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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Help please! is autism spectrum disorder an actual disease or just a name of a group of disorders?

Help please! is autism spectrum disorder an actual disease or just a name of a group of disorders?

Group: This is a collection of different issues based on abnormal intellectual, communication or developmentall problems. It includes autism, asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental delay not otherwise defined.The classification is a needs based one rather than on origin.Classification allows schools and therapists to get appproval for the special therapy they require. ...Read more

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Is Sensory Processing Disorder real? Or just hype? Is an actual dx? Or just a symptom? Is it on the Autism Spectrum?

It's a real disorder: Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses. They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more

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My 18mo old does not want to respond to name, but responds to simple direction, is affectionate, says a few words & signs, social...Shld be evaluated?

My 18mo old does not want to respond to name, but responds to simple direction, is affectionate, says a few words & signs, social...Shld be evaluated?

Possibly: But would need far more information, since teen agers, even at 18 yrs. Can do strange things. If you think there are reasons to do so, it will never hurt to have them seen by a clinical psychologist and evaluated, but at 18 they are also considered adults and can obvious refuse your well intentioned efforts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit disorder at the same time?

Is it possible to have autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit disorder at the same time?

Yes and no: If you have autism that precludes giving you the DX of adhd, because if you have autism , pretty much would expect the symptoms of adhd to be present. ...Read more

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What else can it be apart from autism and hearing if a 2 year old's response to his name is poor and there is language delay.

Ped dev eval: Your child needs an evaluation by a developmental behavioral pediatrician or pediatric neurologist or speech language therapist. If hearing is definitely normal (s/he responds well to almost everything OTHER than his name), autism is a reasonable concern if other elements are present (poor eye contact, limited imaginative play, poor social engagement). Intellectual disability is an area of conce ...Read more

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Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem? Thanks

Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem?
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Conversion reaction: Globus hystericus is a conversion disorder which can include symptoms like problems swallowing, a sense of choking or suffocation, difficulty breathing, lack of speech and feeling like there is a lump in the throat. A hysterical reaction is an old term for a conversion disorder. Hysteria is now termed conversion reaction. ...Read more

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Help please! is ADHD a serious disorder or a flimsy and periodically normal pattern of behaviour?

Serious: True adhd is a serious disorder.3-5 times as many car accidents, more job changes and an increased divorce rate all are associations with uncontrolled adult adhd.The key is proper diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Does bipolar NOS usually require medical treatment or is it a very mild form of bipolar disorder that normally requires no medication?

Does  bipolar NOS usually require medical treatment or is it a very mild form of bipolar disorder that normally requires no medication?

No: I agree with Dr. Tansky's response indicating that the designation NOS has nothing to do with the seriousness of the illness and that medication may still be required. ...Read more

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Does a Highly a sensitive Person really exist because it seems to have similar symptoms of PTSD, depression , eating disorder. What's the difference ?

Does a Highly a sensitive Person really exist because it seems to have similar symptoms of PTSD, depression , eating disorder.  What's the difference ?

Can't answer in 400: You ask for similarities and differences for 3 big topics! Go to www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com or search on Google Scholar ...Read more

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Is a.A.D.D considered a legal disability? I have a.A.D.D. Adult attention deficit disorder and i want to know if this is considered a disability cause I have gone through quite a few jobs and well go through the typical mental problems that come along w

Is a.A.D.D considered a legal disability? I have a.A.D.D. Adult attention deficit disorder and i want to know if this is considered  a disability  cause I have gone through quite a few jobs and well go through the typical mental problems that come along w

The : The americans with disabilities act (ada) does not dictate what medical conditions constitute disabilities. It provides a general definition of disability that the person must meet. To receive social security disability or ssi disability benefits, an individual must be able to show that they are unable to work and earn gainful employment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosed as bipolar, then3 years later have different symptoms new diagnosis is major depressive disorder no mania present?

Is it possible to be diagnosed as bipolar, then3 years later have different symptoms new diagnosis is major depressive disorder no mania present?

Unlikely: Either the original diagnosis was wrong or the new one. By definition bipolar includes hypomania or mania. Decreased need for sleep, impulsive behavior, expansive mood, or even irritability are manic type symptoms. There are also mixed episodes in bipolar. Mdd is only depression. ...Read more

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How prevalent is seasonal affective disorder? What are the criteria for a SAD diagnosis? Is it treatable in some cases w/out antidepressants?

How prevalent is seasonal affective disorder? What are the criteria for a SAD diagnosis? Is it treatable in some cases w/out antidepressants?

SAD: SAD symptoms occur with change in season (often fall and winter) & can include carbohydrate craving, increased appetite with weight gain, low energy level, irritability, moodiness, sleeping more, heavy feeling in extremities, being overly sensitive to rejection and it can impact relationships. It is often treated withot use of antidepressants. In the US – 1 to 10% of adults experience SAD but ...Read more

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What is a autism multi disaplinary assesment in child who's 5 , does this lead to dignosis thanks?

What is a autism multi disaplinary assesment in child who's 5 , does this lead to dignosis thanks?

A multidisciplinary: Assessment might include input from providers such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, speech/ language pathologist, occupational therapist, social worker, special education specialist or a developmental specialist. Yes, the purpose is to make a diagnosis ; to help determine the child's needs. Take care. ...Read more

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How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

Minor autism: The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?

Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?

Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetitive. But these patients may also have temperament problems that are not tic related. Best to discuss temperament and vocal tics with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can delay in language also be a cause of poor response to name in a 2 year old. Hearing ok, social, no repetative behaviour, does pretend plays.

Can delay in language also be a cause of poor response to name in a 2 year old. Hearing ok, social, no repetative behaviour, does pretend plays.

Real concern...: ...it is imperative that you get your child examined by a behavioral/developmental pediatrician. No it is not normal an inadequate response to his/her name... ...Read more

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Is OCD a typical part of autism or can someone just have OCD and autism?

No: Each is a separate condition. However, many autistic people engage in repetitive acts. These often do not seem to be compulsive, however, in that rather than feeling like they must do them many autistic people enjoy the repetitions (even if those around them do not.). ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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