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Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Autism: It would be related conditions like aspergers's syndrome.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Latest umbrella term: For decades, the broad term for disorders like autism has been pervasive developmental disorder (pdd). It included autism, asperger's disorders, and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Autism: Autism is in news lately. It is a dysfunction of the ability of a person to relate to others. It is sometimes associated with slow learning but a le ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No, but individuals: with ASD have varied symtoms and medicaions may be useful intreating specific symtpoms, such as hyperactivity or anxiety or aggression with medicaions ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies: Autism disorders occur on a spectrum from fairly mild impairment to very severe. Patients with ASD have problems with social interaction, communicatio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: If you love him and understand autism and now how to communicate with him.....He is very lucky indeed, and so are you to have found love and be willin ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: You'll need to decide for yourself whether we need to medicalize / give special names to natural human variability. Perhaps the real question is, "How ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes: 3 characteristics of normal young babies have been found to be a good screen for autism: 1) baby looks at your face, 2) shared smile at 2 months, 3) ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience in Child Psychiatry
See below: There are effective treatments. Applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases medication may ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Autism in adults: Adults have difficulty maintaining work or social relations ships as they cannot stay focused. Some jos that involve no interpersonal skills are great ... Read More
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