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Teenage Autistic Son Act Like A Child
What if my husband was a autistic child and never treated how would he act today at 52 and how to deal with it?
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
Like yourself: Be friendly, smile, treat her like the human being and individual that she is, and talk to her normally. She may or may not be able to respond depending upon the severity of her condition. That does not however mean that she does not understand. ...Read more
More functional?YES!: It is extremely complex to treat, but see a true expert for multi-dimensional care & to customize the treatment. Increasingly, psychoactive meds play an important role. Fairly common & non-standard meds need be considered carefully & selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism 'controversy': What is 'autism act' ? Never heard about it. There is no 'controversy' about diagnosis, , and symptomatic treatment, or usefulness of early intervention. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me why my 3 year old daughter is flicking ehr tongue in and out really fast all day long we were told she has sensory intergretion they also thought autism but the nuero she saw said no she doesnt, she act evry young for her age she isnt p
An assessment by : Child find of your public school district will define her overall developmental levels & any degree of autism she may have for early childhood special education without a diagnosis or toileting. Tongue-flicking may indicate seizure activity, found in children with developmental delays +/- autism. You may ask for another opinion from a child neurologist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1st son is mildly autistic and now I am pregnant will there be any chance of 2nd child might be autistic?
Possible : Depending on the cause of your first child's diagnosis your second child may be affected. Since most children do not have chromosomal defects screening cannot provide reassurance. There are more subtle epigenetic abnormalities that can be seen and some can be addressed after birth. You would need to have your first child seen by a provider to assist in evaluation process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family
Autism's origins: New studies on chromosomal material have shown a number of autism cases related to sporadic changes(micro deletions or insertions) in the genetic code that probably occurred prior to conception. Of rare families with >1 affected child, this appears to be the case. Newly affected families have little if any chance of replicating that event, or sharing it across family lines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son reads minds and gives advice about my buddhist books/ he told me he is a "crystal child" and has been diagnosed with autism. Should that be?
Autism Diagnosis: Autism is best diagnosed with the help of a neuropsychologist, neurologist or psychiatrist. Here are two helpful websites about autism: thinking person's guide to autism http://www.Thinkingautismguide.Com/ nami- national alliance for mental illness page about autism spectrum disorders http://www.Nami.Org/template.Cfm?Section=by_illness&template=/contentmanagement/contentdisplay.Cfm&contentid=66. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
National org: Assuming you are looking for an exercise physiologist, there is a national organization--http://www.Asep.Org/services--that should give you some leads in your area. Many may not be familiar with autism; so, once you have found an exercise physiologist in your area, you may have to ask that person to suggest a colleague who is. Good luck. ...Read more
Autism: dad's son has it from his first marriage and my niece has it. Are there tests i can undergo to see if my child will have it?
No: Currently, there are no known medical tests to diagnose autism, especially prenatally. It is diagnosed clinically by assessing behavior, communication and social skills typically at age 12m or older. While genetics are implicated, very few specific genes have been found in a majority of kids with autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism:my dads son from dads 1st marriage has it &my brothers daughter has it. What are the chances my child will have it? My bro and I have diff dads
Cause of Autism?: If the family members, especially your niece, have a diagnosis of one of the > 30 known genetic syndromes with autism as part of their neurodevelopmental profile, or comparative genomic hybridization &/or dna probe for fragile x show genetic abnormalities, ask your OB to refer you to a prenatal genetic counselor to determine if the pattern of inheritance increases your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 5 years old, verbal child on the autistic spectrum. I am having trouble making him mind me. Any disciplining tips?
My son is 10 mos & he puts everything in his mouth, he especially likes paper, of any kind. I read this is a sign of a child who is autistic. Worried!?
My son is five year old and an autistic child. I am planning for stem cell treatment. Kindly guide that what factor should be kept in mind.?
Are You Kidding!: I appreciate the frustration of dealing with this problem. But attempting an totally unproven, potentially very dangerous therapy, outside of an approved clinical trial, is in my opinion , irresponsible.Look for help from a truly qualified specialist, one who is not self-proclaimed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's his decision: Autism or no, it's Junior who has to decide to comply. All teens seem to willfully ignore their parents' good advice. Severe acne calls for isoretinoin, which he may well accept even if he won't use a topical agent; oral antibiotics must be used with a topical. Junior needs to spend time alone with his personal physician, during which time they can talk about acne or whatever. You must let go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can snoting ritalin and drinking beer often do to a baby well a women is pregnant can this cause autism she was snoting ritalin every weekend and not sure how much she drank but people told me she was drinking was just woudering if this is why my son
Children with FASD's: Can have other neurodevelopmental or genetic disorders. Also, alcohol can cause abnormal fetal brain development. When frontal lobes are damaged, deficits in executive functions ( the ceo of the brain) can cause behaviors that look autistic in young kids. If < 3, he needs to be assessed by your stare's early intervention program; 3-5, call child find of your public school district. See below. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have slim pcos and conceived my 1 year old son with clomid. Just read a study linking maternal pcos to autism in baby. Now so nervous about him! Help?
ASD many factors: Fortunately, the incidence of autism spectrum disorder is generally only 1-2 %, and although there appears to be increase in frequency, there is also more awareness which leads to increased diagnosis. The Swedish study suggested a 59% increase in women with PCOS, which brings the likelihood from 1-2% to 1.6-3.2%. Still a 97% chance your child will NOT have Autism as many women with pcos attest ...Read more
Very anxious around people, feel like I might be on the autistic spectrum, don't understand people's intentions etc. was a very anxious child, nofrend?
Social anxiety?..: Most likely in the autistic spectrum will be Asperger Syndrome, re; lack of social reciprocity you alluded to , likely if you have very restricted interest and activities and if others have noticed a repetitive pattern of behavior. Social Anxiety/Avoidant Personality, given your history of anxiety as a child, consider possible Attachment Disorder originating early in childhood. Suggest psych eval ...Read more
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