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What is the definition or description of: staring spells?

What is the definition or description of: staring spells?

Petit mal: Seizures are one description of staring spells. Sometimes a person is just zoning out. If the person is not responsive during the spell then needs to be seen and evaluated and have seizure activity ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more


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Chill like full body jerks after head injury and staring spells are they seizures. They all started after head injury

Chill like full body jerks after  head injury and staring spells are they seizures.  They all started after head injury

Seizure: This is of concern. A neurologist can sort this out. Seizures after head trauma are often observed and need to be taken serious. We often recommend an MRI of the brain, an eeg and close neurological follow ups. ...Read more

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I have vision loss in the left eye, severe migraines, stiffness in the neck, and staring spells. Why could this be? I do not have a tumor or aneurysm.

I have vision loss in the left eye, severe migraines, stiffness in the neck, and staring spells. Why could this be? I do not have a tumor or aneurysm.

Loss of vision: What is your age? Is the vision loss constant or intermittent? Read the book, hypothyroidism, by broda barnes, from amazon.Com. He says 95% of migraines are caused by this. I had migraines for 30 years everyday, but not one since was started on Armour Thyroid 5 years ago. Try iodoral, an iodine pill that stimulates the thyroid. It is not a rx product. ...Read more

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My daughter is a six year old with autism, who is having crying spells everyday lately, is this normal?

My daughter is a six year old with autism, who is having crying spells everyday lately, is this normal?

No!: Please get your child to see a specialist in autistic disorders right away. These kids are quite special and have an extremely unique way of learning. Music, the arts have been quite helpful in contributing in easing frustration in these very special kids. Please don't delay, sooner the better. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine and resperidone for my autism, but worried i could be pregnant.. can the test come out negative?

Fluoxetine and resperidone for my autism, but worried i could be pregnant.. can the test come out negative?

Coordinate Drs.: With this diagnosis, you would need to see your ob/gyn and psychiatrist and request they coordinate with you about the risks and benefits of the pregnancy. In general, there are psychotropics that are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism?

What are the symptoms of autism?

ASD: Due to wide range of symptoms, in 2013 , it is called autism spectrum disorder.Early diagnosis is important. It can help make gains in language and social skills. ASD affects mainly 3 different areas. Social interaction communication(verbal and nonverbal) behaviors and interests. Please see a good child developmental pediatric specialist. ...Read more

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Is autism overdiagnosed?

It can be: I have several kids in my practice that carried the ASD (autism spectrum disorder) label while young were really just late talkers and have gone on to function well. Part of the difficulty is created by the lack of a definitive test (like a broken leg on x ray) and the need schools have to label a child in some way to justify the special tutoring or instruction they receive. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get autism?

Depends: The current belief is that 1 out of 150 children can be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. However, there is concern that the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder are to broad. ...Read more

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What are some impacts that autism can cause in a person's daily life?

Many, many: Think of how you'd behave if you thought everyone knows what you know, feels the way you feel, & wants to do what you want to do. You couldn't lie, but you couldn't know why people go away sometimes when you're just stating a fact, why they say no when you tell them what to do or why they tell you to do something you don't want to do. If you think in pictures, language is a second language. ...Read more

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Is autism only confined to industrialized nations?

No: Autism has a world wide prevalence of 2-4%. This is true for industrialized countries as well as developing societies. There is a genetic component as well as an environmental one. Even in africa, the incidence is about the same as in europe or us. Iceland has a remarkably increased incidence, the audie of which is not yet clearly understood. ...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


Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Staring Spells (Definition)

Seizures are one description of staring spells. Sometimes a person is just zoning out. If the person is not responsive during the spell then needs to be seen and evaluated and have ...Read more