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Which type of doctor specializes in autism?

Which type of doctor specializes in autism?

Developmental Peds: A developmental and behavioral pediatrician has completed a 3 years pediatrics residency and then goes on to a 3 year fellowship for developmental and behavioral pediatrics. We specialize in working with children with developmental and behavioral issues. Autism is one of our biggest specialties. A child psychiatrist will also see and treat children with autism. Ask your doctor for a referral! ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What is the best type of pediatric doctor to evaluate for autism?

What is the best type of pediatric doctor to evaluate for autism?

Pediatrician: And if your pediatrician needs help, a specialist in child development or child psychiatrist should be able to evaluate. ...Read more

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How do you find a good doctor or type of therapy that helps with autism?

Autism clinic : I don't know exactly where you live, but you should start by looking for a clinic that specializes in autistic spectrum disorders, probably in a large medical center in your area. The specialists can do the appropriate assessments, and they can help you to find the right referrals near you. You may have to travel to find the right clinicians, but it will be worth it. ...Read more

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Hi my 2 year old daughter eats hair and likes sucking anything metal I took her to the doctors and he mentioned pica and gave me information about it. On the information it mentioned autism I was wondering if I can have my daughter tested for this and wo

Definitely: If your child is having unusual symptoms, take her to a center specializing in evaluations of young children. If funds are a problem, see if easter seals has a program near you. Some behavioral pediatricians are trained in evaluating children this age, as a psychologist. Your pediatrician should have referrals. You definitely want an expert with toddlers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why can't doctors figure out what causes autism?

There are many known: Causes: > 30 known syndromes, "copy repeat errors" in small bits of dna in certain genes, factors that change the function of certain fetal genes early in pregnancy, (e.g., toxins, viruses & ? Folic Acid levels). Specific atypical white matter development is seen on brain mri's in infants long before they show clinical signs of asd. The ? Is, what triggers the expression of the altered genes. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats autism?

What type of doctor treats autism?

An expert in Autism: Behavioral pediatricians & child psychiatrists are the most likely specialists to provide ongoing care; also some child neurologists. More importantly, the md must have much experience & a great commitment to serving autistic patients. Autism is very complex. The md needs an intimate professional longterm relationship w/ the fam & should guide the ed, behav & social interventions as well as meds. ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to ask my doctor if I have autism?

Clear and politely: And he will most likely proceed to perform a comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluation to rule out this and any other psychiatric conditions; or refer you to a psychiatrist for this. ...Read more

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What is an autism doctor called?

Confusing question: There are few if any doctors that only deal with autism. Within the treating universe for this condition are primary care docs, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, speech pathologists, applied behavior analysts, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more