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Doctor insights on: Autistic Spectrum Disorder And Neurosensory Integration Disorder

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Is it possible that I have an autistic spectrum disorder?

Is it possible that I have an autistic spectrum disorder?

Asd: It might be possible if we knew your symptoms. Please resubmit your question so we can give you a proper answer.

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


Dr. Edward Kuhnley Dr. Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
41 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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What's the primary cause for autism or autistic spectrum disorder?

What's the primary cause for autism or autistic spectrum disorder?

Cause Unknown: Risk factors include genetics, pre-/perinatal factors, neuroanatomical abnormalities, & environmental factors. No single gene can account for autism. There seems to be multiple genes involved. Possibly maternal gestational diabetes, maternal/paternal age over 30, bleeding after first trimester, use of prescription medication during pregnancy, & meconium in the amniotic fluid but not conclusive.

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Autistic spectrum disorder the same as replace pervasive developmental disorder?

Autistic spectrum disorder the same as replace pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is hand flapping/kicking legs and hitting out when over-excited normal for an adult without autistic spectrum disorder?

Is hand flapping/kicking legs and hitting out when over-excited normal for an adult without autistic spectrum disorder?

NO: Obviously this is not "normal" behavior for any adult. There may be other psychiatric issues causing this but autistic spectrum disorder seems the most likely cause by far. Kids on the autistic spectrum tend to turn into adults on the spectrum, though often symptoms can become less severe over time, especially with proper treatment, which can include dietary changes, supplements and homeopathy.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? My now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. However when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? My now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. However when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi,: Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care.

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Dr. Ernest Bordini Dr. Bordini
Clinical Psychology
28 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What is autism disorder in children or the spectrum?

What is autism disorder in children or the spectrum?

DSM-V changes: In dsm-iv, the current classification system, autism refers to a severe disorder usually evident in early childhood, whereas autism spectrum disorder involves an evolution of a range fo disorders autism, aspergers, and pdd as well as a less frequent disorder into a concepr of varying severrity of autism spectrum disorder in dsm-v. See http://cpancf. Com/autismspectrumdisorder. Asp i.

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Dr. Neeta Jain Dr. Jain
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
LLRM Medical College
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How long does it normally take a pediatrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?

How long does it normally take a pediatrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?

Autism: Generally a pediatrician can pick subtle signs of autism very early. By 18 mo. There are obvious signs because by them they start communicating verbally. By then it is time for them to be referred to a developmental pediatrician.

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook Dr. Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What can you tell me about autistic spectrum disorders?

What can you tell me about autistic spectrum disorders?

There is a: Wide range of expression of autistic spectrum disorders but the common theme in all is relative weakness in social and language skills compared to overall ability. It is not possible to cover the full spectrum in 400 words but the following links have great information. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/autism-spectrum-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20021148http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index. Shtml

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How long is it supposed to it normally take a peaditrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?

Variation: The diagnosis depends upon severity of the problem. We have made the diagnosis as early as 6 mos old. But 12-18 months old is more normal. And remember also that there are no blood tests or imaging studies for diagnosis. Observation and standardized questionaires are what is used.

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Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What are autism spectrum disorders?

What are autism spectrum disorders?

Latest umbrella term: For decades, the broad term for disorders like autism has been pervasive developmental disorder (pdd). It included autism, asperger's disorders, and several other seemingly related disorders. For the past 10 years of so, ASD has become increasingly popular and probably will be the new umbrella term for autism and related disorders in the new diagnostic manual due out in a year or so.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What's a autism spectrum disorder?

Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays.

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Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What sort of problem is an autism spectrum disorder?

Biologic disorder: What is now being called ASD is a cluster of disorders that have in common major disruption typically from a very early age in the development of social interactions, communication, and behaviors. The cause (s) remain unknown. The core feature is a markedly diminised to absent ability to socially connect with others. Language is absent or odd, as are some behaviors.

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Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is there any medication for autism spectrum disorder?

No, but individuals: With ASD have varied symtoms and medicaions may be useful intreating specific symtpoms, such as hyperactivity or anxiety or aggression with medicaions that are used with other primary disorders, such as anxiety disorder or ADHD. Consultation with a specialist is a medical center may be helpful.

Dr. Pamela Lindor Dr. Lindor
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What are classic symptoms of autism spectrum disorder?

Varies: Autism disorders occur on a spectrum from fairly mild impairment to very severe. Patients with ASD have problems with social interaction, communication, processing sensory information and intellectual disabilities. For a complete list and more explanation look at the cdc site. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/autism/signs. Html.

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is it ok to marry a man with an autism spectrum disorder?

Depends: "it depends if he wants to marry you." there are so many variables that are unknown in any marriage. Autistic people can have happy productive lives with a partner. Make sure you communicate and have realistic expectations about the future. There are adult support groups for adults with autism.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could any expert explain autism spectrum disorder? Thanks!

Could any expert explain autism spectrum disorder? Thanks!

Why do you ask?: You'll need to decide for yourself whether we need to medicalize / give special names to natural human variability. Perhaps the real question is, "How can we help a youngster / young adult who is perhaps shy, clumsy, socially awkward, better at strength / endurance sports than team / coordination sports, quiet, really good at science / math, narrow-focused to be HAPPY and SUCCESSFUL?

Dr. Mika Hiramatsu Dr. Hiramatsu
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Can you predict if your child has autism spectrum disorder?

Sometimes: 3 characteristics of normal young babies have been found to be a good screen for autism: 1) baby looks at your face, 2) shared smile at 2 months, 3) frequency of vocalization. If these are not present, a parent should be concerned.

Dr. Jeff Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
18 years in practice
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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What help is there for adults with autism spectrum disorders?

What help is there for adults with autism spectrum disorders?

See below: There are effective treatments. Applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases medication may help for severe aggression, hyperactivity, or even with repetitive behaviors. Risperdal is actually an fda approved medication to treat autism.

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Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder for adults?

What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder for adults?

Autism in adults: Adults have difficulty maintaining work or social relations ships as they cannot stay focused. Some jos that involve no interpersonal skills are greatly performed.