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What are the common symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in teens?

What are the common symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in teens?

Multiple impairments: Autism is a disorder that involves qualitative impairment in several different realms including things such as impaired use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye to eye gaze, , failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level, lack of social reciprocity. Also impairments in communication, restricted repetitive behaviors, etc.. Look to dsm4tr for more details. ...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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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 symptoms of mania in children and teens?

What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

See below...: Irritability, racing speech, little sleep with no apparent fatigue, poor judgment, increased risk-taking behavior, hypersexuality, delusions, hallucinations. Other disorders often mistaken for teenage bipolar disorder include adhd, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), schizophrenia. A specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist, is best positioned to interpret such symptoms. ...Read more

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Describe all symptoms of Asperger syndrome in adults?

Describe all symptoms of Asperger syndrome in adults?

Similar to children: Social awkwardness, subtle communication differences, narrowed pedantic interests. But aspies are awesome people, just different, not deficient. See< http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.Htm#211353080> & . ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of autism in young adults?

Social Impairment: An " insistence on sameness" is one of the hallmarks, an intense focus on a narrow range of subjects, poor eye contact, preference to be alone rather than to be with friends. A relative lack of empathy and interest in others. It is also not unusual for higher functioning autism or aspergers young adults to excel in business, engineering, science, technology, or even entrepreneurship. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mental illness in teens?

What are the symptoms of mental illness in teens?

Change in behavior: Mental illnesses can present in a huge variety of ways. Often signs include a change in behavior, change in school performance, becoming more withdrawn, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, etc. Talk to your teen consistently and let them know that if they ever need help you are there for support. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers?

What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers?

Lasting negativity: Symptoms of depression in teenagers include sadness, hopelessness, irritability, extreme sensitivity to criticism and fatigue. For these symptoms to qualify as depression and more than just a passing mood, parents should pay attention to how long they last. Episodes lasting for more than two weeks could possibly be depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

Resources : Go to aacap.Org, click on facts for families on the right side of the page. Put bipolar disorder in the search field and then click on bipolar disorder in children and teens. ...Read more

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What are the childhood signs of schizophrenia appeared in adulthood?

What are the childhood signs of schizophrenia appeared in adulthood?

Not diagnostic: When schizophrenia is diagnosed in a teenage or adult, in retrospect one may reflect that their personality seemed a little off compared to siblings, especially socially. I have experience with 4: two seemed completely normal until mid teens, the other 2 avoided eye contact, had tactile sensitivity, and seemed anxious, sx seen with pervasive devel dis, or ASD. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-schizophrenia/basics/symptoms/CON-20029260 ...Read more

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What are typical signs of depression in teens?

What are typical signs of depression in teens?

Teen depression: Depression in teenagers may look like a bad child instead of a sad child. Teens may begin smoking, drinking alcohol or using drugs. They may stop doing homework and academics may take a nose dive. Arguments with parents and siblings may increase. They may be irritable. A previously compliant teen may now become a defiant one. They may isolate from others ; stop participating in activities >>. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of childhood diabetes in two-year-olds?

What are some symptoms of childhood diabetes in two-year-olds?

Soaked diapers: Babies can't tell us what's wrong so making a diagnosis of diabetes in a toddler can be very challenging. The first symptom is usually constant thirst (including through the night), and frequent soaked diapers. Weight loss, crankiness, a fruity smell on the breath, vomiting, dehydration, and altered mental status can occur the longer it takes to make the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are signs of depression in teenagers?

What are signs of depression in teenagers?

Teen depression: Anger, irritability, low school performance, eating too much or too little, acting out behavior, deprecating comments toward oneself. Best. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

Pretty much the: Same as adults: low mood, crying spells, loss of interest, low energy, etc. For more, check out the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder for adults?

What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder for adults?

Autism in adults: Adults have difficulty maintaining work or social relations ships as they cannot stay focused. Some jos that involve no interpersonal skills are greatly performed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of scoliosis in teenagers?

What are symptoms of scoliosis in teenagers?

Usually none-: Sometimes one will note that a shoulder or hip area is higher than the other or the chest looks different. That is if the curve is of sufficient size or rotated. Otherwise, there are no symptoms with a typical idiopathic scoliosis unless severe and then it could affect lung and heart function. If there are symptoms, then look for a cause other than scoliosis & that may also be causing the curve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...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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Where do I get a teenager tested for autism spectrum disorders?

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Psychologist: Clinical psychologists are usually the doctors who do ASD diagnostic test, but i know some psychiatrists do that too. You can call your insurance to ask for providers who do ASD diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

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Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism?

What are the symptoms of autism?

ASD: Due to wide range of symptoms, in 2013 , it is called autism spectrum disorder.Early diagnosis is important. It can help make gains in language and social skills. ASD affects mainly 3 different areas. Social interaction communication(verbal and nonverbal) behaviors and interests. Please see a good child developmental pediatric specialist. ...Read more

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Does gfcf diets help symptoms of autism?

Does gfcf diets help symptoms of autism?

Diet: Diets generally have no effect on autism though some people think controlling and modulating diets do effect communication ...Read more

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What are the specific symptoms of autism?

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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What are some symptoms of classic autism?

What are some symptoms of classic autism?

Core symptoms of : Autism are qualitative impairments for chronological age in social communication ( both verbal & non-verbal) & reciprocal social interaction + repetitive stereotyped, non-functional movements &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. . Firstsigns.Org has checklists to screen for developmental delays & autism in infants & toddlers. "red flags" for all ages are on www.Aap.Org's healthy child. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for autism? Do they vary?

What are the symptoms for autism? Do they vary?

DSM-V criteria for : Autistic spectrum disorder, which includes autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos. Are specific observable behaviors that manifest as qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal social interaction for developmental age + stereotypies (repetitive, non-functional movements) &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Degree/ severity can vary. But underlying deficits are the same. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of autism change over time?

How do the symptoms of autism change over time?

Depends on child: Like all of us, children with autism continue to develop over time both physically and mentally. Puberty can have an especially profound effect--good or bad--both because of increased size and because of emerging cognitive skills. In general, aggressive behaviors grow less as children age into adults, but social interactions and language may actually diminish over time. ...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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Is there a permanent way to improve symptoms of autism?

Is there a permanent way to improve symptoms of autism?

ABA, OT,SLT: The early start denver model, a comprehensive developmental behavioral intervention, begun at <30 mos. & continued for 2 yrs., shows improvement in iq, adaptive behavior & degree of autism. Early aba 25-40 hrs./wk can make great improvements in hfa & good improvement in kids with intellectual disability. Some of my patients who just tantrumed at 2-3 yrs. Are now in college & grad school. ...Read more

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What is the block center's approach to autism symptoms?

Unorthodox: Block center approach to autism runs against all research, evidence based interventions, & mainstream medicine. None of the recommendations are validated by experts in the field of autism. Parents of PDD are desperate for a treatment that will help their children. As a result they're susceptible to unproven treatments & approaches to pdd. Why is dr block posting this about her center? Advertising. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for autism and what are symptoms?

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

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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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What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

Interaction: A very young child will just not be as interactive and vocal as would be expected, may not make as much eye contact, and may be more fascinated by or attached to an object than would be usual, though not to the extent seen in children who are more affected. ...Read more

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Should all the symptoms of autism be present at the same age?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder begins before age, but many toddlers have deficits in social communication ; social reciprocity with less obvious stereotypies (non-functional, repetitive movements) ; they're too young to have narrow, restricted ateas of interest. Careful observation reveals repetitive, sensorimotor acts like banging ; dropping toys or lining up objects. The diagnosis requires deficits in all 3 areas. ...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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Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of autism in kids?

Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of autism in kids?

Autism: "several symptoms can be seen by 18 months of age, such as poor eye contact, trouble with pretend play and imitation, delayed communication skills and problems with "joint attention." joint attention occurs when a child points or otherwise tries to get someone to look at the same thing he is observing. Children with autism often don't point or show joint attention. www.autismweb.com. More info is at the site. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more