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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Conduct disorder typically occurs in teens and refers to a persisten pattern of rule breaking with respects to rights of others and social norms. Behaviors can include aggression to people or animals, property distruction, stealing and lying, and other forms of rule-breaking such as running away or being truant. Behaviors have to be recurrent & persistant & cause ...Read more
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Not Common: Many of the difficulties associated with oppositional defiant disorder could be seen in a child with bipolar disorder. So, if a child truly has bipolar disorder, it will be best to explain the defiance and temper outbursts as part of the bipolar disorder, as opposed to using a separate diagnosis. When possible, it is always best to try to explain things with as few diagnoses as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?
About 1 in 16: 25% of children who have oppositional defiant disorder develop conduct disorder, and 25 to 40% of those children go on to develop antisocial personality disorder. According to loeber, r, et al (1985) journal of abnormal child psychology, 21, 377-410 and zocccolillo, m., et al (1992) psychological medicine, 22, 971-986. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rain trigger: Please specify what symptoms occur with rain and resubmit your question. ...Read more
How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?
Confusing: Borderline personality d/o is not at basis a mood disorder, but does have instability of moods/affects as well as sense of identity and relationships with others. They fluctuate between fears of abandonment and fears of intimacy, and are in general much more distressed than someone with asperger's. In asperger's the person misses social cues, and may not "get" why the borderline pd is upset. ...Read more
Do autistic people or people with aspergers have personality disorders or are they neurodivergent?
Who's counting?: "neurotics" are troubled. "personality disorder" people are troublesome. Cyclothymia's moods are cruel. The autism spectrum disorder folks are equally hard for the rest of the world to understand, & these individuals often suffer terribly. But a wisely-focused aspie who learns to be a diplomat becomes useful and likable. Not everything a pathologist or psychiatrist describes need be "disease". ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nature/nurture: There is a nature and nurture component in personality disorders such as conduct disorder, psychopathy/sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tourette: Yes, if rica involve motor activities like speech. ...Read more
Yes: There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism. Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Questionable: Although it would be hard to say with much accuracy yes or no on this one, i would lean towards no. Almost any job with children, unless it's in the service industry or an equivalent, requires empathy and emotional attunement. These attributes are two essential things kids need from those in charge of them, and that people with apdo lack. ...Read more
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
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
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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