With the increase in diagnosis and prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children, we are here to work hand in hand with your family through this journey. We provide a multidimensional approach, from nutritional supplementation and medication management to referral to other disciplines when appropriate.We are a here to assist you to maximize the potential of your loved one.

In recent times, more adults are coming to the realization that they have lived with various symptoms of autism all their lives howbeit undiagnosed. They feel they have never fitted in. Over 2 percent of adults carry a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. If you or your loved ones, feel this applies to you, please give us a call today to start your journey towards getting a better understand of yourself and assistance with these problems.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, socialization, and behavior. At The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic in Decatur, Stockbridge, Villa Rica and Hiram, Georgia, Omobolaji Oyebanjo-Popoola, MD, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating learning disorders like autism. They take a total-health approach to autism care, developing plans that nourish the body, spirit, and soul. Call or book a consultation online today. Telepsychiatry is available.

What is autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how a person communicates and interacts with others. It may also affect behavior. Neurodevelopmental disorders are conditions that occur early in brain development, affecting brain structure and function.

Researchers are still investigating what causes ASD, but they theorize it may develop from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic has expertise in managing developmental disorders like autism.

What are the symptoms of autism?

Because autism affects the brain in early childhood, symptoms are present early on and usually noticeable around age 3. However, some children’s symptoms are less obvious than others.

Autism symptoms fall into two categories: social communication and interaction skills and restricted or repetitive behaviors.

At the Potters Behavioral Medicine Clinic, we are passionate about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and understand the struggles of families affected by it. To ensure easy access and reduced stress related to doctor visits, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the highest quality treatment in the comfort of your home. Telehealth, or telemedicine, access to autism treatment not only makes treatment accessible but also shortens the waiting time between appointments. It provides more flexibility for families from the comfort of their homes based on state laws and health insurance limitations

What are the treatments for autism?

The team at The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic customizes autism treatment plans, so you get the best outcomes. Treatment depends on age, severity of symptoms, and goals. Some of the treatment options include:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Developmental and social therapy
  • Educational support

There’s no medication that treats ASD. However, it’s not unusual for someone with autism to struggle with other mental health conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, or anxiety.

The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic is Christian-centered and offers Christian psychiatry.

To learn more about evaluations and treatments for autism at The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic, call or book an appointment online today.