A child of 5 yrs old presented difficulty in speaking, having delayed speaking, not even calling mum and dad till now; he don't play much with his siblings; can only write 1,2,3,4 and nothing else; used to be a bit hyperactive but better now; quite anti-social, will hide himself under the table when having gathering where many people are around; will beat and bite his dad/ mum when unhappy/ panic.

What is the diagnosis for this? Need what treatment? Is it belongs to the category of autism?
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replied April 18th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

Autism or childhood behavioral disorders cannot be diagnosed by self examination or looking for symptoms on the internet.

Probably your kid could have a hearing defect or stranger anxiety, that is common in young kids.

Consult a pediatrician for proper examination and necessary tests, which will help in proper diagnosis and treatment.

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