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Child Abuse, Autism and Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Journal: Journal of Addiction & Prevention (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 1-4

Keywords : Autism; Autism spectrum disorder; Alcoholism; Child abuse; Bullying;

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This report describes a co-occurrence of child abuse, autistic symptoms, impulsivity, hyperactivity and excessive alcohol consumption in the victim's adolescence and early adulthood. The conclusion is that environmental factors such as physical and psychological abuse may contribute to development of autistic symptoms. Some children with autistic traits may be physically abused ADHD children or initially healthy ones. In the atmosphere of domestic violence and bullying, ADHD manifestations such as impulsivity and hyperactivity may be regularly punished. Abnormal behaviors partly compatible with the ASD may be adaptive. Alcohol is consumed by some adolescents with autistic traits to overcome communications barriers. Besides, loitering with groups of adolescent alcohol abusers is a way of escape from domestic violence.

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