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My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

Likely NEITHER: If there was no change in the baby's mental status and they simply were showing the strong emotion of anticipation to eat then, what they demonstrated can be quite understandable. However, if there are doubts or this has happened before then, you should see a pediatric neurologist. More questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make appointment with me. ...Read more

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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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11 month baby, doesn't crawl properly. Keeps eye contact. Does not want to walk. Seems to be unhappy most of days. Sometimes clinches fists. Autism?

11 month baby, doesn't crawl properly. Keeps eye contact. Does not want to walk. Seems to be unhappy most of days. Sometimes clinches fists. Autism?

DiscussWithPediatric: You do not diagnose Autism this way. Even though there is delay in milestone as far as crawling is concerned as most babies learn to crawl between 7 and 10 months age. But some babies are late and it is not a sign of autism. Discuss your concern with baby's Pediatrician at next well baby visit at 12 months age ...Read more

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Is synesthesia a symptom of autism?

Is synesthesia a symptom of autism?

No: Synesthesia--the cross-over of one sense to another (touch to visual, e.g.) has been reported to be possibly more prevalent in high-functioning individuals with autism. However, there is no evidence to suggest that it is an underlying cause of autism itself. It may help to "explain" some savant abilities, although that remains to be seen. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone cannot relate to others feelings could this be a symptom of autism?

Not exactly. People: With autistic spectrum disorder have lack of theory of mind. They don't understand that another person can have a different opinion or emotional reaction to a given situation than their own. Kids with a developmental age of 4 but no autistic symptoms understand false belief;e.g., "'if I close my eyes, momwill think that I'm asleep when she peeks in at naptime." if truly autistic, they don't fib. ...Read more

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Is the inability to focus on sounds a possible symptom of autism?

Is the inability to focus on sounds a possible symptom of autism?

Could be?: Persons with autism spectrum disorder often have hypersensitivity to loud noises. They can have other sensory problems that could also cause hypo-sensitivity to noises. This child should have their hearing checked by a qualified audiologist. If hearing is normal, sensory issues can often be helped by a qualified pediatric occupational therapist. ...Read more

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Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Seek evaluation: Racing thoughts is most commonly associated with bipolar disorder -a serious mood problem. I would recommend consulting a psychiatrist. It would also be wise to clean up your diet -consider the feingold diet. Also use of essential fatty acids is a good choice-fish oil. ...Read more

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I interact with someone with autism and he is unable to put himself in someone else's shoes. Is this a symptom of autism?

I interact with someone with autism and he is unable to put himself in someone else's shoes. Is this a symptom of autism?

Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes Asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays. ...Read more

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Is Sensory Processing Disorder real? Or just hype? Is an actual dx? Or just a symptom? Is it on the Autism Spectrum?

It's a real disorder: Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses. They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more

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Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

No, it is not: A milk allergy can occur at any time. I developed it two years ago. This is a pure milk allergy without any difficulty with lactose intolerance. I have a daughter with the same condition and yet my autistic grandson does not have that symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Can hand flapping be a symptom of anything besides autism?

Just flapping: Not all children with "stereotypies, "repetitive motor movements that seem to have no function, have autism. A two-year old who hand-flaps when excited, but has normal social communication and no other signs of autism. May be developing typically. Less commonly, stereotypies persist into school-age. Tics and compulsions can look like stereotypies. Video it for your pediatrician to check it out. ...Read more

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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? My now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. However when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? My now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. However when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi,: Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the specific symptoms of autism?

Social Impairment: Autism spectrum disorder is a brain based developmental disorder that is characterized by an individual who has significant trouble with social functioning. They may have language impairments and frequently have difficulty with reading social cues. They tend to think very concretely in many ways. They can have a variety of behavioral difficulties from aggression to adhd. ...Read more

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Could you ever have all symptoms of autism and not have autism?

Not likely: Who has decided that all the symptoms are present but yet not made the diagnosis? A medical provider needs to be involved in this process. There are standard guidelines for making the diagnosis based on observed and reported behaviors and delays and is usually diagnosed at young age. Individuals with classic aspergers could get missed and not diagnosed till older. Need professional evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism in teens?

What are the symptoms of autism in teens?

See below: Teens would generally exhibit: difficulty with communication; impairments in social skills & understanding how to engage & interact with others; and unusual behaviors and interests. There is a wide variability of impact on everyday functioning. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Aspergers and autism?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for people who have qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocity + stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. ASD level 1 is diagnosed if a person with impaired Theory of Mind, face recognition, social reciprocity & social communication who has cognitive, adaptive & many areas of language skills in the normal range. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a teenager with autism?

Autism: Autism among teenagers are manifested by a withdrawn personality, unfriendly, shy with low self esteem, problem with communications, some are mentally retarded with repeatative movements. Most common is Asperger symdrome. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of autism and asperger?

Varies: Can be mild to severe. They develop normally and suddenly lose their social/language skills, unusual behaviors, odd repetitive movements-hand wringing, finger twisting, unusual preoccupation, generally do not make friends easily, may seem clumsy or awkward. Some are exceptionally talented or skilled in a particular area eg music or math. ...Read more

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How can kawasaki's disease lead to autism symptoms?

How can kawasaki's disease lead to autism symptoms?

No known connection: I know of no evidence that kawasaki's can lead to autism. I have treated hundreds of patients with kawasaki, and none have developed autism. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of autism a teacher might see?

AUTISM: Autistic behaviors are impaired social interactions and communications, repetitive stereotyped behavior sometimes with mental retardation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a child with autism?

What are the signs and symptoms of a child with autism?

Core symptoms &: Observable behaviors in a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are qualitative impairments in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + stereotyped, repetitive movements &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Behaviors are compared to norms for the child's chronological & developmental ages. See firstsigns. Org for the M-CHAT, age 16 mos.-4 yrs. & autismspeaks. Org for specifics. ...Read more

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What are the mild symptoms of autism and Asperger syndrom?

What are the mild symptoms of autism and Asperger syndrom?

None are mild: The potential warning symptoms of later trouble are 1. Neonatal jaundice, 2. So-called "colic" and 3. Ear infections that are treated with antibiotics repeatedly. The earliest autism symptoms are a rather sudden change from normal mental development, e.g. Loss of speech, persistence of temper tantrums, hand flapping etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of autism in teens and adults?

Can you tell me the symptoms of autism in teens and adults?

Good Website: Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/autism/autism-symptoms

core problems include:
social interactions and relationships.
Verbal and nonverbal communication.
Limited interests in activities or play. ...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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Could you please tell me symptoms of autism in a two year old boy?

It varies: Autism is an incredibly complex problem that manifests itself in many ways. If you are looking for a simple answer like you would get for a simpler disease (eg: chicken pox causes fever and rash), then you will be frustrated. There are books on this subject....Big ones. If you are concerned that your child is autistic, you need to see your pediatrician or a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of add, if undiagnosed and untreated cause autism?

No: Untreated add will not lead to autism. Certainly signs of autism maybe confused with add or adhd. ...Read more

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Autism, due to nutrision, cure for it, diet, how to deal with it, symptoms?

Signs of Autistic: Spectrum Disorder vary with age. Use the M-CHAT screen on firstsigns. Org or www. Healthychildren. Org/English/health-issues/conditions/Autism/Pages/How-Doctors-Screen-for-Autism. Aspx. Genetic, viral, toxic & other factors predispose a fetus to ASD, though clinical symptoms may not be obvious till 12-18 mos. After birth. Treatment is individualized for a child's developmental age & degree of autism ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of high functioning autism?

Here are the: Symptoms laid out for you nicely. I have included 2 websites.
www. Ehow. Com/about_4580174_symptoms-high-functioning...
Symptoms of high functioning autism. People with autism typically have a delay in speech or social skills, mixed with some behavioral symptoms.
Autism. Lovetoknow. Com/high_functioning_autism_symptoms
includes: signs of high functioning autism, social characteristics, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me some symptoms of autism? I think my daughter might have it

Can you tell me some symptoms of autism? I think my daughter might have it

Autism: Has a wide spectrum of behaviors. It needs a professional diagnosis and early intervention for the best possible outcome. Please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in autism. Your doctor may be able to refer you to one. Peace and good health. ...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