2. A team of professionals working together

In contrast to many other medical conditions, autism causes medical, psychological, social, and educational problems. The most effective intervention demands a joint effort from experts in all these fields. The doctor needs to address the physical health issues, while the instructional specialist focuses on the learning difficulties, and the mental health experts focus on behavior. One of these professionals, or a third party with appropriate qualifications, needs to coordinate these treatments. For example, the psychiatrist needs to know if the new medicine the doctor prescribed has adverse effects on the patient's emotional state.

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