Some characteristics used to diagnose an individual with autism include a lack of eye contact, pointing, and deficits in social interactions.
There are two classifications of different social interaction styles associated with HFA.
Treatments for HFA address individual symptoms, rather than the condition as a whole.
For instance, to treat anxiety, which is often associated with HFA, the main treatment is cognitive behavior therapy.
Regions identified in the "social" brain include the amygdala, superior temporal sulcus, fusiform gyrus area and orbitofrontal cortex.
Further abnormalities have been observed in the caudate nucleus, believed to be involved in restrictive behaviors, as well as in a significant increase in the amount of cortical grey matter and atypical connectivity between brain regions.
Although little is known about the biological basis of autism, studies have revealed structural abnormalities in specific brain regions.No single intervention exists to aid individuals with high-functioning autism.However, there are proactive strategies, such as self care and self-management, designed to maintain or change behavior to make living with high functioning autism easier.There is a mistaken belief that some vaccinations, such as the MMR, the measles/mumps vaccine, may cause autism.This was based on a research study published by Andrew Wakefield, which has been determined fraudulent and retracted.Individuals with autism spectrum disorders, including high-functioning autism, risk developing symptoms of anxiety.