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Test For Aspergers Syndrome In Adults
See an expert!: Most children with asperger's present a group of specific signs: having repetitive and unusual behaviors; having ritualistic behaviors and pre-occupations (obsessions) with certain topics; difficulties "reading" social cues and difficulties empathizing (sensitivity to other's feelings); in general, difficulties relating to others. Please, seek a specialist to diagnose this condition properly! ...Read more
Aspergers: Please see the official website at www.Usautism .Org for the specifics. In essence individuals with this disorder have difficulty understanding the emotion of others. They have above-average intelligence but their social disability hurts their overall function. Please seek help if you or someone you care for is burdened with this disorder. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social Skills: A problem in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's complicated!: Androgen insensitivity syndrome is an extremely complex disorder due to failure of development in the genital area, with sometimes dramatic changes at puberty. Due to complex issues with gender, anatomy, and subsequent treatment, questions about this disorder should be addressed with a pediatric endocrinology consultation. ...Read more
Is bipolar disorder in children possible? Most of what I've read says bipolar disorder develops in adults.
Bipolar disorder in children is possible: It's most often diagnosed in older children and teenagers, but bipolar disorder can occur in children of any age. As in adults, bipolar disorder in children can cause mood swings from the highs of hyperactivity or euphoria (mania) to the lows of serious depression. Emotional upheaval and unruly behaviors are a normal part of childhood and the teen years, and in most cases they aren't a sign of a mental health problem that requires treatment. All kids have rough periods — it's normal to feel down, irritable, angry, hyperactive or rebellious at times. However, if your child's symptoms are severe, ongoing or causing significant problems, it may be more than just a phase. Here are some signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children: Severe mood swings that are different from their usual mood swings, Hyperactive, impulsive, aggressive or socially inappropriate behavior, Risky and reckless behaviors that are out of character, such as having frequent casual sex with many different partners (sexual promiscuity), alcohol or drug abuse, or wild spending sprees, Insomnia or significantly decreased need for sleep, Depressed or irritable mood most of the day, nearly every day during a depressive episode, Grandiose and inflated view of own capabilities, Suicidal thoughts or behaviors in older children and teens. Children with bipolar disorder experience symptoms in distinct episodes. Between these episodes, children return to their usual behavior and mood. Keep in mind, a number of other childhood disorders cause bipolar-like symptoms, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders and major depression. Diagnosis can be challenging because these and other mental health conditions often occur along with bipolar disorder. If your child has serious mood swings, depression or behavior problems, consult a mental health provider who specializes in working with children and teens. Mood and behavior issues caused by bipolar disorder or other mental health conditions can lead to major difficulties. Early treatment can help prevent serious consequences and decrease the impact of mental health problems on your child as he or she gets older. . ...Read more
Can karotyping detect 22q11.2 deletion syndrome? What is the standard pediatricians use if they are testing for genetic disorders?
No: Usually for a 22q11.2 syndromes, a diagnostic technique called FISH is performed. There are numerous ways to detect genetic issues and the diagnostic modality will depend on what one is looking for. This may include simple karyotyoing to more sophisticated gene sequencing. A genetic counselor may be able to help you. ...Read more
Watch the child: Red flags: lack of or regression of language development, lack of pointing to objects, lack of eye contact, doesn't play with toys in a 'typical fashion'. More obsessed with the parts of toys (eg wheels) than the toy itself. Intense interest in certain objects. Repetative movements, toe walking, lack or normal bowel movements (either too loose or too hard, or alternating). None for sure, . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combination of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at this time. : That would be a wonderful tool if it were available but there is not a test now that i know that can do this. Even if it could be tested, there are millions of sperm, and only one is used to fertilize. And if you test one sperm, you essentially kill it so it can't do it's job. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
At what age is ADHD usually diagnosed? My son is four and shows a lot of the symptoms of adhd. When can doctors diagnose ADHD in children?
How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?
Minor autism: The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. ...Read more
No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' - it is not that. Wish i could offer #s, but i can't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: If the craniofacial abnormalities are addressed then the life expectancy can be otherwise normal. ...Read more
Yes, tests exist but: No one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have BOTH ADHD and Schizophenia? What about ADHD and Asperger's syndrome? I'm a 38yrold Caucasian male; family history of autism.
Yes. Comorbidity is: when 2 or more conditions occur in the same person. ADHD can be comorbid with both Autism Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia. However there is overlap of symptoms as well and a good evaluation is necessary to differentiate if the person has one or the other or both conditions. If a person has schizophrenia then that is the priority TX target. ADHD TX would follow if necessary. Best regards. ...Read more
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