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What are the symptoms of a teenager with autism?

What are the symptoms of a teenager with autism?

Autism: Autism among teenagers are manifested by a withdrawn personality, unfriendly, shy with low self esteem, problem with communications, some are mentally retarded with repeatative movements. Most common is Asperger symdrome. ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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


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Where do I get a teenager tested for autism spectrum disorders?

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Psychologist: Clinical psychologists are usually the doctors who do ASD diagnostic test, but I know some psychiatrists do that too. You can call your insurance to ask for providers who do ASD diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

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Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...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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Does gfcf diets help symptoms of autism?

Does gfcf diets help symptoms of autism?

Diet: Diets generally have no effect on autism though some people think controlling and modulating diets do effect communication ...Read more

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What are the specific symptoms of autism?

What are the specific symptoms of autism?

Social Impairment: Autism spectrum disorder is a brain based developmental disorder that is characterized by an individual who has significant trouble with social functioning. They may have language impairments and frequently have difficulty with reading social cues. They tend to think very concretely in many ways. They can have a variety of behavioral difficulties from aggression to adhd. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of classic autism?

What are some symptoms of classic autism?

Core symptoms of: Autism are qualitative impairments for chronological age in social communication (both verbal & non-verbal) & reciprocal social interaction + repetitive stereotyped, non-functional movements &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest.. Firstsigns. Org has checklists to screen for developmental delays & autism in infants & toddlers. "red flags" for all ages are on www. Aap. Org's healthy child. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for autism? Do they vary?

What are the symptoms for autism? Do they vary?

DSM-V criteria for: Autistic spectrum disorder, which includes autism, Asperger syndrome & pdd-nos. Are specific observable behaviors that manifest as qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal social interaction for developmental age + stereotypies (repetitive, non-functional movements) &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Degree/ severity can vary. But underlying deficits are the same. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of autism change over time?

How do the symptoms of autism change over time?

Depends on child: Like all of us, children with autism continue to develop over time both physically and mentally. Puberty can have an especially profound effect--good or bad--both because of increased size and because of emerging cognitive skills. In general, aggressive behaviors grow less as children age into adults, but social interactions and language may actually diminish over time. ...Read more

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Can you develop autism as late as your teen years?

Can you develop autism as late as your teen years?

Autism: No. This is a developmental disorder that is apparent from birth and most easily assessed from 18-36 months. I have seen aspergers kids, teens, and adults go for years not being noticed for a variety of reasons. Here is aspergers overview. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins.
http://youtu. Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a teen with autism?

What are the characteristics of a teen with autism?

Autism: Impaired social interaction like withdrawn or unfriendly not talking a lot to peer group. Steriotyped and repetitive patterns of behavior sometimes mentally retarted with communication problems. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent way to improve symptoms of autism?

Is there a permanent way to improve symptoms of autism?

ABA, OT, SLT: The early start denver model, a comprehensive developmental behavioral intervention, begun at <30 mos. & continued for 2 yrs., shows improvement in iq, adaptive behavior & degree of autism. Early aba 25-40 hrs./wk can make great improvements in hfa & good improvement in kids with intellectual disability. Some of my patients who just tantrumed at 2-3 yrs. Are now in college & grad school. ...Read more

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What is the block center's approach to autism symptoms?

Unorthodox: Block center approach to autism runs against all research, evidence based interventions, & mainstream medicine. None of the recommendations are validated by experts in the field of autism. Parents of PDD are desperate for a treatment that will help their children. As a result they're susceptible to unproven treatments & approaches to pdd. Why is dr block posting this about her center? Advertising. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for autism and what are symptoms?

Genetics: The main cause of autism is thought to be genetic with environmental injury or toxin. Symptoms are language delay or loss, social incompetence, repetitive stylized behaviors or movements. The nimh has a great website for all things to do with ad. Http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/a-parents-guide-to-autism-spectrum-disorder/what-are-the-symptoms-of-asd. Shtml. ...Read more

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Can a teen seem normal and still have some kind of autism?

Yes: Aspergers disorder is considered a mild form of autism. People with asperger's disorder have poor social pragmatic skills. This may be mistaken for shyness. ...Read more

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What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

Interaction: A very young child will just not be as interactive and vocal as would be expected, may not make as much eye contact, and may be more fascinated by or attached to an object than would be usual, though not to the extent seen in children who are more affected. ...Read more

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Should all the symptoms of autism be present at the same age?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder begins before age, but many toddlers have deficits in social communication ; social reciprocity with less obvious stereotypies (non-functional, repetitive movements) ; they're too young to have narrow, restricted ateas of interest. Careful observation reveals repetitive, sensorimotor acts like banging ; dropping toys or lining up objects. The diagnosis requires deficits in all 3 areas. ...Read more

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Could you ever have all symptoms of autism and not have autism?

Not likely: Who has decided that all the symptoms are present but yet not made the diagnosis? A medical provider needs to be involved in this process. There are standard guidelines for making the diagnosis based on observed and reported behaviors and delays and is usually diagnosed at young age. Individuals with classic aspergers could get missed and not diagnosed till older. Need professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of autism in kids?

Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of autism in kids?

Autism: "several symptoms can be seen by 18 months of age, such as poor eye contact, trouble with pretend play and imitation, delayed communication skills and problems with "joint attention." joint attention occurs when a child points or otherwise tries to get someone to look at the same thing he is observing. Children with autism often don't point or show joint attention. Www. Autismweb. Com. More info is at the site. ...Read more

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Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read more

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Must all the symptoms of autism be present in order to make the diagnosis?

No: Only some of the criteria may be present, to make correct diagnosis please refer to the updated dsm version definition, available online, or consult a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how exactly is autism classified, and what are its symptoms?

Autism: "several symptoms can be seen by 18 months of age, such as poor eye contact, trouble with pretend play and imitation, delayed communication skills and problems with "joint attention." joint attention occurs when a child points or otherwise tries to get someone to look at the same thing he is observing. Children with autism often don't point or show joint attention. Www. Autismweb. Com. More info is at the site. It is now classified among the autism spectrum disorders. ...Read more

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Can domeone please ex plain autism to me. The symptoms and are there certain levels?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is a categorical diagnosis made when history ; clinical observations reveal qualitative impairments in age-appropriate social communication ; reciprocal social interactions plus narrow, restricted areas of interest or repetitive, stereotypical, non-functional movements. The level is based on the child's need for behavioral ; educational supports. See
autismspeaks. Org/what-autism. ...Read more

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My child has symptoms similar to those associated with autism, but it is something else?

My child has symptoms similar to those associated with autism, but it is something else?

Absolutely: There are a number of disorders that can superficially look like autism, especially in young children. These include language disorders, something called stereotypic movement disorder, simple shyness, intellectual disability (mental retardation), and deafness, to name a few. It can even include children who are developing perfectly normally, just at a different pace than others expect. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone cannot relate to others feelings could this be a symptom of autism?

Not exactly. People: With autistic spectrum disorder have lack of theory of mind. They don't understand that another person can have a different opinion or emotional reaction to a given situation than their own. Kids with a developmental age of 4 but no autistic symptoms understand false belief;e.g., "'if I close my eyes, momwill think that I'm asleep when she peeks in at naptime." if truly autistic, they don't fib. ...Read more

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Should one be looking for autism symptoms in add kids anyway, since there's no fix for the autism part?

Yes: Though there is no cure for autism, recognition can lead to appropriate treatment planning, behavioral management and the recruitment of resources that might be helpful in school. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Aspergers and autism?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for people who have qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocity + stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. ASD level 1 is diagnosed if a person with impaired Theory of Mind, face recognition, social reciprocity & social communication who has cognitive, adaptive & many areas of language skills in the normal range. ...Read more

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Is synesthesia a symptom of autism?

No: Synesthesia--the cross-over of one sense to another (touch to visual, e.g.) has been reported to be possibly more prevalent in high-functioning individuals with autism. However, there is no evidence to suggest that it is an underlying cause of autism itself. It may help to "explain" some savant abilities, although that remains to be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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