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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 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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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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Assessments for autism spectrum disorders? Which places in the u.S. Don't over-diagnose or under-diagnose?

Assessments for autism spectrum disorders?  Which places in the u.S. Don't over-diagnose or under-diagnose?

See below.: If there are concerns regarding any developmental issue, first stop is at the pediatrician's for a full exam and history (including development). If the pediatrician agrees with your concern, the next step is with either a pediatric neurologist or developmental-behavioral specialist for further evaluation and management. As long as a complete eveluation is done, there's no need to travel elsewhere. ...Read more

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How is asperger’s syndrome related to autism?

Related: Usually the asperger patient has better language ability than the autistic patient. One could also consider them to be different sections of a spectrum of continuity. Some people call it high functioning autism. In my opinion the exact label doesn't matter a great deal, it is what are the needs of the child and make sure those needs are addressed. ...Read more

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What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

Considerable: Children on the autism spectrum present with considerable variation in communication skills, motor + other developmental delays. Changes may be subtle. The m-chat or modified checklist for autism in toddlers is a screening tool for possible autism. Drs use this tool in toddlers from 12-18 mos of age. If an infant has developmental delays- they need referral to a specialist to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible there is a cure(s) for autism and schizophrenia?

Not yet: However, researchers are trying to find ways to cure them. Schizophrenia can be maintained well on medications. They are also making advances in communication skills for autistic people using computerized technology which is very hopeful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between asperger’s disorder and high functioning autism?

Probably Not Much: To my knowledge, these are expressions for the same condition. Aspergers is now part of what is called the autistic spectrum, a range of conditions sharing characteristic of autism, but with different levels of severity. ...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


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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