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Not otherwise specified, as in diagnoses where there's symptoms of more than one disorder, for ...Read more


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I'm wondering why are so many children being diagnosed with autism?

I'm wondering why are so many children being diagnosed with autism?

Better screens: One of the reasons is for sure the increasing awareness of it (thanks to the media mainly) and improvement of the diagnostic screenings in schools, hospitals etc. So, at least in part, is about finding it more effectively which gives us the impression that it became more prevalent. ...Read more

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Do autistic people or people with aspergers have personality disorders or are they neurodivergent?

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

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What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?

What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?

No relationship.: "gifted" refers to performance on standardized IQ testing, which is designed so that "average" is an IQ of 100 and, depending on your definition, 1 to 3.5 percent are in the highly superior range. Individuals with adhd, on average, are not more likely to be intellectually gifted than those without adhd. But, when matched for iq, those with adhd may perform less well. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people with borderline personality disorder often drawn to "helping" professions?

I don't think it's : I don't think it's true. My guess is that they are represented in helping profession in a similar percentage to the existence in the population. I also think they would be less drawn to the helping professions. ...Read more

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People has learning disabilities who thoses do not have epilepsy and others do have epilepsy what's the difference?

People has learning disabilities who thoses do not have epilepsy and others do have epilepsy what's the difference?

Epilepsy & learning: For some children, seizures interfere with attention, which makes it difficult for them to learn. Normally this occurs with childhood absence seizures. They may appear so subtle they are not noticed. There are many other causes of difficulty with learning, One must not assume seizures are the cause. Teachers may recognize some of the causes of learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Do people with multiple personality disorder know that they are suffering from it?

Do people with multiple personality disorder know that they are suffering from it?

In some ways: The central or personality or "alter" may be aware of the others, but some of the others may be unaware of the rest. All parts probably experience some suffering, but may not perceive the problem as one of "multiple personality" [actually now known as dissociative identity disorder]. Therefore, the answer to your question depends on which alter is in charge when you speak with the person. ...Read more

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How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Not sure: This varies from state to state. In ct there is a continuum of services. There is less reliance on group homes and more assisted living arrangements with teams of support people helping clients in various independent living situations. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people with aspergers such easy targets for bullying?

I'm wondering why are people with aspergers such easy targets for bullying?

This may help: We don't know the cause, and the only real treatment is to learn new behaviors. The cruelest thing about the syndrome is that the person is often a jerk without realizing it. This does not excuse bullying, but learning to be a diplomat can help. Aspies often excel at academics, and being humble, good-humored & helping others will help as well. Get a sport requiring little coordination & speech rx. ...Read more

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How many people in the u.S. Are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

How many people in the u.S. Are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

Fairly common: Estimates are 8% in males and 5% in females in the us as lifetime prevalence. Since this tends to be a chronic disorders, especially if untreated, that translates pretty closely into you haveing about a 5-8% chance of running into (or being) someone with npd. ...Read more

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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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How are aspergers and autism different?

Autism spectrum D/O: Aspergers is one of the autism spectrum disorders. Children with aspergers are higher functioning than children with pervasive developmental disorder or full blown autism. ...Read more

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Why do so many children get diagnosed with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, or adhd?

Trendy, w/ a reason: Med diagnoses often are fed by trends. The trend often starts however w/ a large unmet need- such as too many kids struggling in our society. Then we find we actually can do something about it- there are excellent meds, approaches, treatments now that can make a difference. So people seek care & drs diagnose in order to provide treatment. Plus, the definitions for these conditions have broadened. ...Read more

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How come autistic people have such sensitive hearing?

Sensory issues: Many people with autism also have difficulty dealing with different sensory inputs. The most common of these problems is sensitivity to loud noises. They can also be sensitive to crowds, lights, different kinds of clothing fabrics, etc. They can easily become overstimulated. This can often be helped with sensory integration training provided by qualified occupational therapists. ...Read more

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How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

Autistic Spectrum -: Disorder & ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, each with its own neurobehavioral profile determined by history & specific observable behaviors. They are categorical diagnoses, not etiologic diagnoses that explain the genetic or other medical condition that causes the symptoms in a individual. 40-70% of children & teens with ASD also have ADHD & require multi-modal treatment for both. ...Read more

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Are there similarities in sensory/perception between ptsd and high functioning autism? Like how you understand other people?

One thought: Atlhough two very different conditions, one thing which is similar is that in both- it is difficult to screen out sensory stimuli. ...Read more

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About how many young people have body dysmorphic disorder?

About how many young people have body dysmorphic disorder?

Relatively low: It depends a bit on where you choose to call something a disorder, since nearly all of us have some body part or other that we dislike perhaps more than is warranted. However, surveys done in community samples suggest that the prevalence is roughly 1%. ...Read more

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How are kids vs adults diagnosed with autism?

Same way: The autism diagnostic observation scales are geared at different age levels, pre-verbal & verbal. Cognition ( intellect), processing of verbal & non/verbal information, language comprehension & expressive non-verbal & verbal social communication, reciprocal social interaction, & presence of stereotypies or narrow, restricted areas of interest are all tested. Social understanding @ 6 & >up by tops. ...Read more

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What number of people who suffer coprolalia,copropraxi and coprographia combined do not have tourettes?

What number of people who suffer coprolalia,copropraxi and coprographia combined do not have tourettes?

Dunno the number: but they may occur rarely in other neurological disorders, as when certain areas of the brain are damaged by a "stroke", encephalitis, or trauma or in Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, dementia or obsessive–compulsive disorder without tics. Anecdotally, I have seen similar behaviors in a few children with either Juvenile-Onset Bipolar Disorder with Hypersexuality or Child Maltreatment Syndrome- Molest. ...Read more

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How many people re diagnosed with typhus?

Depends on the type: Epidemic typhus occurs sporadically in times of war, famine or rebellion but is not seen as much any more. Outbreaks have occurred in burundi and several other areas of africa. Endemic (murine) typhus is found in many areas of the world including the usa and northern india. There is currently an outbreak in the los angeles area. ...Read more