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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?

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: 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

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


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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

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

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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 juvenile myoclonic epilepsy but I often find myself staring off into space as well. Is that common with JME or not?

Yes: Part of JME is having myoclonic jerks, absent seizure and tonic clinic seizures. You need to make sure you are following up with neurologist to help monitor your seizures ...Read more

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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?

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?

Neurologic Eval: Absence seizures, also called petit mal, include the characteristics you describe. There is no memory of the seizure, although others can see it if they know what to look for. A neurologic evaluation is needed to rule out your concerns. ...Read more

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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

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

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Autism can cure or no?

Autism can cure or no?

Unfortunately no: No there currently is no cure for autism. ...Read more

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Is the cure about autism found?

Is the cure about autism found?

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

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How to get SSI for autism help?

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

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Can you tell me what autism is?

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

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How can I know if I have autism?

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

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What is Autism a risk factor for?

Autism can lead to:: Failure to thrive, Generalized seizures in children, Vitamin C deficiency, Seizure disorder, Sensory processing disorder. ...Read more

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What do autistic and autism mean?

"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

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What are some signs of mild autism?

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

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Where are autism rates the highest?

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

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How do you know if you have autism?

How do you know if you have autism?

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

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How do I know exactly what is autism?

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

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


Baby Stares (Definition)

Baby stares. When a baby or child stares it may be normal. However, this article discusses excessive staring as a symptom ...Read more