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) (formerly known as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome) are just as likely to have autistic children as mothers who themselves are on the autism spectrum.
What are three conditions that often accompany autism?
Medical Conditions Associated with Autism
- Gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
- Feeding issues.
- Disrupted sleep.
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Is hypermobility linked to ADHD?
ADHD is also associated with generalised joint hypermobility: One study reported generalised hypermobility in 32% of 54 ADHD patients, compared to 14% of controls.
What is hypermobility a symptom of?
Joint hypermobility is also a feature of a rare, inherited, more significant medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which is characterized by weakness of the connective tissues of the body. Joint hypermobility is commonly seen in people with Down syndrome and in people with Marfan syndrome.
How can you tell if a girl has autism?
Social communication and interaction symptoms
- inability to look at or listen to people.
- no response to their name.
- resistance to touching.
- a preference for being alone.
- inappropriate or no facial gestures.
- inability to start a conversation or keep one going.
Does hypermobility worsen with age?
In many cases, the joints become stiffer with age, although joint hypermobility and its associated symptoms can continue into adult life.
What can mimic autism?
The conditions listed below all exhibit similar behavioral symptoms to autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral treatments for these conditions overlap with those of autism. However, treatments should always be informed by diagnosis.
- Prader-Willi Syndrome.
- Angelman Syndrome.
- Rett Syndrome.
- Tardive Dyskinesia.
Which is worse autism or Asperger’s?
Asperger’s syndrome was largely considered to be a less severe form of autism, and people who’d been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome were often described as high-functioning autistics.
What autoimmune disease causes hypermobility?
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an inherited connective tissue disorder that is caused by defects in a protein called collagen. It is generally considered the least severe form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) although significant complications can occur.