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how do u know if u have autism

A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Common autism trait: One of the hallmarks of autism is the impaired ability to recognize or interact to social cues in the usual way. No one really knows why this happens ... Read More
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
23 years experience Child Psychiatry
Therapies in place: A child with autism simply does not place meaning on social cues e.g. name being called. like you and I do. Notice I did not say he completely ignore ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Missing data: You get more from this site when you provide detailed information on the patient. In kids the actual age, pregnancy/labor/delivery history, subsequent ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Speech delay=sure: Whether this is part of autism or a speech/language issue can only be determined by a full evaluation.If you are in the US, there is a program called ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Autism Spectrum Dis.: About 1 in 68 children are identified as ASD according to estimates from the Center for Disease Control. The average Prevalence in USA is 1%.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The ultrasounds : Don't increase risk of autism. At 35, the risk of genetic errors increases; screening tests are done in the 1st & 2nd trimester.Ask what the specific ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Roberts
36 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
25 years experience 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 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

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