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Doctor insights on: Neurological Damage To The Brain Associated With Autistic Spectrum

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Can brain trauma cause autism spectrum disorder?

Can brain trauma cause autism spectrum disorder?

No: Head trauma can produce a variety of behavioral and cognitive changes, but there is no association with autism spectrum. ...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


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Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?

Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?

Not related: The hyper excitability of epilepsy is disorganized and usually diffuse. In aspberger's syndrome the excitability is organized into thought and perception. ...Read more

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Is it possible to diagnose a child with both autism & aphasia? Child has Family history of autism, numerous autism symptoms, and prior brain injury.

Is it possible to diagnose a child with both autism & aphasia? Child has Family history of autism, numerous autism symptoms, and prior brain injury.

Name that diagnosis: Your question is very complex as is your child. It is possible to have both diagnoses. However it would be very difficult to diagnose both separately. I am wondering if the head injury is also related. I think you need to see a pediatric development and behavior specialist to help decide what to do. The treatment for the language delays will be about the same for either cause. ...Read more

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What causes motor development problems in a child with cerebral palsy?

What causes motor development problems in a child with cerebral palsy?

Loss of motor neuron: The brain has areas where the nerves that issue working signals to the muscles are located. For these nerves to grow and mature after conception, they need nutrients (oxygen, protein, carbohydrates) all brought to them by the normal flow of blood to their location. This is assured when blood flow in the placenta & brain is normal. Nerves die if nutrients are cut off, and this causes motor problems. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause for autism or autistic spectrum disorder?

What's the primary cause for autism or autistic spectrum disorder?

Cause Unknown: Risk factors include genetics, pre-/perinatal factors, neuroanatomical abnormalities, & environmental factors. No single gene can account for autism. There seems to be multiple genes involved. Possibly maternal gestational diabetes, maternal/paternal age over 30, bleeding after first trimester, use of prescription medication during pregnancy, & meconium in the amniotic fluid but not conclusive. ...Read more

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What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. Who is "perceiving" cognitive impairment? How can that be incompatible with "actual" cognitive impairment (i.e., intellectual deficits). ...Read more

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What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?

What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?

Geschwind's syndrome: Classical personality interictal changes, include lack of sexual interest, hyper-religiousity or multiple conversions, excessive writing or drawing, obsessional activities, labile emotional shifts such as mania, depression, guilt, anger, hostility, emotional intensity. Even the bible describes these sorts of personalities. ...Read more

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Can motor function in adults with cerebral palsy be lost or can it be post-impairment syndrome from cp?

Can motor function in adults with cerebral palsy be lost or can it be post-impairment syndrome from cp?

Not progressive: Motor function does not usually deteriorate in adults with cerebral palsy- from the cerebral palsy itself. However, decreased activity and sub optimally treated spasm can lead to pressure impairments. You should see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Can brain damage in older veteran cause delusions and hallucinations/ what parts of brain are affected?

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Can brain damage in older veteran cause delusions and hallucinations/ what parts of brain are affected?

Dementia: Frontal lobe cause blunting. Parietal lobe cause auditory hallucinations. Temporal lobe cause disturbed emotions. Occipital lobe cause visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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Can progressive supranuclear palsy be cured if we block the excessive impulses of the brain?

Can progressive supranuclear palsy be cured if we block the excessive impulses of the brain?

Good thots, but: At this time, there is NO cure for progressive supra nuclear palsy (AKA, Steele, Richardson, Olezewski Syndrome). It seems a variant of Parkinson's but does not respond to the usual Parkinson's meds. Much ongoing research may provide breakthroughs, and if you have it or know someone who does, find a nearby Movement Disorder Specialist who has research. ...Read more

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Is autism something that can cause a child brain damage and go comatose?

Is autism something that can cause a child brain damage and go comatose?

No: Hello. No, autism effects the way the brain works but does not lead to becoming brain dead. ...Read more

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Is there a new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Is there a  new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Just new terminology: The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been special clinics developed in the us for children with special needs - most due to conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. We are now using words that are less threatening such as global developmental delay and mrcp. ...Read more

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Can the frontal lobe of the ADHD brain catch up with a non-adhd brain?

Can the frontal lobe of the ADHD brain catch up with a non-adhd brain?

Frontal lobe functio: The smaller size of the frontal lobe catches up, but it"s function does improve with the aid of medicines ...Read more

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How can youth autism spectrum disorder relate to growth and development?

Everything : ASD has to do with information processing abnormalities that result in differences in how people selfregulate in really all areas, especially in the social and communication relms.The severity is very variable. ...Read more

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Can anyone list down brain tumors affecting the visual filed according to the levels of visual pathway?

Can anyone list down brain tumors affecting the visual filed according to the levels of visual pathway?

Sella Turcica tumors: The optic nerve chiasm crosses over the area at the base of the skull called the sella turcica (or pituitary fossa). Tumors arising from this area can put pressure on the optic chiasm and cause visual field defects. By far the most common are pituitary Adenomas. Other tumors in this area are craniopharyngioma, Rathke's cysts, germinoma, and Meningioma. ...Read more

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Could autism cause you to have brain developmental disorders?

Yes: Autism is diagnosed by a combination of developmental delays such as in speech and social interactions. ...Read more

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What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters,hormones and the function of the brain

What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters,hormones and the function of the brain

Lupus: Systemic Lupus can attack everywhere and lead to the things u asked about. Other considerations are vasculitis syndromes as there is an autoimmune attack on and in blood vessels which can affect neurons indirectly. Myasthenia Gravis also affect the neuromuscular system and affects one of the main neurotransmitter, AcetylCholine. Rheumotologist is specialist to see for autoimmune disorders ...Read more

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Could high urinary copper be linked to brain fog and motor skill problems?

Could high urinary copper be linked to brain fog and motor skill problems?

Possibly: High urinary copper excretion is most often associated with Wilson's disease, a hereditary disorder of copper metabolism. Other causes such as chronic liver disease may cause this. Further testing is indicated. Please follow up with your physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does mitochondrial dysfunction cause some sort of autism spectrum disorder?

Does mitochondrial dysfunction cause some sort of autism spectrum disorder?

Maternally derived: Mutations in mitochondrial dna cause defective energy production impacting cell function in the 65 known mitochondrial disorders.Muscle weakness occurs in all;blindness, & deafness in some. A progressive neurological disorder with developmental regression with or without autistic behaviors occurs in some types. Some organs may be affected & not others. Mother may be unaffected or mildly affected. ...Read more

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