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Acupressure And Autism
Not unless the child: has Celiac Disease or is allergic to casein. See http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/treatment/treatment-associated-medical-conditions/gi-disorders. Please seek referral to a Pediatric Gastroenterologist & nutritionist, as calorie & protein restriction can impact growth & health. Standards for GI evaluation in ASD:http://m.pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/125/Supplement_1/S19.full.pdf. ...Read more
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
What are methods to treat anxiety and physical tics such as handbitting and headbanging in adults with autism?
It can happen: Autistical adults can still demonstrate symptoms they in childhood. ...Read more
See below: There are effective treatments. Applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases medication may help for severe aggression, hyperactivity, or even with repetitive behaviors. Risperdal is actually an fda approved medication to treat autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The osteopathic literature supports the use of cranial/sacral manipulation for any neurological problem which autism is. It is important to know where information comes from. An osteopath who is trained to use cranial therapy is qualified to comment about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more
Currently, the sole : diagnosis in the DSM-V is Autistic Spectrum Disorder Levels 1,2 & 3. ASD level 1, formerly Asperger Syndrome (AS) has the same underlying deficits in Theory Of Mind, face recognition & joint attention as 2 &3. However, the atypical microscopic structure of brains of children & adults with "AS" & "Autism" varies enough that some researchers feel that they are different disorders. Stay tuned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learning cbt and dbt techniques to combat OCD for a couple years. But I have increasingly severe skin-picking and the techniques aren't working! help?
What works: Hi, first congratulations on sticking with your therapy and learning the techniques. Talk to your therapist, ask for help to get the techniques to work better for the skin picking. Also, are you on medication? Getting your meds right is very important. Talk to your psychiatrist. Keep trying. There is something that will help. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?
Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustration, boredom and anger. Sometimes brain mechanisms involved in learning and regulation of behavior overlap, which is another reason the two conditions can co-occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more
Not at all: Autism spectrum children (pdd) are devastatingly effected by their neurotrauma. Adhd kids have a deficiency in executive brain function, but treated are exceedingly successful and well adjusted people. Pdd kids do not have the cortical capacity to process many types of linguistic or social inputs. Adhd kids can be socially awkward, but PDD kids are social outliers. The two are incomparable. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Complementary and : Alternative Medicine treatments for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are not evidence-based, meaning that no studies have proven their efficacy or safety. Studies have shown parental perception of improvement, especially when used along with ABA. Use caution when restricting protein. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2597185/#!po=36.0714 is a few years old, but thorough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes -for many things: According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try this:: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html Search online for the National Institute of Mental Health (nimh.org) Junior colleges will often test you for free through Student Services if you are enrolled. Insurances will not pay for testing but TX is usually covered. Find a therapist who knows about this condition. ...Read more
Why ever ???: It is common for bizarre therapies to gain a following when a problem is difficult ; no successful treatments are offered through regular health sources. They are offered with the statement "your doc doesn't know about this" or they are trying to "hide" the benefit. Autism gradually improves over time in most cases with loving supportive care.These programs are a waste of time but do what you wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autistic Spectrum -: Disorder & ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, each with its own neurobehavioral profile determined by history & specific observable behaviors. They are categorical diagnoses, not etiologic diagnoses that explain the genetic or other medical condition that causes the symptoms in a individual. 40-70% of children & teens with ASD also have ADHD & require multi-modal treatment for both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer