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Autism And Avoid Eye Contact
Is "avoiding eye contact" a sure sign of autism? Or could it be a normal thing for 1.5 years child?
Could be normal: As they say, there are no "pathognomic signs" -- nothing which definitively establishes that a person has this or that disorder. So it could be normal; it could be not normal but not autism; or it could conceivably be autism. However, it would be unwise to be concerned that avoiding eye contact alone, as an isolated feature, points to autism, when it may be, as you suggest, nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Your 1 month old can see clearly a foot or so and will gaze into your eyes for a time before deflecting.It is as if they fill up with the vision and must look away for a period before they can look back. Their ability to hold a gaze will gradually increase over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there medication for people with social anxiety i'm comfortable with the people i live with but when i go out i just want to go&i avoid eye contact?
Medications: (such as Selective Serontonin Reuptake Inhibitors - SSRI's) can be beneficial. However, non-medication interventions are just as important if not more important in addressing the problem. Please talk with your parents about this so that you can get the help you need. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?
Finger flipping and snapping is autism??my 7 months baby doing both activity..but eye contact is good
I want to know if my daughter has autism shes almost 2 and she didn't talk well can't walk well didn't make eye contact when talked to?
Seek medical help: You should take your daughter in for an exam with her physician and discuss your concerns. There are some developmental screening exams that are age specific that can be done that are very effective when screening for autism. And at that time your can determine if further evaluation or work up is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is delayed speech a sign of autism, he is 16 months and has just started to make eye contact with me and comes to me to be consoled he also asperates on thin fluids and has reflux. Mum is autistic?
Provisionally yes: One in 10 children have signs of autism at a young age but by 3 the ratio is 1 in 80 for boys. The delayed eye contact is more of a concern. The aspiration of thin fluids indicates a problem with autonomic nervous system control. How is the reflux being treated.?He needs a vitamin d level assessed and complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My cousin is four years old he is not talking or giving eye contact he does not like kisses or hugs could this be autism?
It is more complex: While avoiding eye contact and poor social skills are tell tale signs within Autism Spectrum Disorders, your cousin needs a thorough check by a pediatrician for proper assessment and possible referral to a specialist for a potential diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 11 month old is walking, babbling, and smiling/making eye contact. My only concern is that he doesn't do hand gestures. Is this an autism concern?
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Yes: Whether or not you are comfortable making eye contact with people is a physchological phenomenon. Several conditions can make it difficult to maintain eye contact - anxiety, depression, social phobias, etc. Discuss this with your primary care doc since those conditions have treatments. ...Read more
Shy: I would say the most likely thing is that the person may simply be shy. We have all seen young children who hide behind their mothers legs and will not look at you. Certaninly other types of behavior can lead to this also. If a patient has an eye disease of certain type, such as inflammatory eye disease, they may be light sensitive and not look at you simply due to lighting situations. ...Read more
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