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Parent Drug Use Causes Autism
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The non drug treatments for Autism include:: Applied behavior analysis, Behavior therapy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Nope: Origins of autism are still hard to understand & it may be decades before we do. However, there are some data indicating the problem relates to gene alterations present in the egg or sperm before conception, not from exposures later in pregnancy/ infancy. A big problem for recognition is we don't have a way to detect it before the kid is older. Like a book, we can't tell what happens from 1st pages ...Read more
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
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
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
Autism's a pervasive: Developmental disorder affecting many aspects of function. It's a challenge for child & family. Anyone may regress to a lower level of function when overwhelmed but a child with autism is more easily overwhelmed by the world even with excellent family & therapeutic support. Regression indicates something is overwhelming the child. Strive to identify the cause while continuing support. ...Read more
Autism: Truth is we do not know what causes autism. As time goes on pervasive developmental disorder is a spectrum of disorder ranging from mild to what we traditionally thought of as autistic children. The rise in incidence maybe some factor or may simple be our increasing awareness of it. ...Read more
Genetics: The main cause of autism is thought to be genetic with environmental injury or toxin. Symptoms are language delay or loss, social incompetence, repetitive stylized behaviors or movements. The nimh has a great website for all things to do with ad. Http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/a-parents-guide-to-autism-spectrum-disorder/what-are-the-symptoms-of-asd. Shtml. ...Read more
Some new ideas: There are some interesting findings that emerged initially when studying families with more than one affected autistic child. Chromosome micro array tests have shown minor, significant distortions of genetic info carried in the chms of these kids. The same defects have been seen in other autistic kids but not always the same locations. This would suggest events prior to or at conception/not latr. ...Read more
No known cause: There is currently no known cause. A diagnosis is usually made after a psychiatrist or physician obtains a complete history and physical and bases the diagnosis on specific criteria. Often a test called the ados can provide further information in making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Most often these are individuals with a genetically based vulnerability, and inadequate biological screeening out of dietary and environmental toxins and deficiecies lead to abn in information processing and if unrecognized the indiv copig strategies lead to behavioral problems. Is need good accurate dx, then support to address information processig pbms, and diet nutritional change and support. ...Read more
No: Although it is likely that environmental exposures have contributed to the recent rise in autism, there is no credible evidence that the MMR vaccine has caused or contributed to increased autism. The study that first raised the concern has now been discredited as fraudulent. Autism is more common in babies born near superfund sites or with high levels of organophosphate pesticides. ...Read more
Unlikely...: The studies that showed developmental delay due to toxic exposure were all from areas where people drank unpurified runoff from pesticide-treated fields. The levels they faced were much higher than anything in approved drinking water. ...Read more
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