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What are symptoms of dyslexia in a 6 year old girl?

What are symptoms of dyslexia in a 6 year old girl?

Comprehension: Difficulty in reading comprehension is the major symptom. There are several different types including "seeing" the letters backwards. ...Read more

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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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What are some signs of autism in a 5 year old girl?

What are some signs of autism in a 5 year old girl?

Autism at 5: Doesn’t show a wide range of emotions shows behavioral extremes (unusually aggressive, fearful, sad, shy) is unusually withdrawn and not active in social situations is easily distracted and has trouble focusing on an activity for more than five minutes doesn’t respond to people or responds only superficially can’t tell the difference between real and make believe doesn’t participate in a wide vari. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of dyslexia in a 16 year old girl?

Dyslexia: The only way to know what's happening regarding your child's learning is by completing a psychoeducational evaluation from a licensed psychologist or a school psychologist. This is one video about learning differences. http://youtu.be/xa_dybrh8m8. ...Read more

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What are signs of dyslexia in 12 year olds?

What are signs of dyslexia in 12 year olds?

Reading is difficult: The 12 year old with dyslexia will be unable to read age appropriate material in spite of seeming very bright. He will be able to visualize things "in the mind's eye" but unable to adequately communicate them. He will understand material that is read to him while not being able to read it himself. His handwriting may be hard to read and spelling may be impossible. ...Read more

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What are the signs of colic an menagitis in a 6 week old babie?

What are the signs of colic an menagitis in a 6 week old babie?

See A Doctor NOW: The two are like apples & oranges. Colic is excessive crying but is benign however Meningitis is a serious & life-threatening infection. Making the distinction between the two in a 6 wk old infant requires examination by a doctor. Symptoms include crying, irritability, decreased appetite, fever. If your baby is crying, see your doctor NOW or go to an ER for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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What are signs of cancer in a 15 year old girl?

What are signs of cancer in a 15 year old girl?

Why you ask?: Cancer can affect kids and adolescents but it's very rare. I suggest you talk to your parents about your concerns to see if you need a medical evaluation. Please don't dwell on it or spend time in medical websites. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of brain tumor in a 13 year old girl?

Signs and symptoms of brain tumor in a 13 year old girl?

See below: Brain tumors present with different signs and symptoms depending on the type and location of tumor. General features are headache, vomiting, balance problems, seizures, visual problems etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-tumor/ds00281. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of paranoia schizophrenia in a 16 year old girl?

Signs and symptoms of paranoia schizophrenia in a 16 year old girl?

Symptoms: Schizophrenia is a disorder of thought. It is characterized by hallucinations, delusional thought and disordered thinking. Social isolation, lack of emotional expression are common. Many effective treatments are available. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism for a three year old child?

What are the symptoms of autism for a three year old child?

An autistic child: will show impaired social interaction,delayed language skills and repetitive and restrictive behaviors.There are varying degrees in different children.A three year old might have decreased eye contact with others,delay in speech &repetitive movements.However, having these signs/symptoms doesn't make the diagnosis.If you are concerned about your child,please discuss with his doctor. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of severe early dementia in a 37 year old man?

What are probable causes of severe early dementia in a 37 year old man?

Many: If it is true dementia at that age it is very unusual, but there are too many possibilities to list here. A full work up for metabolic i issues and likely a brain scan would be indicated. Discuss with your primary doctor who would likely refer to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a teenager (18 years old) developing a cyst in his testicle ?

What are the odds of a teenager (18 years old) developing a cyst in his testicle ?

Unknown, but common: Cystic structures can develop in or around the testicle. Cystic enlargements of the epididymis (spermatocele), the space around the testicle (hydrocele), or arising from the cells on or inside the testicle can occur and are easily visible on ultrasound. The prevalence is unknown, but ultrasound screening studies show cysts in about 10% of scans. Fortunately, these are benign. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adult add in a 57 yr old male?

What are the symptoms of  adult add in a 57 yr old male?

Confusion: Major problem is focusing on tasks ; organizing them hierarchically. Getting to sleep is difficult because of racing ; anxious thoughts. Many have been given Ritalin (methylphenidate) as school children. In california legions of people with this problem have been dramatically benefitted by medicinal cannabis, which helps easy restful sleep, ablility to wake ; organize a day, ; to perform executive functions. ...Read more

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What are the signs of RSV in a 2 year old?

What are the signs of RSV in a 2 year old?

RSV: RSV is a common respiratory virus. Some of the common symptoms: Cough, runny nose, sneezing, fever, nasal congestion, wheezing, and difficulty breathing (especially for newborns and very young infants). More info here: http://chadrudnick.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-is-rsv.html?m=1 see your pediatrician for evaluation and possible RSV testing. ...Read more

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What are some signs of asthma in an 8 year old girl?

What are some signs of asthma in an 8 year old girl?

Asthma: Shortness of breath, cough with exercise, cough at night, low exercise tolerance, wheezing, using abdominal muscles to breathe, chest pain. ...Read more

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Is SMA, (child version of ALS), rare? Statistics? Likelihood of it happening in a 3 yr old child?

Is SMA, (child version of ALS), rare? Statistics? Likelihood of it happening in a 3 yr old child?

Rare/ not ALS: The Spinal muscular atrophy types (1-4) arise from an inherited lack of a material that protects the motor neuron. The type 3 (onset after age 1yr) has an estimated gene prevalence of of 1/375,000 in the population and incidence of 1-6/1,000,000 births. You need a defective gene from both parents to inherit this condition.Though weakness is common to ALS/SMA they are not related. ...Read more

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Is having blood in the eye in a three year old a sign of autism?

Is having blood in the eye in a three year old a sign of autism?

No: likelihood is that your child has experienced some trauma to the eye. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms ADHD in a 3year old child?

What are the symptoms ADHD in a 3year old child?

Same: The symptoms of adhd are the same , innatention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, however diagnosing a three year old with adhd raises some eyebrows, symptoms could be severe enough that might merit a diagnosis, but see a behavioral psychologist or a developmental pediatrician, before someone talks you into medications. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ADHD in a 5 year old boy?

What are symptoms of ADHD in a 5 year old boy?

ADHD symptoms: Symptoms include short attention span, easy distractibility, difficulty following multistep directions and persevering on a task. In 25 % of cases, hyperactivity will be present. ...Read more

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What are some big signs of bulimia in a fifty year old?

What are some big signs of bulimia in a fifty year old?

Age independent: Bulimia doesn't vary with age. It consists of ingesting excessive calories and "compensating" by getting rid of them (purging) through vomiting or laxitive use. Occasional binge eating is not bulimia. Recurrent binge eating without prugring does occur too; it is one form of morbid obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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