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How To Get A Diagnosis Of Aspergers
Autism in adults : Autism spectrum d/o can b diagnosed via clinical interview and a collaborative info from the family .There are assesment scales also used for that.It all depends what it's needed for. The treatment for depression anxiety or other issues for some autism does not need any rating scales.Contact a psychiatrist or psychologist good luck. ...Read more
Psychiatrist: By consulting a psychiatrist, and after thorough examination. ...Read more
Autism ADHD: Absolutely! make sure you have a good evaluation from a psychologist who understands autism and developmental disorders. Often with spectrum disorders, Intuniv and non stimulant treatments work better. Check with a good psychiatrist first. Here is my take on the spectrum http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Medicine Dr.: In order to properly diagnose a sleep disorder, one should see a sleep medicine doctor. Usually, an overnight "sleep study" needs to be done (usually painless, and involves little wires glued onto one's scalp to measure the brain rhythms, while one sleeps under video monitoring). There are many types of sleep disorders, with various treatments. Children also get sleep disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which type of doctors would e the best to go to to get a proper diagnosis of if I am bipolar i or have schizoaffective disorder?
A clinical: psychologist can diagnose and treat depression. There are several types. Some resolve as we adjust to changes in life, others need professional help. Feeling Good is a helpful book by David Burns but professional help is needed for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No real cure: Asperger's disorder (ad) is a type of autism that mainly affects social connectedness and also presents with odd or unusual interests. Typically, those with ad have normal to high iq's. The best established approach is to use their intelligence to "learn" how to interact with others and to control their behaviors so they don't stand out. A number of centers specialize in this type of work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How would you go about getting an autism diagnosis for a young adult? Is there any benefit to get a diagnosis?
Find an expert: In most areas, it would be highly unusual for someone with autism to make it to adulthood without having been diagnosed, but it still happens. Evidence suggests autism manifests between birth and age 21/2 or so. There is no specific treatment for it; but, knowing what the trouble is may help. Also, am autism diagnosis might give eligibility to programs & services restricted to that diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At a psychiatrist : You should get an appointment for a psychiatric evaluation. That is how you get the diagnosis. ...Read more
If you have both. : yes. Autistic Spectrum Disorder presents as regression in language & behavior between ages 3-7 years in kids with DS & mild-moderate Intellectual Disability. The child must be evaluated for hearing loss, also common in DS. The closest Developmental/Behavioral Pediatricians near you are in Bangor. See www.healthgrades.com/pediatric-developmental-behavioral-health-directory/me-maine/bangor. ...Read more
There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have no desire to change. ...Read more
Proper?: The Clinical Psychologist should be experienced in personality disorders. They'll possibly use some tests and interview about life all the way back. They might benefit from seeing creative work. Many personality qualities don't emerge early in relationships so it can take time. These are NOT diseases! They are styles of being. So the term Dx is a bit misleading to many. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What is the criteria for a tonsillectomy? How many episodes of strep throat does a child need to get them out?
Awareness: Anxiety develops when we lose awareness of our thought and feelings. Before we realize what's happened, our body is responding to a situation with high anxiety and we don't know why. Mindfulness based stress reduction this can help slow your thoughts and bring you back to the present moment in a peaceful way. I recommend the book the mindful way through anxiety by susan orsillo. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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