Doctor insights on:
Teenage Autistic Son Act Like A Child
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!?
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
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
My son is 5 years old, verbal child on the autistic spectrum. I am having trouble making him mind me. Any disciplining tips?
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 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 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
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Son has something that looks like a water blister
- Young adult with hypopituitarism looks like a child
- What does a flea bite look like on a child?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What does hives look like on a child?
- How does lack of parental care harm a child of a teenage pregnancy?
- Does diarrhea act like a colon cleanser?
- What does a spider bite look like on a child?
- Talk to a pediatrician online