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Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combination of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve ...Read more
Yes but...: A person with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders can feel romantic notions like any body eles but the level of emotional energy required to maintain a relationship can be exhausting for them and they have to work harder on their ability to continue to show emotions and communicate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None, Zero, NADA: Drinking alcohol while on Lexapro is not recommended. Alcohol could aggravate depression and anxiety (common reasons for prescribing lexapro). Also the combination of alcohol and a cns-active agent is unpredictable and potentially very sedating. Please don't use alcohol at all while on lexapro. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very much so: We all have stuff wrong with us, yet, any certain condition or disability does not have to define us. A person may be depressed, but they don't have to be a depressed person. We need to be careful to define each and everyone of us as first just people, humans. With human problems. A medical condition or disorder is only one part of a whole person. Let's be careful not to pre-judge anyone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was switched to generic Lexapro a while back and had a terrible time with it. Back on original lex now but can't hardly afford it. Is there any other meds that would be comparable to lexapro?
Try another generic: Not all generics are alike-there are different manufacturers like teva, torrent etc. You might be fine on another escitalopram. Also the 5, 10 and 20mg tabs are all priced the same. So if you are on 10mg you can get 2 months for the price of one by splitting pills. Citalopram (celexa) works about the same for about half ot my patients but may have more side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do all people people with aspergers syndrome have to have a specific routine that they have to stick too?
This is more common: amongst Aspergers people, but not a sine qua non. Aspergers folks tend to get way more into less and less subjects and activities, usually to the relative exclusion of social interactions. On the surface this may look like over-routinization, but could be that they are compensating their anxiety about social contacts. Sticking to a routine also lowers anxiety (establishes certainty, etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A type of Autism: The term "asperger's disorder" was coined to identify individuals with good intellectual function and relatively normal language who still had poor social skills and odd or unusual behaviors. Because subsequent studies have shown that it has few differences from autistic individuals with similar iqs, the term my disappear in the next diagnostic manual to become part of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As safe as most: Lexapro, an antidepressant & anti-anxiety medication, makes more serotonin available in the brain. Side effects (se's) include GI problems, appetite changes, dizziness, headaches, sexual problems & sleep problems. Most se's are short-term & tolerable, esp. If anticipated. More serious se's are allergic reactions, cardiac changes & odd behaviors. Take it long enough to give it a chance to work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asperger's syndrome is 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
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