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Adhd associated with blank stare?

Adhd associated with blank stare?

Is this new?: A blank stare can have lots of causes. Those with inattentive adhd might be so preoccupied with their own thoughts that a blank stare would be the result. But, if this is new, have the child assessed by a pediatrician or neurologist. ...Read more

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Baby Stares (Definition)

Baby stares. When a baby or child stares it may be normal. However, this article discusses excessive staring as ...Read more


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Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Related?: Eye strain and involuntary eye movements are typically not related. With eye strain, you may experience headache, blurred vision, increase blinking due to eye irritation, or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Does everyday eye accommodation, focusing or blinking worsen pigmentary dispersion syndrome?

Does everyday eye accommodation, focusing or blinking worsen pigmentary dispersion syndrome?

A little bit: The motion of the iris against the underlying fibers that support the lens (zonules) rubs off the pigment from the back of the iris which is the basis for pigmentary dispersion. A little bit comes off with everyday normal use and it can be accelerated with athletic pursuits. As long as your ophthalmologist feels that the internal eye pressure is not being increased, this is ok. ...Read more

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How are our eyes affected by staring at computer screens, ipad screens, phone screens and televisions?

How are our eyes affected by staring at computer screens, ipad screens, phone screens and televisions?

Eye strain: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. ...Read more

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Are blank stares a sign of depression?

Are blank stares a sign of depression?

Post partum depressi: Symptoms are feeling helpless, hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are down. Appetite and sleep can both be either increased or decreased. Lack of pleasure is present. If this sounds like you, or even if you are worried about it, see your OB and fill out an edinburgh depression scale, or see a psychiatrist, this is nothing to fool around with because of the risk of suicide, etc. ...Read more

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Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.

Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.

It's common: Talking in our sleep is pretty common. When i was young, i used to sit up in bed and have long conversations with my mother, and then my wife. Now, at 66, all I do is snore. Don't worry about it, just make sure you trust whoever you sleep near. ...Read more

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience rapid eye blinking or facial or eye tics after playing video games?

Is it normal to experience rapid eye blinking or facial or eye tics after playing video games?

Yes: It's called the optokinetic reflex if the eyes move, and recruitment if it's just the facial or eyelid muscles. If you experience these effects, you're playing video games too long. If these occur with minimal playing time, you should visit your doctor. ...Read more

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What does this mean please ?child 6 has language difficulty grammar immaturities , comprehension of spoken language retain of vocab and expressive

What does this mean please ?child 6 has language difficulty grammar immaturities , comprehension of spoken language retain of vocab and expressive

Many possibilities: There are a number of different conditions that might cause these symptoms. If your child's school has an assessment team ask them to help. If not contact a psychologist. ...Read more

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Visual distortions like gray-out of one eye during stress?

Visual distortions like gray-out of one eye during stress?

Probably nothing: But you may want to get your carotids checked out. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more

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What are binocular cues and monocular cues ?

What are binocular cues and monocular cues ?

One eye / two eyes: Monocular cues - information the brain receives from one eye. Binocular cues - inormation the brain receives from two eyes. ...Read more

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Could lack of blinking be epilepsy?

Could lack of blinking be epilepsy?

Unlikely: Epilepsy is alteration of consciousness. Lack of blinking is not a usual sign of any seizure disorder, but can be seen in parkinson's patients. Have an eye doctor check your tearing system, to make sure you do not have sjogren's or other lid closure problems. ...Read more

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Can flashing lights set off seizures?

Can flashing lights set off seizures?

Trigger: Yes it can, if you have tendency for generalized or myoclonic seizures, flasing lights can be a trigger of the seizure, so it is advised to avoid flasing lights including video games that contain a lot of flashings. ...Read more

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Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more

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Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Nystagmus: Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes, called nystagmus may be congenital (from birth) or may be due to a problem in the lower part of the brain or inner ear. It should be checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Involuntary, rapid eye movements. Are these concussion related?

Involuntary, rapid eye movements. Are these concussion related?

Yes they can be: Un equal input from the balance organs in the inner ears can produce nystagmus (eye movements) with occiopsia (what ones sees with these eye movements ) and vertigo (the sensation of being pulled or turned in a direction) . The problem can be withe inner ear itself or the connections to the brain (8th craniel nerve) or damaged structures within the brain. Medications can also cause this problem. ...Read more

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Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

No: These symptoms most probably in your age is ophthalmic migraine with or without ensuing headache. See your neurologist or eye-md for work up. ...Read more

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