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Is it possible to lose an autism diagnosis?

Is it possible to lose an autism diagnosis?

Overcome - disprove: Autism is a label. For some it can be a diagnosis, and for others just a description of strong behavior. Many become labeled as autism as a child, but as they mature, they outgrow or overcome the autism behavior. They can then disprove the "diagnosis". ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Can i go to the army even after autism diagnosis?

Autism: Although I do not see Autism specifically listed under list of mental health disqualifying conditions, the following applies: "Current or history of other mental disorders (all 290–319 not listed above) that in the opinion of the civilian or military provider will interfere with, or prevent satisfactory performance of military duty, are disqualifying." See: ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to overturn my autism diagnosis?

If dx is incorrect: Speak to your doctor first, if you feel the diagnosis is incorrect. The diagnosis is often incorrect and your interest in having it corrected suggests your is incorrect. The difficult part is once it is the insurance computers or in the electronic record of some health care systems, it is difficult to get corrected. ...Read more

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I wanted to know where and how can I get a mild autism diagnosis?

Evaluation: Consider seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist for a diagnostic evaluation if your are an adult. If this is for a child - see a developmental pediatrician. ...Read more

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How should you go about getting an autism diagnosis for a young adult?

How should you go about getting an autism diagnosis for a young adult?

See below: Diagnosis includes looking at the person’s medical history, watching the person’s behavior, & giving the person some psychological tests. But, it can be more challenging to DX an adult because it is not always possible to know about the person’s development during the first few yrs of life, and a long history of other diagnoses may complicate an ASD dx. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/topics.htm. ...Read more

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Must all the symptoms of autism be present in order to make the diagnosis?

No: Only some of the criteria may be present, to make correct diagnosis please refer to the updated dsm version definition, available online, or consult a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How would you go about getting an autism diagnosis for a young adult? Is there any benefit to get a diagnosis?

Find an expert: In most areas, it would be highly unusual for someone with autism to make it to adulthood without having been diagnosed, but it still happens. Evidence suggests autism manifests between birth and age 21/2 or so. There is no specific treatment for it; but, knowing what the trouble is may help. Also, am autism diagnosis might give eligibility to programs & services restricted to that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could an autism diagnosis be wrong? Many other professionals are questioning the dx. Also, he did not qualify for the preschool disability program.

Not uncommon: Sometimes we have to observe a child in different ways. Our neuropsychologist sees patients first & gets the best out of them on standardized tests. Then they see me (db pede) when they're tired, but they've had a snack. With parental permission, i push the buttons that bring out autistic behaviors, if there. Atypicality that we see that way may not fulfill school eligibility guidelines. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a diagnosis of autism and adhd?

Is it possible to have a diagnosis of autism and adhd?

Autism ADHD: Absolutely! make sure you have a good evaluation from a psychologist who understands autism and developmental disorders. Often with spectrum disorders, Intuniv and non stimulant treatments work better. Check with a good psychiatrist first. Here is my take on the spectrum http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Could i lose an autism diagnosis after a year of diet and detox?

Could i lose an autism diagnosis after a year of diet and detox?

No: I you have lost the diagnosis of autism after doing the diet and detox, then the diagnosis was wrong to begin with. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more