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Doctor insights on: High Functioning Autism Mood Disorder Adult Nocturnal Enuresis

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Can autism, mild or not, cause incontinence like bedwetting?

Can autism, mild or not, cause incontinence like bedwetting?

A Urine Problem....: The simple answer is that is it not likely. It is important to work up the person like anyone else. Incontinence can be a behavioral problem which can be indirectly related to high functioning autism. This requires a detailed psychosocial history. If all tests of the urine and bladder and kidneys are normal seeing a urologist for more detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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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What is the difference between asperger’s disorder and high functioning autism?

What is the difference between asperger’s disorder and high functioning autism?

Probably Not Much: To my knowledge, these are expressions for the same condition. Aspergers is now part of what is called the autistic spectrum, a range of conditions sharing characteristic of autism, but with different levels of severity. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about high functioning autism spectrum disorders?

What can you tell me about high functioning autism spectrum disorders?

Overall IQ > 70: Kids with hfa have low language abilities & learn best from what they see & touch. Non-verbal iq >90. May have increased random, purposeless, motor activity & stereotypies (e.g., spinning, pacing), look at objects from odd angles, over- or under-react to smell, taste, touch, visual or auditory stimuli. May work dvd players/ computers above age level. Often have good response to behavior therapy. ...Read more

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What to tell me about PDD and high functioning autism spectrum disorders?

Can be similar: Autism, aspergers ( often called high functioning autism) and pdd- nos are all considered autism spectrum disorders and fall under the pervasive developmental delay category. Stereotypically as you move from classic autism to hfa you see an increase in the level of communication, decrease in stereotypic movements and sensory dysfunction and increased ability to be self sufficient and interact. ...Read more

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What are PDD and high functioning autism spectrum disorders?

Autism spectrum dis: These are all terms used to describe, what is now, a single classification called autism spectrum disorder. This is a developmental brain disorder that affects a person's ability to relate to other people and the world around them in a typical fashion. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has high functioning autism. I read weighted blankets may help kids with this disorder. What exactly would they help him with?

Help relax and sleep: People with autism or asperger's syndrome often feel more comfortable with additional weight pressing against them. This can help them relax and sleep better at night. According to the autism speaks website, some insurance companies will even cover the cost of these if the claim is filled out properly. See: http://www.Autismspeaks.Org/family-services/resource-library/sensory-tools-products. ...Read more

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What are the known causes for adult primary nocturnal enuresis?

What are the known causes for adult primary nocturnal enuresis?

Genetic or hormonal: Are known causes. Increased incidence of primary enuresis in children of bedwetters & is 20-25% if 1 parent & >70% if both parents had pne. Many studies from denmark have shown an abnormal circadian rhythm for antidiuretic hormone in many bedwetters. ADH (vasopressin) cntrols reabsorbtion of filtered water within the kidney. Low ADH (vasopressin) means less filtered water is reabsorbed & increased nocturnal urine production. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal enuresis a type of obsessive compulsion disorder?

No: Nocturnal enuresis is not a purposeful behavior. It is not under the control of the person that has it. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some drugs for nocturnal enuresis in adults?

I was wondering what are some drugs for nocturnal enuresis in adults?

Two: Desmopressin (ddavp) and oxybutinin are the two mentioned for adult nocturnal enuresis. First i would see your doctor and make sure it is not being caused by some problem that can be corrected... ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more