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Can You Detect Autism Before Birth
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
No firm association: The details on any link between brain injury at birth (anoxia or oxygen deprivation is most common) and autism or autism spectrum disorder is weak at best and probably largely describable as vague or controversial by most investigators. There is an article which claims a weak association in males only though. Here is the url http://www.Biomedcentral.Com/1471-2288/11/2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 30 year old has autism and has never talked since birth. Please lyell me the latest and effective treatment.
Start by making sure: That he has the funding & services he needs: ssi, medicaid, adult health & mental health services, exercise, etc i agree with a team evaluation at a specialty clinic, with neuropsychological testing, medical & neurological assessment, a genetic microarray & dna probe for fragile x (if never done), hearing & vision. Ipads are useful to teach non-verbal communication, but good therapists are key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother 19 yrs old has autism since birth. Lots of treatment done, no benefit.. Any new research in this field? Kindly advise..
Find the closest : Specialist on http://www.Autism-india.Org/afa_autisminindia.Html to assess your brother's current levels of cognitive, adaptive & social functioning & search for genetic or other medical causes of his unfortunate lack of progress. Comparative genomic hybridization & a dna probe for fragile x are the current genetic tests. Research on autism is done in calcutta & other large cities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any significance of head circumference 19 percentile at birth and 89 percentile at 8 years? Child does have level 1 autism diagnosis.
Is it possible to have missed a ds diagnosis at birth.. My daughter is 2 and has the signs physically and mentally but they are only looking at autism?
Possibly: Down syndrome is usually recognized easily by pediatricians & those working with the developmentally delayed. Features are usually distinctive. However, there are rare mosaic ds kids or kids with a variety of very tiny chromosomal defects that are not identified unless you look. High resolution chromosome studies can identify some less common causes of distinctive physical features. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yr son is impulsive, bit behind his age, hyper, n has like tics since birth n so onbrain tests seem normal not compatible w/ autism. What can it be?
Several things: Your son needs a thorough assessment of his development including cognitive, social, language, motor and adaptive skills. Some of the symptoms sound like adhd, though he is below the age most would diagnose him with this condition. Recommend to see a child neurologist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician who can request further evaluations such as physical and speech therapy if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm looking for a name of a birth defect similar to autism or ADHD but starting with the letter "n"?
Autistic Spectrum: Disorders & the 3 types of ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders. Each categorical diagnosis is made by specific criteria including history of a specific neurobehavioral pattern & presence of specific observable behaviors for which the etiology may be genetic/ other medical issues or unknown. Another neurodevelopmental disorder is Non-verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD). ...Read more
Late 30s couple ttc for 1st time. No family history of autism/downs & both fit & healthy. What is % of risk for autism/birth defects?
If you'll be 39 at : Delivery, the chance to have a child diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth is 1 in 137 (a little < 1%); the chance to have a child diagnosed with any chromosome abnormality (including down syndrome) at birth is 1 in 83 (slightly > 1%). Autism risks ? with paternal age, low maternal folate (folic acid) levels esp. At conception-10 wks. & some prenatal infections like rubella or flu. Ask your OB @ screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are some antiepileptic medications known to cause birth defects or autism in a 22 week pregnancy?
Antiepileptic: Yes, this is something you need to discuss with your ob. Monitoring can be done, to help determine if there are any anomalies.. Do not just stop the medication though, because seizures can cause a bigger problem for the fetus. ...Read more
No: no vidence for either.Get a more detailed answer ›
10 wks pregnant. Just got a flu.will it harm the baby? Read about autism , birth defects? What can I do at this point? Please help ! Stressed out !!
Things to ponder: You can do nothing at this point other than try to maintain a healthy diet, get proper rest & prepare for the work ahead. Every pregnancy has a 4% risk of some unexpected outcome, including all forms of birth defects, prematurity, infection, etc. Emerging data on autism suggest a curious change in genetic information present at conception, not induced by flu or other agents later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My risks if mother-n-law gave birth to a baby girl that died of heart valve problems/didn't develop properly? And husbands brother has autism, risks?
Moxibustion: I wanted to add a traditional chinese medicine option to the excellent ideas provided by dr. Collins & dr. Livingston. Moxibustion (heated mugworth)is applied to major acupuncture points to assist the baby in moving from a breech position to a head down position. This site explains: http://www.Pregnancy.Com.Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife has been having a pain in her lower back since birth of our son (8month) could this be due to epidural she used before birth to relieve pain?
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
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