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Is Autism Physically Limiting
Over-exertion is bad: Marfan syndrome persons should avoid contact sports. If symptoms are on the moderate to severe side, they can participate in non-contact, non-strenguous activities such as golf, bowling, walking, yoga, or tai-chi. If mild to moderate in severity, they can try non-contact, moderately strenguous activities such as biking or swimming. The national marfan foundation website is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Is it true that masturbating less (for adult males) helps you be more mentally focused and driven?
Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?
Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that there is a correlation between poorly attached children and obessive complusive behavior?
Definition: If you want to limit intelligence to an IQ score, you can find people with all different intelligence levels who could be considered essentially happy and functioning within normal ranges, which is much more along the lines of how mental heal is defined. Think of them as largely separate issues. ...Read more
No, but Autistic : Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & Intellectual Disability (ID) often co-exist. ID= having an IQ< 70 with commensurately low adaptive skills before age 18. ASD = qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocity + stereotypical movements &/or vocalizations or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Prognosis in ASD depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. ...Read more
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is a categorical diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder. A Chromosomal Microarray may reveal the etiology or cause of your ASD. Neuropsychological testing may reveal that you have a functional disability from your core symptoms of ASD &/or from comorbid psychiatric disorders, making you eligible for SSI & Medicaid funding & Vocational Rehabilitation services. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In physically & mentally fit person hypersexuality ( irrespective of age) is normal phenomrnon or can we label it as addiction ?
Valuable: Would encourage all English speaking Americans to learn another language, such as the Europeans do. Brain can be considered like a muscle, and any additional intellectual activity can reinforce analytical functions. ...Read more
Is cerebral palsy an illness that effects people only physically or does it also affect the person psychologically?
Mostly both: CP is quite variable. Some may never know they have it & only be identified on a thorough neurologic exam. Some are so bad they are severely impaired. It is also sometimes associated wit seizure disorders, speech & language problems, learning issues etc. Those with minimal impairment likely do fine emotionally while those with more are likely to be impacted emotionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: Lacking either one will make you, and perhaps those around you, miserable. Almost everyone desires physical health, but part of what makes mental illness so treacherous is that many of these unfortunates do not want to become able to love, work, and play effectively, especially while the disease is controlling them. ...Read more
Yours or someone: else's autism? Autism is a general condition that can be mild or quite severe. It is characterized by marked decreases in social skills, emotional intelligence, etc. and marked increases in "odd" behaviors--withdrawal, hyper-focusing on subjects, events, things--to the exclusion of others. Here's a starting reference: http://www.autism.com/pro_research ...Read more
Depends: If patient is hospitalsied and pose the risk to itsself - as pull tubes, lines, fall.. than someitme physical restrain may be needed.It is last resort but necessary at times. Least restrictive is " 4 point " restrian whic s is soft restrain around wrist and ankles. " SOMA" bed is priotected with mesch preventing falls.Medication for anxiety and antipsychotic are sometimes used in conjucntion. ...Read more
Is laziness (e.G., always taking the path of least resistance) in a child an inborn, temperamental trait or a learned behavior? Kids are 5, 6, and 7.
Bored: The kids may be bored. Provide more stimulating activities for them. Get them involved in things you are doing. Kids learn by example. ...Read more
Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?
Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more
None. Both are lay : terms for Intellectual Disability (iD). ID is defined as having a measured IQ< 70 with concomitantly low scores in pragmatic, social & self-help adaptive skills before age 18. The level of these skills can fall in the mild, moderate, severe or profound range. Developmental Pediatricians search for the interaction of genetic, biological & environmental factors contributing to an individual's ID. ...Read more
Is self harm considered a mental illness/disorder? why/why not. if it is what category would it be example, disorder of stress?
Self Harm- NAMI: According to the National Association on Mental Illness, self harm is not a mental illness but a sign of emotional distress-a behavior that shows a need for better coping skills. It is also prevalent in people who have gone through a lot of abuse. The goal: therapy to develop enduring adaptive coping skills. https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Self-harm ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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