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Doctor insights on: How To Get Child Diagnosed With Aspergers

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How to get diagnosed with aspergers?

How to get diagnosed with aspergers?

Find a therapist: Who specializes in aspergers. They will determine whether you have aspergers. The tv show parenthood has been dealing with an adult who has turned to therapy after realizing hat he has aspergers. It is very well done for a tv show. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get diagnosed with aspergers?

Can you tell me how to get diagnosed with aspergers?

By actually having: The illness and having the diagnosis confirmed by a psychologist or psychiatrist knowledgeable of the condition. ...Read more

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How can you connect with a child who has autism?

How can you connect with a child who has autism?

It depends: Focus on what you know are the child's preferences, likes, and wants. Maybe its a toy, activity, or snack--have the child gain access to that item when they engage with you. This will pair your interaction with something they already like---something reinforcing. Some great reading are the book written by drs. Patricia krantz and lynn mcclannahan. They have great strategies. ...Read more

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How do I get diagnosed with ADHD as adult?

How do I get diagnosed with ADHD as adult?

Ideal Option: Various other disorders can masquerade as adhd: adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely with symptoms of other disorders such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also it's possible to have adhd *and* one or more other disorders. If you want the best 4 yourself, i'd recommend getting a good psychological assessment. Ask around 4 psychs known 4 their psychological assessment skills. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get diagnosed with ADHD as an adult?

Can you suggest how to get diagnosed with ADHD as an adult?

Need evaluation: if you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a young child, it is unlikely to be adult ADHD. You should start with your doctor for a general check up. If nothering found,, a referral to a neuropsychologist would be warranted. ...Read more

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How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

Be Careful: Only a qualified professional such as a developmental pediatrician or a behavioral psychologist should after careful evaluation diagnose a child with asperger.In general they display behavioral rigidity, poor social interaction, understanding language in context, limited interests, repetitive behavior ie hand flapping, and normal or above average intelligence.Little professor is the common stereotype. ...Read more

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How do I cope with child cancer diagnosis?

How do I cope with child cancer diagnosis?

It's never easy: When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it makes people wonder how this can happen - how can someone so young get a disease so devastating. Rely on your support system - family members, friends, co-workers. For some the support of someone from the religious community or a social worker can often be helpful. The doctors and nurses taking care of the child may be able to get you into a support group. ...Read more

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How can a person diagnose himself with asperger's?

How can a person diagnose himself with asperger's?

You can't.: Diagnosing any of the so-called autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is not a good do-it-yourself project. Self-medication based on a presumed self-diagnosis can be disastrous. See a professional who specializes in that field and get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you treat a child with kleptomania?

How do you treat a child with kleptomania?

Therapy: If your child is just "taking a walk on the wild side" good discipline techniques work fine. However if he is pathologically stealing all the time, he needs play therapy. There is almost always a root cause, an instability or a feeling of inadequacy. Kleptomania is antisocial behavior, and can stem from bullying, instability at home, and a host of other social and psychological traumas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how adults with Asperger syndrome behave?

Can you tell me how adults with Asperger syndrome behave?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disoder in a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. . ...Read more

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How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your child´s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more

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If my child is diagnosed with depression, how will he be treated?

If my child is diagnosed with depression, how will he be treated?

See below:: Treatment may include psychotherapy either alone or in combination with antidepressant medication. Although opinions vary about which depression treatment should be tried first, a growing body of evidence indicates that the best approach for most children is a combination of both. ...Read more

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How can I deal with autistic child?

How can I deal with autistic child?

Autism: The autistic spectrum has many different presentations. Talk to your pediatrician, medications can help, in some cases, especially for the anxiety and meltdowns. There are also classes on how to work with these children. The school system will help, also. Special Ed teachers are specially trained. Try to keep to a schedule, change is very difficult. Get yourself some support, too. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with bipolar disorder?

How do you get diagnosed with bipolar disorder?

Complicated: BP symptoms include racing thoughts, grandiosity, mood swings, agitation & sleep probs. Many good meds (e.g., symbyax, (fluoxetine and olanzapine) lithium & depakote) are available to treat bp. Careful diagnosis is essential since BP and adhd often co-occur and share symptoms such as inattention, distractibility, sleep probs, impulsivity & risk taking. BP is also often misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. ...Read more

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How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

Adhd and aspergers: Adhd includes inattention, trouble focusing, hyperactivity, and impulse problems. Aspergers tends to be a social problem laden with anxieties. They can be comorbid. ...Read more

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How old do children have to be to get screened for adhd?

How old do children have to be to get screened for adhd?

Kindergarten: Most doctors are reluctant to screena nd treat children before age 5, especially boys who are generally less mature than girls at the same age. Between kindergarten and first grade many children who are restless and distractible will improve spontaneously, so always be flexible in approaching this issue at young ages. ...Read more

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