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Doctor insights on: 11 Year Old Autistic Girl Crying Really Bad

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What are some signs of autism in a 5 year old girl?

Social give and take: Social give and take problems: not having good eye contact to not being able to join up with peers ideas for play. Prefer to be alone/not seeking to start social interaction. This is central and it is not situational e.g like a social anxiety. Two other key areas: social communication probs and restricted patterns of behavior. Full criteria at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What to do if i'm a 15 year old girl with autism and i think i'm showing signs of depression?

What to do if i'm a 15 year old girl with autism and i think i'm showing signs of depression?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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My daughter is a six year old with autism, who is having crying spells everyday lately, is this normal?

No!: Please get your child to see a specialist in autistic disorders right away. These kids are quite special and have an extremely unique way of learning. Music, the arts have been quite helpful in contributing in easing frustration in these very special kids. Please don't delay, sooner the better. ...Read more

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Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more

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Does an MRI result of "minimal nonspecific periventricular deep white matter intensities" correlate or rule out an autism diagnosis in a 3yr old girl?

Not correlation: Should discuss with the neurologist on what it likely represents . But I can tell you it is not known to have a significant correlation with autism by itself e.g this finding is a well established determinant one way or another is not so. Take care. ...Read more

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How to manage crying behavior. My 3 n half yr old autistic son cries a lot. What therapies shud I work on at home.

Someone to help: is called a applied behavior analyst (ABA). They frequently help children with autism and their parents. Some US states offer this as a service. Take care ...Read more

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Is it bad that a 11 year old, 5 ft and 6 in, be 195 lbs, if so how can lose weight? And goal is 100 lbs if not 120 the maximum.(a girl)

Is it bad that a 11 year old, 5 ft and 6 in, be 195 lbs, if so how can lose weight? And goal is 100 lbs if not 120 the maximum.(a girl)

195 lbs is too big: For anybody 5' 6", being 195 lbs is much too big. The solution is to stop eating more food (calories) than is needed to live. That usually means eating small amounts at set meal times and set snack times, avoiding sugars and simple starches, and avoiding sugary drinks like sodas or juices. One can aim for dropping 1 pound a week, for 1 year... Getting to 150 lbs, and then deciding what to do next. ...Read more

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What can I do for my 2 1/2 month year old little girl. She is crying hard when she pass gas. I give her gas relief but she still cry real bad.?

What can I do for my 2 1/2 month year old little girl. She is crying hard when she pass gas. I give her gas relief but she still cry real bad.?

?protien intolerance: Infants often cry when they bear down to pass gas or have a bowel movement, because they dont effectively know how to "push it out". However, an infant with a cow's milk intolerance from mom's breast milk or infant formula, may produce excess gas, increased gas cramps, spits up more immediately after eating or fussy throughout day.. Ask your pediatrician to check on possible protien intolerance. ...Read more

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I have an 11 year old girl& she just had a sore throat & she has her right ear feeling blocked. Is this so bad? I cant really bring her to the doctor?

I have an 11 year old girl& she just had a sore throat & she has her right ear feeling blocked. Is this so bad? I cant really bring her to the doctor?

A little bit bad: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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My 11 year old girl had bad pain in her heart area with weakness in her left arm..She still hurts a little now.What can this be?

My 11 year old girl had bad pain in her heart area with weakness in her left arm..She still hurts a little now.What can this be?

See the doctor : Most probably it is skeletal-muscular pain. But even though it's going away, she definitively needs a proper evaluation. Visit your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more