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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Roberts
35 years experience in Neurology
Disconnected: Autism is a disorder characterized by qualitative impairments in communication and social interaction, with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped pa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Developmental dis. : It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under the category of pervasive developmental disorders. It's affects can be severe to mild which wi ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes Asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Mostly genetic.: More and more genetic links to autism and autism spectrum disorders (asd's) are being found; there's even genetic testing available for siblings of pa ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Marks
11 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Unfortunately no: No there currently is no cure for autism.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Failure to: make eye contact. Gaze avoidance. A blank look on one's face, not visually interacting.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience in 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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