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Is autism genetic?

Is autism genetic?

Yes and no: ASD without association with known disorders such as Down syndrome, Fragile X, and many others, certainly has an important genetic component, but these same genes associated with autism are also associated with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, ADHD, OCD, and others responsive to SSRIs, AND highly desirable qualities like musical, artistic, mathematical and other savant traits in the family ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is aspergers genetic?

Is aspergers genetic?

Autism is genetic : So many factors seem to be under research but science has deleted vaccine to many factors which media has made a drama of with some celebrities whose kids did not have autismit .Since the incidence is so high researchers from all over are jumping in to find out all the variables to find out what else could be the factors along with genes to help us with this most complicated spectrum of illness. ...Read more

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Help please! is autism disorder hereditary?

Help please! is autism disorder hereditary?

Not necessarily: Genetic factors do play a role. If there is someone in the family with autism, it increases the chances of getting it. However, in most cases it is not a purely genetic disease. Other factors (environmental and perinatal) seem to play a role as well. ...Read more

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Is tourette's genetic?

Is tourette's genetic?

Yes, it is genetic: Tourette's disorder is among the more strongly genetic disorders with a strong behavioral presentation. Interestingly, and not yet well understood, it often co-occurs in in families with obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd), with men more likely to present with tourette's and women with ocd, although both conditions can be present in the same individual. The exact genes involved remain unknown. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. ...Read more

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What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

"Normal" language: Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism. Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia genetic?

Yes, partially: Learning disorders have a small genetic contribution. Therefore, if your parents have/had a learning disorder, you would have a greater chance of also having a learning disorder than someone whose parent did not have a learning disorder but it only increases the odds minimally. ...Read more

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Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Yes. Specific Learn-: ing Disorders in reading, written expression & math occur only in school-age children who have average to above-average IQ's, smart enough to know they're struggling more than their peers. SLD's impact development of sense of self. Kids' signs of depression are the same as adults', + irritability. Any kid would rather be seen as "bad" than "stupid". Demystification is vital. ...Read more

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What causes pervasive developmental disorder pdd?

What causes pervasive developmental disorder pdd?

ASD: This is in the autistic spectrum and requires nutritional treatment. Call the autism research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now doc. ...Read more

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Is asperger's genetically passed down?

Sometimes: Some cases of asperger's disorder are inherited. In many cases there is a parent with an anxiety disorder or when one parent has an anxiety disorder and the other has a right hemisphere weakness. There are degrees of being affected so a parent may not be symptomatic of asperger's disorder. ...Read more

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Is there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic?

Is there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic?

Yes, by numbers: A recent report from the centers for disease control (cdc) estimated ASD at 1 in 88 live births, the highest estimate yet. This contrasts with estimates from 20 years ago of 5-10 in 10, 000. What is unclear is why this has changed so much. Some believe it mostly is because of changing definitions and increased recognition of the problem; others insist it is a true change. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Is the genetic disorder aniridia sex linked?

Is the genetic disorder aniridia sex linked?

Nope: Aniridia, complete or partial absence of the iris, can be an isolated birth defect or part of a bigger condition, like wagr syndrome (http://www.Wagr.Org/). The gene that seems to be at the center of the problem is called pax6 and is on chromosome 11p31. Just as many boys as girls are affected. So no, aniridia is not sex-linked. ...Read more

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Is kabuki syndrome genetic?

Is kabuki syndrome genetic?

Kabuki syndrome: is a genetically inherited disorder. Here is a link for more information, resources and support: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/kabuki-syndrome ...Read more

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Why di biologists say that incest in humans creates genetic disorders?

Why di biologists say that incest in humans creates genetic disorders?

Two genes neeeded: It doesn't create the disorder but for many conditions for there to be symptoms a particular gene must appear twice. In incest the two parents share many genes and so are more likely to have overlapping genes which will be duplicated in the children. Hemophilia, which requires this, led to the deaths of many european monarchs who shared the gene. ...Read more

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Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

Maybe: There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers. The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indicated the lower amounts of oxytocin produced could be implicated in social awkwardness of neuropsychiatric disorders. But did not have a cause & effect relationship. The hypothalamus is the last common neural pathway for social interaction in mammals. ...Read more

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Did anyone discover the link between autism and schizophrenia?

Did anyone discover the link between autism and schizophrenia?

Active research: There does seem to be an increased risk for schizophrenia in the autistic population and there are been some genetic markers identified that share some similarity in the two disorders. Having said that the majority of patients with autism will not develop schizophrenia and vice versa. As our understanding of genetics increases we will hopefully learn more about cause, treatment, and prevention. ...Read more

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Is obedience genetic or hereditary?

Is obedience genetic or hereditary?

Obedience : This is an interesting question. It's confused by statements, like: "Something that is hereditary “can” be transmitted genetically from one generation to another." What might be more important to discuss is whether obedience can be taught, and learned, or if it might be something neither taught nor learned in the family setting. Non-obedient parents may model non-obedience for thier children. ...Read more

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Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Sometimes: Some forms of LD, such as certain types of dyslexia, are clearly inherited, others are not. Its always useful to ask about relatives, especially parents when evaluated LD> ...Read more

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Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read more

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Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Yes: The disorder is highly heritable. Estimates of the genetic component to the heritability range from 60 to 85 percent. ...Read more

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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


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