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Autism And Lexapro
Hi! Can we possibly look at replacing clonidine with melatonin? My son takes Lexapro due to anxiety and is on the autism spectrum...
Work with doctor: Clonidine and Melatonin are very different drugs, not interchangeable. You need to speak to his doctor about your specific concerns. The doctor may be giving him a particular regiment for a particular reason. Do not play with the medications without involving the supervising doctor. ...Read more
Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve ...Read more
Hi i'm 23and have got ADHD and autism worry I am going to be sick every night when it gets dark and that makes me feel sick how do I stop that feeling?
Anxiety: Anxiety is very common in people with autism spectrum disorders. A counselor can help you develop better coping techniques. Sometimes low doses of ssris (prozac, paxil, zoloft, lexapro) can help decrease overall anxiety. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASD: Due to wide range of symptoms, in 2013 , it is called autism spectrum disorder.Early diagnosis is important. It can help make gains in language and social skills. ASD affects mainly 3 different areas. Social interaction communication(verbal and nonverbal) behaviors and interests. Please see a good child developmental pediatric specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be: I have several kids in my practice that carried the ASD (autism spectrum disorder) label while young were really just late talkers and have gone on to function well. Part of the difficulty is created by the lack of a definitive test (like a broken leg on x ray) and the need schools have to label a child in some way to justify the special tutoring or instruction they receive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many, many: Think of how you'd behave if you thought everyone knows what you know, feels the way you feel, & wants to do what you want to do. You couldn't lie, but you couldn't know why people go away sometimes when you're just stating a fact, why they say no when you tell them what to do or why they tell you to do something you don't want to do. If you think in pictures, language is a second language. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Autism has a world wide prevalence of 2-4%. This is true for industrialized countries as well as developing societies. There is a genetic component as well as an environmental one. Even in africa, the incidence is about the same as in europe or us. Iceland has a remarkably increased incidence, the audie of which is not yet clearly understood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Autism and mental retardation (mr) are distinct diagnoses with clear definitions. However, many individuals have both; and studies have shown that, these days, many families prefer a diagnosis of autism to that of mr. Autism can have full range of intelligence of mentally retarded to genius level; mr means that the person is functioning at a much lower mental age than their actual age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Son 10m not waving or pointing at stuff to communicate, friend said I should b concerned sign of autism, true? What exercise could I do w/ him 2 help
Early yet: If this is the only concern, it's still early. Many children, especially boys, don't start pointing till 12-14 months of age. Is he showing interest in his surroundings, connecting with key adults visually? Does he like to be held? If this is just normal development, there is no way to speed the process. If you are really concerned see his pediatrician, but don't jump to conclusions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
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