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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Can you tell me how I can tell my parents that I think I have autism?

Can you tell me how I can tell my parents that I think I have autism?

Oppurtunity to help: I generally ask some of the screening questions. When they agree to these I let them know that I think we have found an opportunity to help. I point out first that starting help soon we give the child a better chance of learning to be social and to do great in relationships and/or school... I refer them and suggest school help. If disbelief I show criteria met by their admission. ...Read more

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What are some signs or symptoms that a parent may observe if their infant has autism?

What are some signs or symptoms that a parent may observe if their infant has autism?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns. Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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Hi can anyone please tell me what happens at feedback appointment /outcome with autism intervention team for child, parent appointment only thankyou?

Hi can anyone please tell me what happens at feedback appointment /outcome with autism intervention team for child, parent appointment only thankyou?

Parents become not: Only integral members of the intervention team, they inform the team of family priorities, strengths & needs. The professionals explain the child's measured cognitive, adaptive & motor levels & the measured degree of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Then, the entire team creates an individualized treatment plan with outcome measures. See: https://www. Autismspeaks. Org/site-wide/uk ...Read more

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Help please! Is autism genetic, can it be passed from parent to child?

Help please! Is autism genetic, can it be passed from parent to child?

Yes and no: Autism is complicated disorder genetics of which are not well understood. There is no single gene that causes it and there multiple genes responsible. As a rule of thumb if a parent has autism the chances of transmitting to children becomes higher or at least aspects of it get passed on to next generation. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the: Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www. Chp. Edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www. Chp. Edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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How many parents try a gluten free and casein free diet for children with autism?

TOO many: Sadly autism is complicated, not terribly well understood yet-though quite a bit better. And there are too many false hopes that go viral.
Please have a thorough, comfortable discussion with a physician that struggles with helping in what can be a pernicious malady for not only the child, but the immediate and even extended family. ...Read more

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Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Although studies on: Efficacy & safety have barely begun, parents of children with intractable epilepsy, with or without Autism, have purchased CBD oil in Colorado. Since medical marijuana is now legal in Nevada, affected families don't have to leave home. My hometown has always promoted cohort situational behaviors in visitors, leaving the visitors feeling slightly naughty & happy & us with no state income tax. ...Read more

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Is it abuse when your parents lock you out of the house when they're not home&its cold-you have no way to use the br-&you have autism&heart problems?

Poor judgement: The parents used pooor judgement in locking yoiu out of the house. Parents will have to give a good reason for their action. In most jurisdictions, this behavior should be reported to the appropriate government authorities. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me with adult autism diagnosis? I strongly suspect I have ASD. I'm 25 now and when I was a kid, a pediatrician did say that I have all the symptoms, but it was ignored by my parents. Now I have severe OCD, sensory overload, etc

Can anyone help me with adult autism diagnosis? I strongly suspect I have ASD. I'm 25 now and when I was a kid, a pediatrician did say that I have all the symptoms, but it was ignored by my parents. Now I have severe OCD, sensory overload, etc

See a psychiatrist: A good psychiatrist, in person, whom you can relate wth and have good rapport. Online diagnosis and surfing the net looking for a diagnosis will make you more anxious, good luck ...Read more

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3 year old child, signs of autism, parents told to cut out bottle. 4 days pasted and child has not taken any liquids the child only eats raw whole apple slices and puffs. She will not touch any other food. The pediatrician has said to hold on for another

3 year old child, signs of autism, parents told to cut out bottle. 4 days pasted and child has not taken any liquids the child only eats raw whole apple slices and puffs. She will not touch any other food. The pediatrician has said to hold on for another

Go to urgent care: Now since dehydration Is a concern. Certainly the liquids a should not continue to be refused by your child for hours on end as dehydration is more important to avoid especially in the Summer. An assessment there is needed for dehydration and possible treatment. With an autistic child transitioning as always done slowly. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can drug use cause autism or any learning disability from father?

No: Any drug use by the father is not associated with increased risk of autism or genetic disorders in his children. Multiple exposures of the mother during pregnancy have been associated with increased risk of autism. Recently low vitamin D levels and folate in the first trimester have been implicated. ...Read more

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Do vaccinations cause autism?

Do vaccinations cause autism?

False associations: The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy & now autism over the past 40 yrs. Each time the science & biology have proven them wrong. The british GI doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect & future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines ...Read more

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Is one cause of autism be be from sensory overload of the mom?

No: Research does not point to the stress load or sensory load on the mother as a cause of autism. ...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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I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds? Is there a drug for that?

Tics: You have a good amount of insight into your condition! It is not unusual for kids and adults with HF Autism to make unusual sounds, and have repetitive movements. Whether to treat depends on the amount that these behaviors and urges are affecting you socially. See a good cognitive behavior therapist for starters and see if you can work towards suppressing the behaviors. Meds may follow. ...Read more

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Is it possible that getting a MMR booster shot for my autistic child possibly cause her autism to be more severe?

No connection: There is no evidence that vaccines cause or worsen autism. The one paper that implicated vaccines was retracted and the lead physician lost his medical license due to various improprieties. Millions of dollars have been spent looking at vaccines and autims, and there has never been any link found. ...Read more

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What are the cause of autism?

Not Yet: We know from results of massive amounts of research that immunizations are not the cause. As yet, there are many theories, but nothing remotely proven. ...Read more

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What can cause autism in children?

What can cause autism in children?

Antenatal factors: Some syndromes cause autistic spectrum disorder & intellectual disability. Chromosomal microarrays find genetic errors in ~15% of kids with ASD. Maternal low folate (folic acid) levels at conception, rubella, "flu", obesity, advanced age & alcohol/drug use from 3 wks. Post-conception-term are some epigenetic factors that alter function, but not structure or sequence, of fetal genes & increase risk of ASD. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
643 Doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

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 ...Read more