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Neurological Damage To The Brain Associated With Autistic Spectrum
Not proven yet: Variable etiology , autism spectrum still amazes all of us researchers in the field as we are learning more about this disorder and the shades of the spectrum.It is also important for parents not to fall into the traps of non scientific celebrities like we had in the past, who prey on innocent parents, visit the best centers for latest science , like yale developmental center, aacap, nimh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My son is 5 years old, verbal child on the autistic spectrum. I am having trouble making him mind me. Any disciplining tips?
Does sleeping for more than 14 hours frequently cause any damage to the brain? (ex. Brain cells, neurological damage)?
Sleep is good: Sleep is good and necessary for the brain. However, in some conditions the brain may cause too much sleep. This may indicate that there is something wrong - often medication effects, infection, or toxic state. You should have a thorough medical evaluation. If okay, then your body just needs that much sleep. If you maximize the wake hours, that much sleep may be appropriate. ...Read more
There is a: wide range of expression of autistic spectrum disorders but the common theme in all is relative weakness in social and language skills compared to overall ability. It is not possible to cover the full spectrum in 400 words but the following links have great information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/autism-spectrum-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20021148http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml ...Read more
Often: People with autistic spectrum problems have difficulties taking in cues from their environment, interpreting this information, and then responding in a way that is "on target" for the situation. In addition, there is often a lack of emotional response, or an inappropriate emotional response, to the environment. This can lead to an outward appearance of unusual emotional responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that people on the autistic spectrum have trouble smiling and showing facial emotions?
Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AUTISM SPECTRUM: Disorder: cause: multifactorial, genetics play role. Diagnosable at 18m. Impairment in 2 major domains: 1. Deficit in social communication/ interaction, poor eye contact, speech delay, reliance on nonverbal communication, withdrawn ; spends time in solitary play; 2. Restricted, repetitive pattern of behavior, interests ; activities, tantrum like rages if disruption of routine, mouthing of objects. ...Read more
Might not be needed: The only reason i can imagine they would not work with a patient on the autism spectrum is that they may feel they do not need any help or that it may not provide any additional benefit. I would ask the therapist directly their reason for not wanting to provide services. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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