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Autism And Staring In Space
Could my 8 month old be showing signs of autism she doesn't respond to her name has anger outbursts and stares at lights a lotstares into space also?
Autism Spectrum Disorder -ASD is a complicated diagnosis. The signs you are describing can be a part of ASD. Here is a website that is very helpful, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www. Thinkingautismguide. Com
Discuss your concerns with your child's pediatrician. The doctor can do some developmental screening in the office and might refer you for additional testing. ...Read more
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
Hi I'm currently 6 months pregnant, and I'm not sure of immunization. I keep reading that they are linked to autism. Should I space them out.
I often find myself blankly staring of into space, my mind is blank when I do and I don't notice I am doing it until afterwards. Why is this?
Can serotonine imbalance cause you to stare blankly into space more often? Other causes of staring much more often in otherwise a healthy 25y.O. Person
Not serotonin: Staring off into space is a cardinal symptom of adhd. But it can also happen for many other reasons, including auditory deficiencies, learning disabilities, seizures, disinterest, depression, boredom, but not because of a serotonin imbalance (unless you call depression a serotonin imbalance). Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Hello my girls is 7 an is just started being moody will cry over anything. Tired. Staring into space. .. Not participating at school. Forgetting what you just asked her all sorts of things what can I do to help her?
I have juvenile myoclonic epilepsy but I often find myself staring off into space as well. Is that common with JME or not?
I have suspected absence seziures, episodes of staring into space, deja vu before and memory loss after. Could this be serious like a brain tumour?
Can some seizures cause staring into space, tachycardia, tightness in head and dim vision but no severe shaking?
Seizures: Seizures at times can present as non epileptic in nature. Would see a neurologist to be sure ...Read more
These seizures? Staring in to space, eyes rolling up and flickering, limbs jerking, can't respond, can't talk, groaning, weak limbs after. 3-4 x day
Very likely: The signs/symptoms described are all symptoms of types of seizures, although that particular combination (staring into space and limbs jerking) is not typical. Nevertheless, if a person is experiencing those signs and symptoms, a medical evaluation is definitely warranted, and very promptly given the frequency. ...Read more
No: Autism is a label used for a pattern of behavioral, social and learning issues that arise from a poorly defined origin. Supportive care helps the kid over his/her lifetime and most see some improvement. However, no one treatment or group of treatments will cure this process. Ongoing research should help us understand what helps the best. ...Read more
See your PCP first.: Have your pcp refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist to evaluate the autism then go to the social security office and apply for disability. You can get an application on line. You can contact the social security office and get help from their staff on how to fill the appropriate forms. Once the forms are submitted, they will let you you know if he is qualified ...Read more
Different processing: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that effects in individuals ability to connect and relate to the outside world.. If has a wide range of severity and is frequently associalted with nutritional and digestive variations. There are many coping strategies that individuals develop that can lead to a variety of variably dysfunctional symptoms. ...Read more
Social Skills?: If you have a problem with everyday reciprocal social interactions to the point that it harmfully impacts your functioning, it's worth having a neuropsychological evalution. Is it hard for you to understand THAT other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, ? That makes an ASD more likely than just social anxiety or other issues. ...Read more
"Into oneself" from: The Greek word transliterated incorrectly as " autismos". It's the same root word as for "automatic, ", self-driven, etc. Dr. Kanner coined the diagnosis in the 40's for children who responded more to internal cues than to environmental stimuli; e.g., who laughed or cried without an external stimulus or hummed, rocked, & paid no attention to others, now Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 3. ...Read more
See below.: Mild autism is characterized by persistent abnormalities in social interactions, restricted & highly focused interests, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. There's often limited ability to have spontaneous social interactions and a failure to develop friendships. There may be delays in other developmental areas as well. ...Read more
Ubiquitous: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevalence rates are actually fairly equivalent across the United States. The diagnosis of ASD continues to rise, possibly due to more clear guidelines for the diagnosis being established. Research is on-going to help us understand ASD better, and of course researchers are still looking for an underlying cause (or causes) for asd. ...Read more
At your age?: The fact you are asking the question in the first place at the age of 49 in the second place makes it highly unlikely in that you need worry about identifying this disorder if you're looking to diagnosis yourself. And though we do not know everything about this problem we have learned pretty well how to identify it early on. You are more than welcome to present your symptoms for opinion. ...Read more
Neurodevelop Disorde: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal & nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Because the etiology of autism is not clearly understood, prevention is not possible today. ...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
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