Where the question begins with ‘which condition’, please indicate whether the answer is ‘autism’, ‘mercury poisoning’ or ‘both’ or ‘neither’. Please note carefully that the questions ask about the conditions per se and not any common comorbidities.
1a, How does the head of a child with mercury poisoning compare to a typical child’s?
1b. How does the head of a child with autism compare to a typical child’s?
2a. Which condition causes co-ordinated repetitive, rhythmic ritualistic behaviours such as rocking, spinning and flapping?
2b. Which condition causes ataxia which is difficulty controlling muscles to perform tasks and may be expressed as a loss of balance, coordination and control? Mercury poisoning or autism?
3a. In which condition is vision normal?
3b. In which condition is vision abnormal with constricted visual fields?
4a. Which condition involves delayed development of speech?
4b. Which condition causes dysarthria i.e. slurred messy speech?
5a. Which condition causes sensory integration difficulties e.g. hyperresponsiveness?
5b. Which condition causes peripheral nerve damage, loss of nerve function and dulled responsiveness?
6a. Which condition causes social communication delays?
6b. Which condition causes toxic psychosis?
7a. Which condition causes reliance on routine and difficulty transitioning?
7b. Which condition causes depression and anxiety?