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Neuropsychological Testing In Autism
Had psychosis now being sent for neuropsychological testing as my concentration isn't good. What can I do as self help?
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Do psychiatrists know enough about neuropsychology –a non-MD field– to know when it's appropriate to refer a patient for neuropsychological testing?
How do you know which form of autism your child has? And is there any type of free online testing that could help me?
Evaluation: Nothing will take the place of a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation from a board certified child psychiatrist. Otherwise, anything else will be less than your child deserves. A well done evauation should take a couple of hours, then you should have some answers. If you can get an appt at a major teaching hospital associated with a medical school, that's all the better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter scored a 70 on her autism test through the resource center she has had some other testing done she has odd and ADHD ?
Autism: Autism, add and odd can be screened using rating scales.At times some psych batteries are done for school iep plans.There is still a clinical interview and evaluation needed to clarify the DX and address the core disabling issues.Best will be to review it with psychiatrist or a psychologist. Don't worry all these issues are very well understood and treated much effectively in 2012. All the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What types of testing can be done for chemical imbalance & what other options are there for my 8 year old daughter w/ Autism & ADHD. Thx!!
Many tests: Many tests can be helpful: Urine organic acids, serum amino acids, heavy metal levels, food allergies, stool tests to assess digestive function and for parasites and imbalances of intestinal flora. I strongly advise working with an integrative MD- those who specialize in autism often belong to Defeat Autism Now!- see http://tinyurl.com/znoel89 Classical homeopathy is often very helpful as well. ...Read more
The neuro my 2 year old daughter sees is testing her for autism and that's it.. I think she may have cerebral palsy how can I get her tested.!?
Hx & Exam: The definition of CP is a disorder of movement & posture due to injury to the developing nervous system that ocrurred anytime from pregnancy to 3 yrs of age. If you have seen a neuro & s/he is not concerned about the kids movements, you have been checked. However, there are mild forms of CP that may not become evident untill more refined movements are expected as an older child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 16 year son who has autism, he had abnormal EKG but refuse to get further testing. He had a big outburst at the hospital snd became violent.
He needs to see an: Adolescent psychiatrist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician for medications approved by his cardiologist to address his aggressive behaviors, which are probably anxiety-based. Our pediatric cardiologists do a short-term admission to use Ativan or conscious sedation safely while obtaining an echocardiogram & all other further studies that are needed. His behavior can't preclude medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has developmental delays and problems with her legs a neuro seen her and is testing for autism but wont test for anything else?
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