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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Adhd And Autism (Overview)

Both are considered neurodevelopmental disorders and can have some overlapping features. Adhd typically presents as difficulties with focus, attention, planning and executing as well as trouble with impulsiveness and remaining still. Patients with autism often have all of those same difficulties in addition to impairments in language, social interactions, and sensory integration.


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What is the difference between ADHD vs autism?

What is the difference between ADHD vs autism?

Two distinct : Disorders. Adhd is attention deficit hyperactive disorder people with it have trouble sitting still, concentrating and are easily distracted by the slightest noises. Autism which starts in early childhood leads to lack of connection to others, inability to communicate, (language deficits), no eye contact and repetitive behaviors (echoing of a repetitive sound or word). ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
62 doctors shared insights

Adhd And Autism (Overview)

Both are considered neurodevelopmental disorders and can have some overlapping features. Adhd typically presents as difficulties with focus, attention, planning and executing as well as trouble with impulsiveness and remaining still. Patients with autism often have all of those same difficulties in addition to impairments in language, social interactions, and sensory integration.


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Need expert help here. What are similarities between ADHD an autism?

Need expert help here. What are similarities between ADHD an autism?

Two distinct: Disorders. Adhd is attention deficit hyperactive disorder people with it have trouble sitting still, concentrating and are easily distracted by the slightest noises. Autism which starts in early childhood leads to lack of connection to others, inability to communicate, (language deficits), no eye contact and repetitive behaviors (echoing of a repetitive sound or word). ...Read more

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Are ADHD and autism related?

Are ADHD and autism related?

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 more

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Do you treat add/adhd and autism naturally.?

Do you treat add/adhd and autism naturally.?

Yes.: Yes. I am not a dan specialist and through the years have found that there are many nontraditional ways to improve the symptoms of add and autism. I have had tremendous success. Basic things like altering diet, homeopathy, and chinese medicine have had a hugely positive impact on my patients. Some of these ideas are found in my book common sense pediatrics. ...Read more

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What are the similarities between ADHD and autism?

What are the similarities between ADHD and autism?

Adhd: Both can be impulsive & inattentive but adhd is higher functioning with higher iq and more interactive socially. ...Read more

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Why are there many similarities between ADHD and autism?

Both brain diseases: The similarities r minimal. Ad kids can be impulsive & hyperactive, but this is from their inability to connect with a language based world. They self stim to alleviate anxiety or panic. They live in a material tactile world. Adhd kids are quite verbal but don't modulate correctly. They usually don't self stim, they connect emotionally well. Both are compromised socially but in different ways. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ADHD and autism?

What is the definition or description of: ADHD and autism?

Neurodevelopmental: Both are considered neurodevelopmental disorders and can have some overlapping features. Adhd typically presents as difficulties with focus, attention, planning and executing as well as trouble with impulsiveness and remaining still. Patients with autism often have all of those same difficulties in addition to impairments in language, social interactions, and sensory integration. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the difference between ADHD and autism?

How do I find what's the difference between ADHD and autism?

Overlap: Both conditions can coexist in the same person. In general people with adhd miss social cues because they are so distractible. People with autism don't recognize or understand social cues. Look at the information on both disorders on the mayo clinic site. They are generally good. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between ADHD and autism?

Can you tell me what is the difference between ADHD and autism?

Each is a neuro-: Developmental disorder with its own set of symptoms ; observable behaviors required for diagnosis by dsm-v criteria. Each is a categorical diagnosis, meaning that they are 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 more

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Why advice do you have for raising healthy kids with ADHD and autism?

1st have evaluations: by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes & a child neuropsychologist to determine strengths & weaknesses. Cont. educational/behavioral therapy 25-40 hrs./week + parent training + social skills group therapy at 6 & >.Find a DBPede, child psychiatrist or neurologist adept at medication doses for kids with ASD & ADHD. Care for your own mental & physical health. ...Read more

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


Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more