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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Autism Spectrum: Autism Spectrum Disorder -ASD is a complicated diagnosis. The signs you are describing can be a part of ASD. Here is a website that is very helpful, ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
EEG: Visit a neurologist and have an exam and an EEG done. This will rule out brief seizures or periods of narcolepsy. All the best.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not serotonin : Staring off into space is a cardinal symptom of adhd. But it can also happen for many other reasons, including auditory deficiencies, learning disabil ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
See her doctor: You are describing clinical depression. She may need counseling. She may need more. Get help asap. And good luck.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: part of JME is having myoclonic jerks, absent seizure and tonic clinic seizures. You need to make sure you are following up with neurologist to help m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Neurologic Eval: Absence seizures, also called petit mal, include the characteristics you describe. There is no memory of the seizure, although others can see it if th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Seizures : Seizures at times can present as non epileptic in nature . Would see a neurologist to be sure
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Thompson
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Very likely: The signs/symptoms described are all symptoms of types of seizures, although that particular combination (staring into space and limbs jerking) is not ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Marks
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unfortunately no: No there currently is no cure for autism.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Autism is a label used for a pattern of behavioral, social and learning issues that arise from a poorly defined origin. Supportive care helps the kid ... Read More
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