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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
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
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
My daughter is 12 year old and is showing signs of autism. How do I know if she really is autistic and should I see a doctor?
Autism Spectrum D: Autism Spectrum Disorder can vary greatly in presentation. Higher functioning autistics can be diagnosed later in childhood and early adulthood. Diagnosis is usually done by a neurologist or psychiatrist. Here is a great website about Autism called the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www.thinkingautismguide.com ...Read more
Does any doctor on here believe there may be a correlation for some children who get autism and the vaccinations given to them?
I read on the net children born to mothers on citalopram are at higher risk of autism? Have you doctors come across this? I am ttc and getting put off
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neurodevelopmental: Disorders (A) present with symptoms in childhood (B) cause the person who has them harmful dysfunction in academics, behavior &/or peer interaction & (C) cause functional impairment in at least 2 settings, like home & work or home & school. If these criteria fit, ask your family of origin for childhood history & seek a referral from your doctor for evaluation by mental health professionals. ...Read more
Developmental peds: A developmental pediatrician specializes in developmental and behavioral problems in children, including autism, Down Syndrome, ADD and some other issues. If you are looking for a developmental pediatrician in your area, you can ask your general pediatrician for a referral or you can look on the American Academy of Pediatrics website: www.aap.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for ds to be misdiagnosed as autism and how can I get my child's doctor to check my child for ds?
Down Syndrome : Doesn't preclude a diagnosis of autism, tho autistic regression can occur later than 15-21 mos. In children with down syndrome. All children with intellectual disability &/ or autism deserve blood tests called genetic microarray or cgh & dna probe for fragile x to look for genetic errors that can cause either or both. Down syndrome can be diagnosed by chromosome analysis, as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old if i go to the doctor now at 19 would they still have it on my record?
Maybe,maybe not: This somewhat depends on the extent of the record. Sometimes such labels are used in early childhood and are found not to fit well when the kid is older.If so, the early label becomes part of the history. Someone found to be developmentally delayed at 3 may catch up by their teens and the label would obviously not apply. Such is the problem with observational diagnoses. ...Read more
How do you get a child tested for autism if everyone, including doctor's refuse? My child has the signs and symptoms.
Doesn't happen: Although the issue has been studied thoroughly over many years,research has never linked thimerosal with autism or any other condition.The issue comes up as a fear or theory, but no data exists to support the idea.Mercury was removed from childhood vaccines by the early 90's, but autism frequency has increased. Newer data points to genetic factors present at conception as a cause. ...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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