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What role do pediatricians play in the diagnosis of autism?

What role do pediatricians play in the diagnosis of autism?

Big: Pediatricians are the front line doctors for children. They are often the ones who see the symptoms and make the diagnosis or the referral to a specialist. ...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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Can too much independent play be a sign of autism?

Can too much independent play be a sign of autism?

It depends...: Children need independent play to grow and develop the imagination. While children who have difficulty socially interacting with other children is concerning for autism, just because a child is playing alone don't worry too much. Shyness is real too. Discuss your concerns with your doctor so that he or she can assess "the big picture". ...Read more

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MY son 6 years old he is autism, he have an bad habit in which he always hold or play with his penis and he sweat while doing this, is it normal?

MY son 6 years old he is autism, he have an bad habit in which he always hold or play with his penis and he sweat while doing this, is it normal?

Normal behavior: For a 6-year-old. Just tell him not to do so in company & it is OK when he is the privacy of his own room. Same advice for boys of any age. ...Read more

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13 month old daughter has started banging head on floor when frustrated. Should i be worried about autism? She plays peek a boo & gives kisses/interac

13 month old daughter has started banging head on floor when frustrated. Should i be worried about autism? She plays peek a boo & gives kisses/interac

I wouldn't: Head banging is one of the many amplifications of crying used to get your attention. It works well with some and self perpetuates.If you monitor the fit with peripheral vision and wait until it stops before looking directly at or interacting with the kid, it will often stop.This is common in preverbal toddlers. Reward the kid with more attention after they stop a fit than during to end this. ...Read more

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14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

Prob Ok, but watch: These do not sound like major red flags, since the language and play seem fine. There are screening tools such as MChat and CARS, that can also screen. Does he interacts well with others, make good eye contact? Eat well? Sleep well? Have normal bowel movements? ...Read more

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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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How much weight would I loose if I played football?

How much weight would I loose if I played football?

It depends: Weight loss in any activity depends upon several variables. The intensity and frequency of workouts (practice and games) both play a large role and will increase the energy burned as both variables increase. Simply put, if you burn more energy than you take in, you will, on aggregate, lose weight. As your fitness and endurance improve, you will become leaner, stronger and feel better and lose less. ...Read more

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İ m playing football amouterly and my thumbnails pits 5 6 times in a year, what could be reason of that?

Pitting can be: A sign of a disease like psoriasis or habit related. Maybe you are rubbing it a certain way during a certain activity...Say when you play football etc.... ...Read more

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