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What is maladaptive daydreaming disorder?

What is maladaptive daydreaming disorder?

Excessive daydream: It's classified as excessively daydreaming to a point where it takes up most of one's day compared to an addiction; the daydreaming is often elaborate like a movie or novel;some people may lie in bed for hours daydreaming, neglecting things like showers, eating and other daily activities; often triggered by movies, video games, movies, and other media; repetitive movements are common; know reality ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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


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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. ...Read more

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Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Either or neither: Impulsvie behavior by itself is indicative of neither.Severerity of problem, length of symptoms and other coexisting factors will contribute to the underlhying diagnosis.If symptoms are severe seek professional help. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

What is pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

What is  pervasive developmental disorder?

A form of autism: Pervasive developmental disorders are now referred to as one classification: autism spectrum disorder. This is a disorder that affects an individual's ability to function well in social situations. This includes trouble with conversation, making and keeping friends, and reading social cues. It can be accompanied by a variety of other behaviors. ...Read more

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Is autism a developmental disorder?

Is autism a developmental disorder?

Yes: Most parents are concerned by 18 months and most children are seen by age 2. ...Read more

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Is autism misunderstood?

By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in different degrees in different people. From my perspective, some with partial symptoms, not enough for a formal diagnosis, still can benefit from treatment to improve. ...Read more

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What is inattentive adhd?

What is inattentive adhd?

A type of ADHD: It is a type of adhd that is manifested predominantly by inattention and not by hyperactivity-impulsivity during the most recent six-month period. ...Read more

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Is there autism that isn't psychological?

Is there autism that isn't psychological?

Complex issue: Autism is in the eye of the beholder. Children with genetic and developmental disorders can have autistic features. Normal children can show autistic behaviors in specific situations. Autistic behavior may develop following brain damage from infection, trauma, drug toxicity, effects of cancer, etc. Autistic behavior may develop from severe emotional stress. ...Read more

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Is there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic?

Is there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic?

Yes, by numbers: A recent report from the centers for disease control (cdc) estimated ASD at 1 in 88 live births, the highest estimate yet. This contrasts with estimates from 20 years ago of 5-10 in 10, 000. What is unclear is why this has changed so much. Some believe it mostly is because of changing definitions and increased recognition of the problem; others insist it is a true change. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Is sign language effective for nonverbal autistic children?

Sometimes: Each child with a diagnosis of autism is truly different from others. Some will respond well and vunderstand signing, others will not. Certainly worth a try. ...Read more

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What is a nonverbal learning disability?

What is a nonverbal learning disability?

Rt. hemisphere weak: Non verbal learning disability refers to weakness of skills mediated by right hemisphere of the brain. These include organization and executive function skills. People with NVLD are more dependent on left hemisphere skillls, which are language based, tend to be literal in their use of language, tend to be rigid thinkers. ...Read more

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Is autism overdiagnosed?

Is autism overdiagnosed?

It can be: I have several kids in my practice that carried the ASD (autism spectrum disorder) label while young were really just late talkers and have gone on to function well. Part of the difficulty is created by the lack of a definitive test (like a broken leg on x ray) and the need schools have to label a child in some way to justify the special tutoring or instruction they receive. ...Read more

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Is ADHD related to autism?

Is ADHD related to autism?

No: They are both neurobiologic disorders, but of different genetics, inheritance, causation (probably) & severity. Different brain areas are involved in these conditions. But autistic kids can have add, which makes managing their ad more difficult. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder, what is this?

Pervasive developmental disorder, what is this?

It is an out-dated : term for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, which are now " lumped" under one diagnosis in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual V as Autistic Spectrum Disorder Levels I, II & III, depending on severity. ASD subsumes Asperger Syndrome & PDD-Not Otherwise Specified. Rett Syndrome & Childhood Disintegrative Disorder are no longer included because they differ in cause & clinical course. ...Read more

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What is narcissistic behavior?

What is narcissistic behavior?

Never satisfied: Needy and demanding, no matter how much love or attention they get, they feel they deserve more. Can be charming if convenient for them. Arrogant and out of touch with reality. In the rare moments of reality check, they behave like victims. Envious, they feel they deserve special love and privileges. Angry at the loved ones because they are not giving them enough. Don't care about others feeling. ...Read more

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Is ADHD a mental impairment?

Is ADHD a mental impairment?

It is a functional i: To get any "diagnosis " there needs to be functional impairment , if there is no impairmant then it does not warrant a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is ADHD considered mental impairment?

Is ADHD considered mental impairment?

Not really: One criterion for all mental disorders is that the symptoms cause impairment. That is not the same thing as saying someone is mentally impaired. Children, adolescents, and adults with adhd have various behaviors that can be quite disruptive to their lives and the lives of others, but their thinking processes are not affected, so they would not be called mentally impaired. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nonverbal learning disorder?

What exactly is a nonverbal learning disorder?

Visual spatial realm: Non-verbal learning disorder is similar to visual perceptual disability. The problem is dealing with visual/spatial ordering, organization, problem solving, comprehension, sequencing or attention. Being unable to understand things in space and time, but having no problem in language (or verbal) based processing. Certain conditions have this as prime symptom such as turner's syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more