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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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


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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?

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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more