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How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

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 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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Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?

Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?

No: Adhd, add and odd are not related to autistic spectrum disorder at all. Someone can have both. Odd is only in children. ...Read more

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How do adhd, autism & asperger's syndrome differ?

How do adhd, autism & asperger's syndrome differ?

Asperger Syndrome is: No longer a valid diagnosis, as the core symptoms are those of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Kids with ADHD-Combined Type, have hyperactivity/impulsivity that can impact their peer interaction & prosocial problem-solving skills & kids with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type can seem "spacey", but they don't have the social, communicative & sensorimotor impairments that cause atypical behaviors in ASD ...Read more

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What to do if I don't understand how one can have both autism/asperger's and ADHD simultaneously?

What to do if I don't understand how one can have both autism/asperger's and ADHD simultaneously?

Brain development: Dear shelly, this is a difficult question because asperger's, autism and adhd are still incompletely understood problems of the developing brain. Each child/person with any of these labels is unique with strengths and weaknesses. Often with these developmental diagnoses there are overlapping symptoms which doctors call co-morbidities, like many overlapping circles. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to explain a child's condition (autism, asperger, adhd, & the like) to another child?

What is the best way to explain a child's condition (autism, asperger, adhd, & the like) to another child?

Remember: Remember when you were a child! don't use technical or medical language; use examples. "you know how you feel when you're excited, and you can't help talking about everything you're thinking? Well, mike's mind is like that most of the time, to himself". Actually, this is the best way to explain most everything to anyone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have BOTH ADHD and Schizophenia? What about ADHD and Asperger's syndrome? I'm a 38yrold Caucasian male; family history of autism.

Is it possible to have BOTH ADHD and Schizophenia? What about ADHD and Asperger's syndrome? I'm a 38yrold Caucasian male; family history of autism.

Yes. Comorbidity is: When 2 or more conditions occur in the same person. ADHD can be comorbid with both Autism Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia. However there is overlap of symptoms as well and a good evaluation is necessary to differentiate if the person has one or the other or both conditions. If a person has schizophrenia then that is the priority TX target. ADHD TX would follow if necessary. Best regards. ...Read more

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Could a child w developmental delay be diagnosed w high functioning autism w ADHD & gdd/asperger all at the same time?

Could a child w developmental delay be diagnosed w high functioning autism w ADHD & gdd/asperger all at the same time?

Poly-dx: While some developmental diagnoses speak to different areas of development (e.g., cognitive delay, social disability like autism) it is unlikely (and in the case of autism and aspergers) or even inappropriate to diagnose all you listed as co-existing. Seek a second opinion from a developmental pediatrician and/or early childhood psychologist. ...Read more

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not: Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. ...Read more

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I get migraines daily use excedrine to treat them I am asthmatic and seizure ADHD Asperger autism and want to try mild hbot is that safe for asthmatic?

Daily migraines: I'm not sure what hbot is. Perhaps hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Regardless, person to ask about safety of some proposed medication/treatment/surgery as it applies to you is person suggesting it for you. In other words, ask whoever is going to provide you w/hbot what they know w/regards to use in asthma. In meantime, check out http://goo. Gl/b4ay9 for options for (non)prescription migraine prevention. ...Read more

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What are the major differences between autism, childhood schizophrenia and aspergers?

What are the major differences between autism, childhood schizophrenia and aspergers?

Severity: In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restricted range of, or odd behaviors. In schizophrenia, hallucinations and or delusions in the context of impairment is required. There is often someover lap in that perceptual abn can be present to different degrees in all 3. ...Read more

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Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Seek evaluation: Racing thoughts is most commonly associated with bipolar disorder -a serious mood problem. I would recommend consulting a psychiatrist. It would also be wise to clean up your diet -consider the feingold diet. Also use of essential fatty acids is a good choice-fish oil. ...Read more

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How are aspergers and autism different?

How are aspergers and autism different?

Autism spectrum D/O: Aspergers is one of the autism spectrum disorders. Children with aspergers are higher functioning than children with pervasive developmental disorder or full blown autism. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Aspergers and autism?

What are the symptoms of Aspergers and autism?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for people who have qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocity + stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. ASD level 1 is diagnosed if a person with impaired Theory of Mind, face recognition, social reciprocity & social communication who has cognitive, adaptive & many areas of language skills in the normal range. ...Read more

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How to know what is aspergers and what is autism?

Aspergers is an ASD: Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum. Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviors. Motor development may be delayed, leading to clumsiness or uncoordinated motor movements.
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What's autism and aspergers and is there a relation?

What's autism and aspergers and is there a relation?

Aspergers.: Aspergers is awesome! The dsm5 failed. If you want to know a lot more. Watch my dr g aspie show at http://www. Southeastpsychstudios. Com. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the signs of aspergers autism?

Asperger's: For a good and quick review please see:
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/aspergers.../dsection=symptoms
asperger's syndrome — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment for a disorder affecting communication, social skills. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a sociopath to have very mild atypical autism/aspergers?

No: While people with mild autism/asperger's disorder can be oblivious to the emotional responses of others and/or unable to predict emotional outcomes socially, sociopaths are emotionally remorseless, calculating, and manipulative. It takes a high level of social awareness to be exploitive emotionally as in sociopathy. ...Read more

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Could aspergers/high functioning autism be a type of developmental delayment?

A developmental: Delay is failure to achieve a developmental milestone by the time 90% of tots do so. "DD" is used until a child can undergo formal IQ testing, ~ age 5-6 yrs. Delays in reciprocal social interaction like not waving "bye" back to someone at 10 mos. & in social communication like not pointing at desired objects at 12 mos. Are early signs of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a Neurodevelopmental Disorder. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the: Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www. Chp. Edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www. Chp. Edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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Can any antipsychotics antidepressants or benzos cause autism or aspergers? I feel like I get extreme negative feelings maybe it’s autism from med use

Problems thinking: If you have been on these meds, you have a disorder in processing/thinking in the world you live in. Recent gene studies have shown links of autism & similar disorders to gene defects that were present from the point of conception. It is recognized in childhood. You don't become autistic because you took these meds. You are smart enough to hate your life, time to stop looking for someone to blame ...Read more

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Are Aspergers and autism the same condition?

Are Aspergers and autism the same condition?

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 more

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I need to know what is aspergers and how it is related to autism?

I need to know what is aspergers and how it is related to autism?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read more

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Why is there so many conditions connected with autism/Aspergers?

Interesting question: I'm not sure there is a good answer to your question. We have been learning more and more about Autism Spectrum Disorders, but there is still a lot to learn. The diagnosis has been evolving over the years, so it's difficult to know if everyone is talking about the same thing. It is clear that vaccines are NOT the cause of ASD problems- this has been studied quite extensively. ...Read more

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How to tell if my boyriend who is 22 has aspergers autism? What are the signs?

Ask him if he has: Difficulty understanding that others can have a different point of view than his. Tell him your concerns in a non-judgmental way. Autistic Spectrum Disorder is the sole diagnosis now. It subsumes Asperger Syndrome, but you can use the unapproved scale for adults at http://www. Aspires-relationships. Com/articles_adult_version_austrailian_scale_for_as. Htm to get a general idea of ASD symptoms. ...Read more

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What is aspergers and autism classified as. Is it a disability or not classed as anything?

What is aspergers and autism classified as. Is it a disability or not classed as anything?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is a categorical diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder. A Chromosomal Microarray may reveal the etiology or cause of your ASD. Neuropsychological testing may reveal that you have a functional disability from your core symptoms of ASD &/or from comorbid psychiatric disorders, making you eligible for SSI & Medicaid funding & Vocational Rehabilitation services. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Could autism/ aspergers be due to a mutation?

The jury is out: There are a lot of thoughts about what causes autism. None has been conclusive or explained a large majority of cases yet. ...Read more

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How do high functioning autism and aspergers differ?

They probably don't: There is a new classification system which does not differentiate autism, pdd, and asperger's. They are all referred to autism spectrum disorder. High functioning means that there is a normal iq. This indicates a good chance at being able to function adequately as an adult and independently. ...Read more

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What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

Comparison: Personally speaking, there is no comparison. They are both special in their own ways. Both need lot of support and understanding. And sometimes they will surprise you with their normality! ...Read more

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What is the difference between high functioning autism and aspergers?

Aspergers: There is really no such thing as high functioning autism. Watch these two videos to get a better understanding.

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=f5sfe6dqhro. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between "aspergers" and "high functioning autism"?

Different: Aspergers syndrome patients (as) are uniquely different than high functioning autism patients. As patients are socially awkward, but have better adaptive abilities, have no self stimulation or echolalia, and are more academically capable. High functioning autism patients retain their self stimulation and echolalia. Then are able to succeed in school, but they are different clinically than as. ...Read more

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Could autism/aspergers/bipolar get worse if someone is transsexual?

No: Autism can lead to a lot of difficulties, and so can transgerder status. I don't think one makes the other worse. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could seeing a psychiatrist who specializes in autism/aspergers help with my eating disorder?

Thoughts? Could seeing a psychiatrist who specializes in autism/aspergers help with my eating disorder?

Ask: A psychiatrist receives training in medical school and residency in dealing with eating disorders. Let the doctor know and see if he or she is comfortable with helping you or if he or she has someone they could refer you to. ...Read more

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What are the chances that their child will have autism if the mother has aspergers and father does not?

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

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My counselor is wanting to diagnosis me with autism my old psychologist said I have moderate to high functioning autism like aspergers is there a test?

None, unfortunately: The diagnosis of Autism or Asperger is mainly with clinical assessment. He doctor bases his or her diagnosis on the child's level of development, and the doctor's observation of the child's speech and behavior, including his or her play and ability to socialize with others. The doctor often seeks input from the child's parents, teachers, and other adults who are familiar with the child's symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have autism or mild aspergers?

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 more

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What's the difference between aspergers and autism?

Degree: Under the umbrella condition termed pervasive developmental disorders, there is a spectrum of severity where the least severe condition has been referred to as asperger's syndrome and the most severe end of the spectrum is severe autism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between autism and aspergers?

What is the difference between autism and aspergers?

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 more

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How do I know about being tested for autism or aspergers?

Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combinatio of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people. Aspergers tend to excel academically and have social problems because they do not read emotional cues well at all. Autism usually has more severe developmental and language delays with diarrhea, constipation, self stemming, and eating issues. This is a broad and general description. ...Read more

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How can having autism / aspergers affect your day to day life?

How can having autism / aspergers affect your day to day life?

That is life: For those patients, living with autism or Asperger is their day to day life already. It is normal for them. Of course, society "attitudes" towards them, rejection, stigmatization might be part of their everyday experiences. They have variable degrees of limitations in every aspect, and they are commonly, fairly adjusted to this. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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


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

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