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Alcoholic Mother Children Autism Aspergers
What are the chances that their child will have autism if the mother has aspergers and father does not?
It depends on the : Results of the mother's genetic testing -comparative genomic hybridization or genetic microarray & dna probe for fragile x. Ask your ob-gyn for pre-pregnancy genetic counseling with review of a 3- generation family history of both parents for medical & psychiatric illnesses & review of lab results. Have a flu vaccine & begin folate (folic acid) supplements 400 ?g/day at least 3 mos. Prior to conception. ...Read more
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
Best Answer: I would not rely on reading a list of symptoms in a book or online. Instead you need to a medical professional who can do a diagnostic interview and recommend psychological testing to make a clear diagnosis. Many of the symptoms you may read are present in other disorders and have to be sorted carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because the same : core deficits - diminished or absent joint attention, facial recognition & Theory Of Mind - exist in all types of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, the diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome & PDD-NOS were subsumed into ASD in the DSM-V. The level of ASD is defined by the type & degree of supports needed for a person with ASD to function optimally, 1 being the lowest level of need & 3 being the highest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social Skills?: If you have a problem with everyday reciprocal social interactions to the point that it harmfully impacts your functioning, it's worth having a neuropsychological evalution. Is it hard for you to understand that other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, ? That makes an ASD more likely. Than just social anxiety or other issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The same deficits : in reciprocal social interaction caused by lack of joint attention, facial recognition & theory of mind underlie all types of autism. Autistic Spectrum Disorder is now the diagnosis that "lumps" autism, AS & PDD-NOS in the DSM-V. There was a misperception that the old diagnosis of AS always implied superior cognitive skills. The DSM-IV required a "normal" IQ (> 70), not necessarily avg. or >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of impairment: This all wil change in 5/13. For the past 14-15 years, asperger's disorder has described people with longstanding poor social skills and odd or unusually intense preoccupations but relatively normal language, wherease autism has notable language impairment as well. Studies have failed to find marked differences other than in language, so new term will be austim spectrum disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two questions: what are the likes and differences between aspergers and autism? And, how is each treated?
Core deficits in : Theory of mind, facial recognition, social reciprocity & social communication underlie both. Autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-v diagnosis for autism, asperger syndrome (as) & pdd-nos. The neurodevelopmental profile differs. Though any can have an iq >70, those with as have fairly intact language, except for pragmatics & prosody, while those with autism have higher non-verbal abilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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