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The most common diseases of childhood diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and autism

The most common diseases of childhood diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and autism

The most common diseases of childhood diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and autism

Autism is one of the four most common diseases of childhood, second only to diabetes, asthma and epilepsy, said in an interview with RIA "Novosti" Head Specialist – pediatric neurologist Health Minister, Professor Andrey Petrukhin.

Medic said that Russia does not give much importance to some neurological diseases and do not go to a psychiatrist. At the same time, the incidence of, for example, epilepsy is in our country seven per thousand. "There are three of the most common diseases of childhood: it is diabetes, asthma and epilepsy. Fourth place is autistic," – said the doctor. He added that the incidence of autism is one in one thousand children.

Petrukhin believes that modern psychiatry is in a crisis caused by the fear of society to psychiatrists and the absence of good shots. "Very reluctant to our citizens to mental health professionals. Reason they are in error, that all problems can be solved psychologist. Psychologist But – this is not a doctor," – said the child neurologist. However, according to him can be counted on the fingers of professionals who are engaged in our country autism.