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autism and hypertonia

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or ... Read More
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Short Answer NO: not in the sense that autism can pass from one person to another like an infection. But there certainly are genetic factors that can make it likely t ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in differe ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Failure to: make eye contact. Gaze avoidance. A blank look on one's face, not visually interacting.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a train ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
No: There is no strong scientific data that links the two conditions, although there have been cases studies that suggested the incidence of autism was hi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no known cause.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Hypertonia is a condition marked by an abnormal increase in muscle tension and a reduced ability of a muscle to stretch. It is caused by lesions to up ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
19 years experience Psychiatry
I doubt it: Chances are, if you are writing FOR YOURSELF right now. You do NOT have autism. An autistic person wouldn't care enough about it nor be understanding ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Lack of social skill: Autism usually presents with a delay in language skills and lack of social skills. Watch for eye contact which should be present but often is not in a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Defective love: Autistic individuals cannot properly relate to other humans and live in emotional isolation. Parents of autistic children a very frustrated as their ... Read More

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