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Autism And Self Biting
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
Yes & yes...: Intra-oral biting can be strictly conscious, strictly compulsive or a combination. It could be classified as dermatophagia, or self-injury in varying degrees. It could also be accidental, inflicted internally or externally. In any case it results in an injury of some degree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I been biting my self inside the mouth all over and it doesn't hurt have been doing it for years can't seem to stop seem to like the blood. What is it?
Bad habit: Whether it is cheek and/or lip biting (like you) or nail biting, hair twirling, or any other habit, people often do these things initially to relieve stress. After a while they can "take a life of their own" and become a habit. Bad habits are hard to break and some people find professional counseling helpful in developing strategies to break a habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom of anxiety: If there is a physical enjoyment of the discomfort it causes and a thrill from people looking at the damage then yes, but otherwise it is a sign of unresolved anxiety and generally feeling overwhelmed. I recommend starting a journal, spending an equal amount of time writing your hopes as writing your fears and then talk out these feelings and desires with a counselor or friend. ...Read more
A little of both...: Intra-oral biting can be strictly conscious, strictly compulsive or a combination. In any of these cases it could be construed as both dermatophagia and self-injury in varying degrees as technically dermatophagia is self-injury even though it is classified as form of (obsessive-compulsive) disorder. Don't confuse this with accidental intra-oral bites which may be self or externally inflicted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been constantly upset/crying my self to sleep for no reason, lip biting/cheek biting, no motivation, self harmed. HELP
Get help now..: You seem quite depressed and need to see a mental health professional right away. Please have a parent or a trusted adult come with you for an initial appointment. Write down all meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use, current stresses and about when you started feeling so negative. Your pcp is a good person to ask for a referral. If you feel suicidal, go to the ER. Please get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lesch Nyhan Syndrome: With self-mutilation is not associated with behaviors categorized as autistic spectrum disorder. However, ASD can present as a separate neurodevelopmental disorder in any child with a specific genetic or epigenetic set-up for it, whether they have another inheritable disorder or not. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001655.Htm. ...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
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