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puberty and aggression in autism

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Risperdal: Need to talk to his prescribing doctor. Higher doses of Risperdal are more sedating in majority of cases, unless your son is on other medications that ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience Psychiatry
Assesment: Patient need full assesment may be neurological exam too.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Nothing conclusive: There is research out there on puberty and hormonal changes in autistic boys and girls. However, the research is inconclusive at present re: precocio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Autism & Puberty: The development of autism is usually seen prior to the age of two years old when the brain is most "plastic" and vulnerable to toxins in the environme ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Same as nonautistic: There is no difference in pubertal development between autistic and nonautistic patients.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine h ... Read More
A 31-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 24-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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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
See your PCP first.: Have your pcp refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist to evaluate the autism then go to the social security office and apply for disability. You c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Different processing: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that effects in individuals ability to connect and relate to the outside world. .If has a wide range of severi ... Read More

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