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what is the difference between autism now and in the 70s

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
More awareness: Autism trends currently: affects 1 in 110; 1 in 70 boys; health professionals are more aware and aggressive in identifying and intervening with autist ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Different diagnoses: 35-65% of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - observable deficits in social communication & social reciprocity + stereotypical movemen ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Symptom presentation: This distinction, introduced in the early 1990's, arose because some individuals had major delays in social interactions and language, along with odd ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judah Lindenberg
20 years experience Neurology
Smart question: They are related to each other. One way of thinking of aspberger's syndrome is as a milder form of autism with a greater chance of being able to live ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Paranoia is: a generalized suspicion that other people are talking about us or plotting against us. Megalomania is a craving for power over others or entire group ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Different viruses: Flu is caused by strains of influenza virus; mono is a clinical picture due to infection with epstein barr virus and sometimes with cytomegalovirus.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martha Hidalgo
30 years experience Internal Medicine
None: We don't use the term mould in medicine to describe yeast.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One difference: There are a number of differences but the center for disease control and prevention (cdc) is national (us & puerto rico) & the world health organizati ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Pertussis vs URI: Although the initial symptoms of a common cold and pertussis are very similar, their causes are not. Pertussis is caused by a bacterial infection, ha ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Insect vs fungus: Bedbugs are small blood sucking insects that like to feed at night & may leave multiple inflamed bite wounds on your body where they fed. Ringworm occ ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
ASD & PTSD: Acute stress disorder symptoms can be similar to PTSD symptoms, except that ASD symptoms last for a minimum of 2 days & up to 4 weeks, while PTSD ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Different disorders: Pdd refers to autism-like symptoms such as poor social skills, impaired language, and odd and unusual behaviors. Add refers to high impulsivity, high ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Local vs Global: Hi. The CDC is considered a US organization whereas the WHO is international. Both have governing boards and networks of specialists that look at publ ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people.. Aspergers tend to excel academica ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Meningitis: Meningitis is an infection in the brain. It can be caused by various things like bacteria and viruses. The flu is caused by a virus and it can cause ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Different viruses: Influenza is caused by a very specific type of virus. It is highly contagious and can be very severe depending on the patient. The common cold is c ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold vs flu: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
45 years experience Pediatrics
Both are antibiotics: Ofloxacin is often used with tubes because the tubes can drain germ-laden stuff and it treats the infection. Neomycin does also, but can cause allerg ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Different strain: Hiv-1 and hiv-2 both produce aids , both are lethal if untreated, infection spread same way. Hiv- 2 is less common mostly confined to west africa , g ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Subset: Thinking is a broad concept in which internal & external stimuli are analyzed in a conscious fashion in a way capable of responding to them. Reasoning ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cause/effect: A boil is an abscess--a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection. Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph. Aureus) is a type of bacteria that ofte ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
Very very close: Add - attention deficit disorder adhd - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder the hyperactivity part is due to the inattention and due to the poo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
IHD vs CRRT: CRRT is a continuous form of hemodialysis used in critically ill patients who have kidney failure and unstable blood pressure. What most people mean ... Read More

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