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Annoyance With Chewing Sounds Asperger
Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?
Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetitive. But these patients may also have temperament problems that are not tic related. Best to discuss temperament and vocal tics with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is being slightly annoyed by certain noises common? You always hear of people disliking sounds like chewing with mouth open, fork on plate, ect. Is there a difference between pet peeve and misophonia?
It's common: Being slightly annoyed by noises is common. If this annoyance disrupts your life or causes conflicts with others you may have a problem which needs to be addressed. ...Read more
7 y/o son with aspergers and tic disorder. Recently he started with palilalia (repeats self in whisper), does this mean it is tourette's?
Td: Technical definition of tourette's syndrome involves having more than one motor tic and at least a vocal tic. ...Read more
Smart (top of class) but easily confused by social interactions. Have trouble articulating myself. Get obsessed about things. Disorder? HFA?
Couldn't say: until I met you; then.. would be pretty easy. Possibilities include: 1) normal and shy and adolescent 2) normal and anxiety 3) Asberger's syndrome; but... very unusual for someone with it to notice it... so.... a bit unlikely 4) beginning into Schizophrenia (also, very unusual to notice it and would have MANY more symptoms) 5) cultural problems. If newly introduced to a new culture.. happens. ...Read more
Potentially: Yes, potentially. The term "tic" refers to a non voluntary movement disorder that can be repetitive. A patient with schizophrenia can potentially develop a "tic" as part of their condition or as a side affect from the medication they use as well. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with a therapist. ...Read more
Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh
Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I don't know, but: It would be a good idea to get some professional help to see just what is going on and make a plan to address it as soon as you can. There are so many things that could be involved that my brief answer is to go get that help. Your primary care physician is a good place to start. If you are a person of faith your rabbi, imam or pastor might also be a place to begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are intrusive thoughts a part of aspergers or a sign of something more? (regarding 7 y/o with as dx)
Intrusive thoughts: Are not specific to any condition, may happen to anyone but most dismiss them. They can be distressing & may occur in obsessive-compulsive disorder, ptsd, other anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, adhd, loss of reality contact, etc. People with aspergers may have intrusive thoughts & may have some of the conditions above. Seek psychological/psychiatric eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a brain or mental handicapped issue with people who have really sloppy handwriting? My handwriting is really sloppy, people making "insults".
No: handwriting is a learned behavior and unless there has been a sudden change in writing, don't worry. ...Read more
Child with multiple motor tics now whisper repeats himself 50-100 time a day. People have said this is a vocal tic. Could he have tourette's?
Possible- good ?: Tourette's syndrome requires the triad of a tic disorder with attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These features need to be present for at least six months. I hope this information helps. You should take him to see a neurologist. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a teenage girl having these symptoms: hearing noises that aren't there, paranoia, unable to focus, irritated outbursts and more. Help please!
Mental Health: The health of our minds is just as important as our bodies. See your physician and ask for a referral to mental health or go to one of their clinics. It is important that you be seen and start to feel better. You hopefully will be able to see a psychologist and a psychiatrist to look at both your general health and the health of your mind. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Could I have an anxiety disorder and unnoticed stress that manifests itself with voices and hallucinations rather than the diagnoses of bipolar?
Need competent eval: One way that it would be possible to have an anxiety disorder with psychosis would be for your anxiety disorder to be rooted in temporal lobe epilepsy. Given the fact that you have auditory and visual hallucinations, this would be a possibility. One other possibility would be a dissociative disorder that has not been diagnosed. It is of course possible to have both of the above. Dissociative disorders particularly commonly present with bipolar symptoms that remit when the underlying trauma has been dealt with appropriately. Best wishes. Please see a very competent psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everybody has that: We all have times in which we're not ourselves. Aspies misunderstand situations -- or have a strong sense of right and wrong and forget how to be diplomats -- and can get very upset over things. Or the real diagnosis may be schizophrenia, which tends to have acute exacerbations not triggered by real-life events. Sorting it out is the psychiatrist's task. Good luck. ...Read more
Can nervous pressing tongue against teeth and roof of mouth cause sudden speech problems, like lisp or troubles with some consonants like c, s or z?
No: since this would NOT occur with speaking.....speech problems are INVOLUNTARY what you describe is VOLUNTARY! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Sure: Nobody knows what "asperger's" really is. The classic aspie talks fast & mechanically a lot of the time, but no two are the same. The real question isn't, "do I have thus-and-so?" but "how can i learn social skills that seem to come more naturally and more easily to others?" remember that asperger's offers tremendous pluses in your ability to focus on science, tech and so forth. ...Read more
Gets a unbearable pain through my ear if someone speaks to me with loud music, jaw swelling, some days in tears. Is this TMJ or an other problem?
Is palilalia more often related to tourette's or autism spectrum? My child has asd and multiple motor tics started palilalia 6+ months ago.
Statistics unavailab: Palilalia can occur in both. Reports would implicate tourette's as most common, but it has been reported in autism and asperger's. Formal comparative incidence studies appear to be unavailable at this time. Perhaps one of my colleagues in research will comment further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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