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What are good resources for services or information regarding adults with autism?

Online: Several associations and societies have websites and advocate for people affected with this condition. All of them surely will help you find local chapters in your area, will share tips, support, referrals, resources. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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


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What help is there for adults with autism spectrum disorders?

What help is there for adults with autism spectrum disorders?

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 more

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Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Autism: The spectrum of autism is very broad. Therapies can range from talking to behavior shaping. For young adults as well as children, social skills and language communication skills should be targeted for improvement. ...Read more

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My son who is a adult with autism, I notice his left upper are seems to be swollen or larger than his right upper arm, and a small bump ?

My son who is a adult with autism, I notice his left upper are seems to be swollen or larger than his right upper arm, and a small bump ?

A Stitch In Time...: If he exhibits a lot of pain in that area or if he is reluctant to use that arm or if the skin feels warmer than the other arm or the swelling increases then have him examined by a doctor. Sounds like he bumped or otherwise injured that area or an infection is brewing so if you have any doubts about it, get him checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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How are kids vs adults diagnosed with autism?

Same way: The autism diagnostic observation scales are geared at different age levels, pre-verbal & verbal. Cognition ( intellect), processing of verbal & non/verbal information, language comprehension & expressive non-verbal & verbal social communication, reciprocal social interaction, & presence of stereotypies or narrow, restricted areas of interest are all tested. Social understanding @ 6 & >up by tops. ...Read more

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In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

Statistics: Its a way of rephrasing the statistics. The cdc states 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism by age 8. ...Read more

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Do adults with asperger's/autism "coo" and "flap" among other involuntary noises?

They could: Depending on the severity of the autistic symptoms; including the degree of intellectual impairment and communication difficulties, even adult patients can continue with these classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if any other adult males with autism, ocd, or anything similar find they cannot get an erection quickly with?

Can you tell me if any other adult males with autism, ocd, or anything similar find they cannot get an erection quickly with?

Erections: In my experience the difficulty with obtaining an erection is often due to the medications they are taking such as ssris for ocd. There is, to the best of my knowledge, any particular reason for those disorders themselves to cause erection difficulties. There may be some other issue and seeing your family physician would be a good start. ...Read more

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What are the possible therapies and treatments for an adult on the autism spectrum?

Many: Social skills training is available and is often offered in a group setting from speech pathologists. A person with autism can learn and practice how to read social cues and how to respond in appropriate ways to certain social situations. If sensory issues are involved many people can get help from a good occupational therapist through sensory integration. Sometimes counseling can also be of help. ...Read more

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Can an adult be diagnosed with autism, or is it something he has to have from childhood?

Can an adult be diagnosed with autism, or is it something he has to have from childhood?

Yes. : Diagnosis includes looking at the person’s medical history, watching the person’s behavior, & giving the person some psychological tests. But, it can be more challenging to DX an adult because it is not always possible to know about the person’s development during the first few yrs of life, and a long history of other diagnoses may complicate an ASD dx. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/topics.htm. ...Read more

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Have an adult daughter, who has autism & bipolar, what psychiatrist in clarksville tn do house visit ? {be better for her & us }thanks, deb.

Have an adult daughter, who has autism & bipolar, what  psychiatrist in clarksville tn do house visit ? {be better for her & us }thanks, deb.

Medical society: Or visiting nurses may be able to refer you to someone who would make a house call to help your daughter. Psychiatrists are difficult to find in some areas, and house calls make it more difficult but they are generally very skilled and caring. Hope you find someone. ...Read more

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How can an adult get a diagnosis for autism spectrum?

Autism in adults : Autism spectrum d/o can b diagnosed via clinical interview and a collaborative info from the family .There are assesment scales also used for that.It all depends what it's needed for. The treatment for depression anxiety or other issues for some autism does not need any rating scales.Contact a psychiatrist or psychologist good luck. ...Read more

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How can I i determine autism in an adult?

The same DSM-V : criteria of qualitative impairments in social reciprocity & social communication plus narrow, restricted areas of interest or stereotypical motor movements with onset before age 3 are used by adult psychiatrists, neuropsychologists & psychologists to diagnose Autistic Spectrum Disorder in adults as for diagnoses in children. ...Read more

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How can I you determine autism in an adult?

How can I you determine autism in an adult?

Adult diagnosis: It can be difficult to find a provider. I suggest a psychiatrist or psychologist evaluation. Contact your local autism support group for suggestions. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
641 doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

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 ...Read more