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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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I'm absolutely terrified i'm developing schizophrenia. Could it just be add and autism?

I'm absolutely terrified i'm developing schizophrenia. Could it just be add and autism?

Sz is very unlikely: This may lower the terror. Schizophrenia almost always appears by age 25 or so. There are psychotic breaks that can occur in later adult years including symptoms of some dementias, but they are different from sz. Also, if you've been diagnosed w/ autism and/or add, it's possible that some symptoms could feel similar to sz. Talk w/ your doctor, ask for a psych referral for DX eval. Try to relax. ...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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It seems everyone has add or autism. What happened to all the other disorders and diseases?

It seems everyone has add or autism.  What happened to all the other disorders and diseases?

Publicity: Some conditions catch the media and public eye receiving an inordinate amount of attention.That is case with autism and add. Not that they are not significant problems. The other conditions are still there and just as important. ...Read more

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Child mental health problems. How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Child mental health problems.  How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...Read more

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Is there really adhd, because I don't know anymore with all the other terms like autism, asp, add?

Is there really adhd, because I don't know anymore with all the other terms like autism, asp, add?

Sure There Is: Like every condition, it requires proper diagnosis. Kids with adhd are easily distracted, impulsive, have organizing problems and tend to be very fidgity.This is a simple description. The other things you mentioned are different conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any tests you can have for autism or add and adhd, if so where do you go to be tested ?

Can you tell me if there are any tests you can have for autism or add and adhd, if so where do you go to be tested ?

Get Expert Help!: Many ppl don't realize that there's no specific test that confirms diagnosis of adhd/add. See expert -like clinical child psychologist who can rule out difficulties assoc w/same symptoms of adhd, incl medical conditions, depression, anxiety, etc. Adhd can also be diagnosed in conjunction w/other conditions. 4 mayo clinic's pg re adhd in kids- http://mayocl.In/s9eyx7 same advice 4 diagnosing autism. ...Read more

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Can a person have attention deficit disorder and autism, or is add defined as not having also autism?

Can a person have attention deficit disorder and autism, or is add defined as not having also autism?

Unofficially, yes: Officially, the diagnosis of autism "trumps" the diagnosis of adhd, not the other way around, as your question suggests. In practice, severe adhd symptoms in children with autism are often still recognized and treated. ...Read more

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Prenatals have 1mg folic acid. Flour and pasta i eat has added folic acid - can too much be harmful to baby? Link to autism?

Prenatals have 1mg folic acid. Flour and pasta i eat has added folic acid - can too much be harmful to baby? Link to autism?

NO: There is no harm to taking a prenatal with folic on top of eating foods that are fortified. It is a water soluble vitamin and you will excrete excess which can make your urine bright yellow depending on level of b vitamins you consume. Having adequate Folic Acid levels on board prior to conception offers protection against neural tube and some cardiac defects. High levels do not cause autism. ...Read more

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Should one be looking for autism symptoms in add kids anyway, since there's no fix for the autism part?

Yes: Though there is no cure for autism, recognition can lead to appropriate treatment planning, behavioral management and the recruitment of resources that might be helpful in school. ...Read more

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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about autism?

Can you tell me about autism?

Autism spectrum: Autism spectrum disorders are a set of complex neurobehavioral disorders that include social impairments, communication problems, and fixed, repetitive stereotypical movements. The most severe form of disorder in this group is classical autism -- but there are also milder forms known previously as asperger's. There's much more info than 400 characters will allow: http://tinyurl.Com/6y86go. ...Read more

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When can autism be diagnosed?

Very: There is no "official" age at which the diagnosis can be formulated, however, some of the criteria is only observable (or the lack thereof) after the kid is supposed to reach a milestone (verbal skills, etc). Review the criteria dsm4 and you will have a clear idea of why. That said, some genetic diseases ( deletions, isodicentrism, etc) associated with autistic features can be diagnosed at any age. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
637 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