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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Yes and no: If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many many types of dementia. Some of them are gene ... Read More
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Not necessarily: There are studies indicating heriditary as a risk factor for alziehmers.
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Yes: Early onset Alzheimers is very rare but it very much genetically driven (Ps1,Ps2,APP). Late onset Alzheimers has genetic linkage (ApoE4) and several ... Read More
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Some types yes: Some types of dementia like alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like al ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Clinically: Usually a clinical diagnosis, no blood work and no imaging test.
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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 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

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