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Doctor insights on: Children With Aspergers Syndrome Needing Constant Movement

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Can people with asperger's syndrome cry in physical pain more often?

Can people with asperger's syndrome cry in physical pain more often?

Intensely felt: Pain Intensity factors: stimuli (nociceptive qualities), alertness, meaning placed on pain, degree of general stress ( stress = challenges> abilities.) Some with Autism Spectrum have less sensitivity to same stimuli however most do not. Clearly asperger's is a challenge: increased stress, when associated with worry over pain's meaning, insomnia, mood probs, pain may be terrible. ...Read more

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Do kids with asperger's syndrome have problems with language?

Do kids with asperger's syndrome have problems with language?

Usually some: By definition, kids with asperger's disorder have relatively intact language ability. A child with more severe language problems would be diagnosed with a more severe autistic spectrum disorder. That being said, kids with asperger's often have difficulty maintaining "normal" conversations, regulating tone of voice, catching other people's social cues and body language, and understanding humor. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

Get expert help: Your son is very complex. So the meds will be too. But don't think of him as all these separate disorders. He really is 1 person w/ 1 complicated mental health dysfunction manifesting with symptoms of these various textbook diagnoses. I start with treatment of 1 problem, then move on to other issues. Each issue improved, makes the next problem easier to solve. He needs some success, and so do you. ...Read more

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Is palilalia more often related to tourette's or autism spectrum? My child has asd and multiple motor tics started palilalia 6+ months ago.

Is palilalia more often related to tourette's or autism spectrum?  My child has asd and multiple motor tics started palilalia 6+ months ago.

Statistics unavailab: Palilalia can occur in both. Reports would implicate tourette's as most common, but it has been reported in autism and asperger's. Formal comparative incidence studies appear to be unavailable at this time. Perhaps one of my colleagues in research will comment further. ...Read more

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Can an adult with asperger's syndrome ever be misdiagnosed with OCD instead?

Can an adult with asperger's syndrome ever be misdiagnosed with OCD instead?

Definitely: This happens less often now because of increased awareness of as. But, many teens and adults with as end up seeing doctors not because of the social problems but because of severe, impairing obsessions and repetitive behaviors. Those not familar with as well may focus just on those symptoms. Fortunately, the treatment is the same with or without as. ...Read more

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What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

Comparison: Personally speaking , there is no comparison. They are both special in their own ways. Both need lot of support and understanding. And sometimes they will surprise you with their normality! ...Read more

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What causes constent hand movement with some older patients?

What causes constent hand movement with some older patients?

Neurological issues: Different reason could cause peripheral tremors. More information is needed, and the patient needs to be evaluated to determine what will be the most adequate treatment. ...Read more

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Could people with aspergers syndrome have delayed muscle development?

See websites' info : www.myaspergerschild.com/2010/09/aspergers-children-and... Treato.Com/asperger%27s+disorder, developmental+delay/?A=... www.mayoclinic.com/health/aspergers-syndrome/ds00551/... Asperger's syndrome — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment for a disorder affecting communication, social skills. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Asperger's: Yes. Gross motor difficulties are common but not in all cases. Clay marzon, #1 surfer in the world is aspie. So it depends. Here is an overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?

Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?

Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetitive. But these patients may also have temperament problems that are not tic related. Best to discuss temperament and vocal tics with your doctor. ...Read more

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What kinds of tics will a child with tourette syndrome (ts) have?

Motor and vocal tics: Diagnostic criteria for tourette syndrome includes the presence of 2 or more motor tics and 1 or more vocal tics that start before the age of 21 and have been present for at least 12 months. The tics may come and go and may be simple or complex. There also should not be any medical cause for the tics. ...Read more

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Looking for doctor's dealing with intermittent explosive disorder in adults with downs' syndrome. Numerous meds./counseling-no help. Where can we go?

Looking for doctor's dealing with intermittent explosive disorder in adults with downs' syndrome. Numerous meds./counseling-no help. Where can we go?

Tough situation: My guess is that this will require a careful look at the overall health status, current meds, and neurological examination. Adults with ds do sometimes suffer gradual neurodegeneration, which can be manifest in dysfunctional behavior. But ied may just be the way a ds individual expresses frustration about something more mundane. Look for a neurologist with training in both peds and adult medicine. ...Read more

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Do children with autism disorder also often have problems with conduct disorder?

Do children with autism disorder also often have problems with conduct disorder?

No/yes: Autistic kids have major behavioral problems. But this is very different from conduct disorder. Autistic kids react according to their perception of the environment. They don't comprehend what others do. That isn't a conduct problem it's a comprehension problem. Treaments are available to help these symptoms. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

Combination approach: Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. ...Read more

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Is it common for people with asperger's syndrome to have severe social anxiety?

Aspergers: Yes, it is. Typically the fight or flight centers of the brain can be on heightened alert. Relaxation and cbt (cognitive behavioral treatment) can be helpful. Here is my overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Can children with charge syndrome have a normal life?

Can children with charge syndrome have a normal life?

Probably not : Poor linear growth is usually noted in infancy. Most patients shows some degree of mental deficiency and visual or auditory handicap. ...Read more

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How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

50%: About half of babies with down syndrome will have congenital heart disease. The majority will have atrioventricular septal defect, aka av canal or endocardial cushion defect. ...Read more

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How come immunity and fatigue disorders often coexist with asperger's syndrome?

How come immunity and fatigue disorders often coexist with asperger's syndrome?

One idea: Good question. "immune disorders" (hay fever, 100s of others) are common and people look for explanations. "fatigue disorder" sometimes (by no means always) occurs when a person is in a terribly frustrating life situation. Aspies are often baffled by those around them, and crave friendship yet are jerks without realizing it. The lack of anatomic pathology in aspies makes me doubt an immune cause. ...Read more

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Do adults with asperger's/autism "coo" and "flap" among other involuntary noises?

Do adults with asperger's/autism "coo" and "flap" among other involuntary noises?

They could: Depending on the severity of the autistic symptoms; including the degree of intellectual impairment and communication difficulties, even adult patients can continue with these classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more