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Doctor insights on: Preteen Adolescent And Teenage Autistic Girls

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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as i did when i practiced general pediatrics. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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


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Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism I have 4 year old and 5 month old?

Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism  I have 4 year old and 5 month old?

Having a short : Umbilical cord is associated with a higher incidence of developmental delays, but not specifically autism. Call child find of your local school district for free developmental assessment of your 4-yr.-old & early intervention of your state health division for free assessment of your 5-mo.-old, for peace of mind. If your pede doesn't routinely screen development, use the aap's healthy child app. ...Read more

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4 year old girls chest -the bone bit is outwards. doesn't look normal. is this because she is under weight ? She is autistic . Sh hs 1rib bone missing

4 year old girls chest -the bone bit is outwards. doesn't look normal. is this because she is under weight ? She is autistic . Sh hs 1rib bone missing

Send picture: If you can upload a picture to the consultation forum then, I could have a better idea of what you're looking at. Also, you could describe a bit more why you believe or why she is underweight. Is she followed by a pediatrician? If so, what is their opinion? Upload information and photo to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Can you develop autism as late as your teen years?

Can you develop autism as late as your teen years?

Autism: No. This is a developmental disorder that is apparent from birth and most easily assessed from 18-36 months. I have seen aspergers kids, teens, and adults go for years not being noticed for a variety of reasons. Here is aspergers overview. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a teen with autism?

What are the characteristics of a teen with autism?

Autism: Impaired social interaction like withdrawn or unfriendly not talking a lot to peer group.Steriotyped and repetitive patterns of behavior sometimes mentally retarted with communication problems. ...Read more

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Can a teen seem normal and still have some kind of autism?

Yes: Aspergers disorder is considered a mild form of autism. People with asperger's disorder have poor social pragmatic skills. This may be mistaken for shyness. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with autism or anger issues in your teen or not?

Can you be diagnosed with autism or anger issues in your teen or not?

Yes: High functioning autism isn't always caught in childhood. Anger issues can be noted at any age. ...Read more

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What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wjy do preteen girls get such crushes on cute boys?

Wjy do preteen girls get such crushes on cute boys?

Because they can: Why do preteen boys get crushes on cute girls? Why do men and women or sometimes men and men or other times women and women fall in love? That is what we humans do. ...Read more