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Child Wont Look Up Or Make Eye Contact
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Is "avoiding eye contact" a sure sign of autism? Or could it be a normal thing for 1.5 years child?
Could be normal: As they say, there are no "pathognomic signs" -- nothing which definitively establishes that a person has this or that disorder. So it could be normal; it could be not normal but not autism; or it could conceivably be autism. However, it would be unwise to be concerned that avoiding eye contact alone, as an isolated feature, points to autism, when it may be, as you suggest, nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When mature: Except in special cases when a contact lenses is needed for visual reasons in the very young, the basic rule for time to wear contacts is maturity. The child must be old enough to totally take care of the lense, insertion, removal, cleaning, keeping to schedule without the need for parental involvement. Typically this is about age 12 for girls and 14 for boys. ...Read more
My child 5 yrs old, often has a slight fever for a few days and during this time, sleep is disturbed, eye contact reduced and angry behaviour. Why?
My baby inhaled cannabis smoke when she was 5 months old and now she is 4 and can't say a word or make eye contact. Could it be the cannabis effect?
No: No, at least not the way the question is phrased. If your baby used cannabis regularly there maybe some causation, but if we are talking about one incident of inhaling a small amount of cannabis smoke second hand, this would not cause significant permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be many things: Making eye contact opens a person up and that makes some people uncomfortable. There are endless possibilities why so guessing is not a good idea. The best way to find out is to ask but ask in a way that is not accusatory. Since the word "refuses" is used i wonder if you are frustrated that the patient is not listening to you. Ask the patient if they know they are not making eye contact with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I find it really hard to keep eye contact and find in a conversation I end up looking away from them for most of it is this normal?
Common: There is a kind of intimacy from direct gaze and it is normal to avert the glance at times. If you completely look away this might be interpreted as a lack of attention. ...Read more
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