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Autistic Spectrum Disorder In Adults
Asd: It might be possible if we knew your symptoms. Please resubmit your question so we can give you a proper answer. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
For suspected autistic spectrum disorder (HFA) in a 3 yr, which professional is better to see for evaluation - psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist?
If an adult was suspicious that they have an autism spectrum disorder; what's the way to get diagnosed?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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