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Doctor insights on: Nonverbal Communication Between Genders

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Differences between listening and hearing in communication?

Differences between listening and hearing in communication?

Listening: Is the physical effort to hear e.g. Holding a hand behind the ear to catch more sound. Hearing is the perception of sound as picked up by the hearing mechanism interpreted in brain. ...Read more

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What is ?The difference between autism and developemental verbal dyspraxia?

What is ?The difference between autism and developemental verbal dyspraxia?

See below: Autism effects speech, cognition, and socialization. Speech apraxia/dyspraxia only effects speech. ...Read more

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Whats the relationship between histrionic personality disorder and exhibitionism in females?

Whats the relationship between histrionic personality disorder and exhibitionism in females?

No relation: These are 2 different disorders. Exhibitionism is one of several paraphilias, and involves exposing one's genitals to unsuspecting strangers in public -- usually to get a response of shock or fear. More common in men. Women with histrionic pd may dress provocatively, but their motive is to draw attention and love, not to shock. They don't usually "flash" unsuspecting public either. ...Read more

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What's the difference between broad autism phenotype, pdd-nos?

What's the difference between broad autism phenotype, pdd-nos?

Degree of Autism: Terminology in the diagnostic & statistical manual changes with new editions. Pervasive developmental disorders was a category title replaced by autistic spectrum disorders. Pdd-not otherwise specified is " some, but not all criteria of autism." bap is not listed. There will be one name soon: autistic disorder. Labels are for services & funding, & pdd-nos doesn't get much of either. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

Is there a difference between expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

Yes: Expressive language problems are usually due to brain synthesis of intended output. Dysgraphia is more peripheral & refers to problems writing. One could have verbal expressive problems & no dysgraphia. Or dysgraphia & no expressive problems. ...Read more

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What are the differences between autism and social anxiety?

What are the differences between autism and social anxiety?

Autistic Spectrum : Disorder causes diminished or absent Theory Of Mind (TOM), face recognition, social communication & social reciprocity. TOM = the ability to understand that others may react to a stimulus differently than oneself or have a different point of view. Social Anxiety or Social Phobia, discomfort around social interaction & fear of being embarrassed & judged by others, has none of the above deficits. ...Read more

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What's the difference between autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

What's the difference between autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

Descriptors: The diagnosis for all who have lack of theory of mind, qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal interaction, & narrow, restricted areas of interest or stereotypical movements is autistic disorder in the dsm-v. Pdd-nos is the dsm-iv term for having some, but not all, symptoms of autism. Broader autism phenotype, not a diagnosis, is having even fewer. Vaccines don't cause autism. ...Read more

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What are the major differences between autism, childhood schizophrenia and aspergers?

What are the major differences between autism, childhood schizophrenia and aspergers?

Severity: In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restricted range of, or odd behaviors. In schizophrenia, hallucinations and or delusions in the context of impairment is required. There is often someover lap in that perceptual abn can be present to different degrees in all 3. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

What is the difference between an expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

They're related: In expressive aphasias, the individual knows what he/she wants to say but has difficulty communicating it to others. The form of communication can be spoken words or written words. Dysgraphia is an impairment in the ability to write and therefore can contribute to expressive aphasia. Further reading: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dysgraphia/dysgraphia.htm ...Read more

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Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?

Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?

Developmental delays: There is a difference between the two. GDD is a delay in two or more of language, motor, vision, thinking and social skills. Pervasive developmental delays describe a group of disorders, such as Autism and Asperger's, that describe primarily delays of socialization, imagination, and communication. ...Read more

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Whats the main difference between social phobia and avoidant personality disorder?

Whats the main difference between social phobia and avoidant personality disorder?

They may overlap: Social phobia simply refers to people who do not like to be in large crowds; those with it typically function fine in cosier settings and are worried mostly about being overwhelmed. With apd, concerns are about being criticized or embarrassed, so the size of the crowd is not as important as the potential for being judged and found wanting. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between childhood developmental delays and IQ as an adult?

What is the relationship between childhood developmental delays and IQ as an adult?

See below: It would depend on the type of delay. Children with speech delay, gross motor or fine motor delays, will more than likely have no impairment of intellect. ...Read more

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What are the differences between social anxiety disorder and selective mutism?

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What are the differences between social anxiety disorder and selective mutism?

Social anxiety: Excellent question. Most times it is not easy to differentiate the two, however, in selective mutism the anxiety is in situations where strangers are present & the patient is shy, but he/she has no problem communicating with people at home. In social anxiety, there is intense irrational fear of being watched, evaluated or scrutinized by others, and here the avoidance is extreme. ...Read more

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What are the differences and/or similarities between asperger's and pdd?

What are the differences and/or similarities between asperger's and pdd?

Same Cateogry: The term pdd (pervasive developmental disorder) is the name for what is often called autism or autistic disorder. Asperger's syndrome has some of the features of autism, but to a milder and less disabling extent. ...Read more

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What are the differences between retardation, developmental delay and mental impairment?

What are the differences between retardation, developmental delay and mental impairment?

Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental delay can exist alone and means one is not meeting milestones on time. Pt, ot, speech are therapies than can improve developmental delay. Mental impairment is a lot of different diagnosis...Bipolar, dementia, retardation, schizophrenia, etc ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between Asperger and dysgraphia?

Is there a relationship between Asperger and dysgraphia?

No: Dysgraphia, which simply means bad handwriting, is completely different from and unrelated to asperger's disorder or autism. ...Read more

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How important is effective communication to health?

Paramount: And unfortunately largely disconsidered in regular practice. The question remains slightly unclear as to whether concerning general communication versus communication with health care providers. Regardless, efficient communication remains critical in the day to day life. ...Read more