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Autism Caused By Psychological Trauma
Not likely: While there are case reports of major personality changes occuring with some children after severe head injuries, this would be considered a rare occurance. And then probably not technically autism, since you usually will have to show signs of autism as a child to fulfil the true criteria of autism. ...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, it is possible: Severe psychological trauma can induce symptoms that may resemble some traits of autism. After severe trauma, some individuals my exhibit social withdrawal, difficulty in communicating, even rigid postures. With effective treatment, most individuals can recover from trauma but it may take a long time. Consult a professional if you have experienced trauma for more information specific to you. ...Read more
Autism: Autism is one in a group of neurodevelopmental disorders causing difficulty in social interaction, language, and behavior. There are varying intensities of autism. In most cases, children with severe autism have marked impairments or a complete inability to communicate or interact with other people. It's different from mental retardation (now called intellectual disabilities). ...Read more
Complex issue: Autism is in the eye of the beholder. Children with genetic and developmental disorders can have autistic features. Normal children can show autistic behaviors in specific situations. Autistic behavior may develop following brain damage from infection, trauma, drug toxicity, effects of cancer, etc. Autistic behavior may develop from severe emotional stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband may have undiagnosed autism. How do we go about getting an evaluation? Is this psychological or neurological?
Can use of a recreational drug cause psychological trauma to someone? I think I have this from a very frightening experience after trying a drug
Yes it can: It depends on the drug, the dose, and certainly your state of mind going into it. There can be extremely frightening experiences with hallucinogens like lsd, peyote, marijuana, psilocybin, etc -- also all stimulants like Cocaine and meth. Some of these are not really "party" drugs but are used that way -- when the experience can be extremely intense and personal. Sometimes flashbacks are ongoing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can intense greif/ psychological trauma cause one to ve tb? It is said by ppl in some countries that TB of lungs is a disease caused by greif
No: You can get TB from exposure to the bacteria associated with the illness. This may come through infectious droplets from a TB patient's cough or sneeze. Most people overcome this primary tb, & it stays dormant for years. Especially in elderly and sick people though, it can reactivate. In traditional chinese medicine, the emotion governing the lung is grief -- but this differs from tb. ...Read more
Does Psychological trauma due to distressing
sexual experience causes erectile dysfunction? i have ED from 10 months after failed in sexual experience
It can: Yes, it can contribute but you should first see your doctor to rule out medical causes of ED, then address it's psychological consequences. Many medical conditions can be otherwise asymptomatic and yet cause ED as can many medications. You can most certainly be treated and regain normal sexual functioning along with return of your confidence. ...Read more
Injury: Trauma means injury whether it is a physical or psychological event. This is defined by the long and short term effects on the individual. Death of a pet is traumatic, but usually does not have a long term effect whereas, death of a close relative may. ...Read more
I just realized I have psychological trauma from a extremely frightening experience with a recreational drug. What kind of treatment do I need?
Evaluation 1st: An evaluation of your problem is needed before determining the best treatment -- they're not "one size fits all." best to see a psychiatrist first. Some drugs can trigger psychosis, and it doesn't go away when the drug leaves your system. Medications and/or talk therapy may help; the doctor will be able to suggest once s/he hears about your experience and how things are now for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not clear: Your question is not clear. Sometimes with psychological trauma you have a tendency to pick at your skin and cause infections. Perhaps you could ask again with more detail ...Read more
Trauma: If you or a loved one are experiencing trauma symptoms and mutism, EMDR Therapy could be the best choice. I have used this exceptional trauma therapy even in a combat zone with a child who did not speak English and had stopped talking her native language. Don't let it go, the sooner the trauma is treated the less spillover on your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any books like self-help that you can recommend for someone trying to recover from psychological trauma?
PTSD books: Dr. Jacobson shared a great option. One i would add is "the ptsd workbook: simple, effective, techniques for overvcoming traumatic stress symptoms": http://tinyurl.Com/mpsdd8r working through the book's exercises & worksheets along with a therapist will probably give you the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person overcome and heal from a psychological trauma on their own? Or is help from a professional help always needed?
Many people can: Heal the pain associated w past traumas. Some share w family, friends, clergy or other people who have had similar situations. However, if a person has been involved in a life threatening or horrific trauma & they have problems w sleep, hyperarousal, avoidance or reliving throught dreams, flashbacks or painful memories that are not resolving or are getting worse, then mental health care can help. ...Read more
Can psychological trauma become worse if not dealt with correctly? By that i mean, can symptoms get worse and can more mental illness develop?
Yes: If the trauma is really significant it can stay with you over time. It may lead to avoidance of certain situations, ^ anxiety, problems w sleep, ^ arousal. Some people may develop a condition called post traumatic stress disorder. It is best to accept professional help if you are struggling with past trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, recovery is: Possible for any sort of abuse. You will always have the memories but they do not have to be "front and center" in your life. The best use of any suffering can be to make us stronger and use the knowledge we gain to help others. Every life event shapes us depending on how we eventually deal w/it. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can someone be suffering from a psychological trauma that impairs functioning from being assaulted by cybercrime and a sexual assault?
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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