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High Functioning Autism Mood Disorder Adult Nocturnal Enuresis
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How effective is the gaps diet for young adults with high functioning autism? Are there any contraindications to its usage?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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