Who is affected?
There are many different genetic explanations as well as non-genetic explanations for ACC. Some research points to a possibility of a contributing gene from one or both of the parents. However, the mystery surrounding ACC and the cause of it being so under diagnosed is due largely to a combination of how it is diagnosed, when it should be diagnosed, how it mirrors other medical issues such as Autism and Asperger’s, and the wide range of symptoms. These swings range from seemingly healthy people going through normal life functions, but struggling with simple things such as school and social interactions, to individuals having difficulty trying to walk, talk or function in life at all. A growing number of adults are discovering they have ACC by accident—literally. Today’s advanced imaging technology is discovering the presence of ACC in adults who are being tested for potential brain issues after an automobile or some other accident. These MRI tests are uncovering ACC in varying degrees but this is a rare occurrence.
Why aren’t we catching ACC sooner?
It’s only been with the advent of much more accurate ate imaging equipment that ACC can be more accurately ely diagnosed. Still, it is difficult to pin down because of the sensitive area it affects and the difficulty of diagnosing sing infants who can’t describe what they are feeling. Adding dding to the problem, ACC is such a specialized disorder;