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Theta Waves And Autism
Abnormal left frontocentral slow waves and sharps.several 1-2 second bursts of 200-250 uV sharp waves intermixed 4-5Hz slow waves.what does this mean?
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
Disorganized activity of 7-8 c/sec alpha theta mix with delta waves nearly symetrical & synchronous over both hemisphere
general cerebral dysrhythmia?
Other than epilepsy explain repeated polyspike and wave discharges as well as alpha and theta slow wave activity. also persistent cortical instability?
Too much to list: For an awake person, the rhythm should be alpha. Slowing in a specific area, polyspikes and cortical instability all indicate irregular discharges, which are consistent with the cortex being the source of epilepsy. The cortex makes an electrical charge, the disorganized and irregular discharges can be the cause of a seizure. ...Read more
Help (not cure): I'm so glad you used the word 'help' that I want to be as affirmative as possible. I've never heard of this Tx but it could have a useful placebo effect and many medical procedures take advantage of this. If there are no dangers and it will not deprive you of money needed for other things - see what it does. Remember that there are other options. It's NOT recognized as a Tx so be careful. Best! ...Read more
Ecg: Atrial mechanical processes can affect the p wave without changing the others. Ventricular local processes especially damage can alter the qrs. These processes of ventricular alteration would almost always also affect the t wave. Some processes of electrolyte or ischemic nature can change the t wave without changing qrs. ...Read more
Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?
Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more
Not exactly: Mechanical events follow electrical waves. Maybe that's what you mean? ...Read more
Is an upright P wave V1 and inverted P wave aVL with tachycardia indicative of ectopic rhythm? other ekg shows biphasic P wave V1, upright P wave aVL
I suddenly fall asleep. My doctor suspects narcolepsy. In 2014 Eeg basal with some theta and delta waves during awakening. is there a linkage? Thanks.
P wave are not pres: P waves are not present in SVT and SVT and ST are distinguishable on EKG. P waves are due to depolarization of the atria from natural pacemaker cells in the right Atria. SVT are from pacemaker cells in the AV node (between atrium and ventricles). SVT are by nature EKG rhythms without p waves. ST is a time period between the QRS complex and the T wave. In SVT the ST period is still present. ...Read more
Can lupus directly impact the brain? Myoclonic seizures, major depression, GAD, major mood swings. No official diagnosis, but positive for antibodies.
A few comments: Yes, lupus cerebritis can occur. Spinal fluid measure of P-ribosomal protein might help. Your myoclonic seizures could be Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, and could benefit from Depakote or Keppra (levetiracetam). Your emotional state could be assessed by psychiatry. Recommend you see a neurologist, and have all of this looked at thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have miminal left precordial rrpolorazation distubance with low and flat T in V4 V5 V6. With a P/PR 103ms/108ms with QRS 87ms heartrate 130?
Predominantly sinus rhythm, with evidence of 2:1AV heart block (type II). 3rd degree block reported, now thought to be 2 beat P wave asystole. worry?
Had EEG done. I was WIDE AWAKE (taken ADD medince that morning )results stated theta waves, rapid eye movement, and facial twitches. Normal results?
90% normal: Spikes and sharp waves are abnormal. Most other waves are pretty normal. The facial "twitch" could potentially be interpreted as abnormal based on the clinical scenario. ...Read more
During sleep background activity consist of symmetrically bisynchonous, fairly developed medium voltage 4-5 Hertz theta waves seen best posteriorly. ?
Normal for age: I suspect you've left out some additional information but this appears to be normal for his age to me. The posterior rhythm they mention may be a tad slow but then, again this is during sleep with eyes closed so it's fine. Are they looking for seizures or is he very lethargic? Looks like pneumonia is under condition so I'm wondering if he's battling with that now or that's a previous condition ...Read more
deep twaves v3 greater than 3mm more shallow t waves v4 with lexiscan new , EKG showed twave invert v1-v3 before stress test concern?
Ask your own doctor: Please ask your own physician about these results. S/he knows you & your history, and can both interpret your study and advise you. ...Read more
T wave inversions noted at faster HR. ST depressions with T wave inversions noted during maximal HR. –Tech's notes; why no comment from cardiologist?
How big of a red flag for autism is asymmetrical crawling. My baby is 8 months old and also will twirl her arm and wave left hand up and down on occas?
It's more of a red : flag that she needs a neurological exam by her pediatrician. Depending on prenatal, perinatal & post-natal history, there may have been changes in development of the white matter of her brain on the side opposite the extremities she disregards or doesn't use as well. If deep tendon reflexes & muscle tone/strength are asymmetrical, an MRI & pediatric neurology consult are warranted. ...Read more
Disconnected: Autism is a disorder characterized by qualitative impairments in communication and social interaction, with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviors and interests. Abnormal development is present before the age of 3 years.   there is a history of language delay (single-word or phrase speech delay) and 25% of children lose previously acquired language skills (regression). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Developmental dis. : It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under the category of pervasive developmental disorders. It's affects can be severe to mild which will impact when it is first recognized and diagnosed. There are usually deficits in speech/ language, sensory integration, social interactions and cognitive processing. Early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention is key to improving outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mostly genetic.: More and more genetic links to autism and autism spectrum disorders (asd's) are being found; there's even genetic testing available for siblings of patients with asd's to see if they have it, too. Good studies have shown there's no link to vaccines. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or something related if one or more of your biological parents have it. But, genetics is very far away from being able to predict what child will get it, given the parent's symptoms. If this is your concern, find a genetic counselor for the latest... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: I have several kids in my practice that carried the ASD (autism spectrum disorder) label while young were really just late talkers and have gone on to function well. Part of the difficulty is created by the lack of a definitive test (like a broken leg on x ray) and the need schools have to label a child in some way to justify the special tutoring or instruction they receive. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in different degrees in different people. From my perspective, some with partial symptoms, not enough for a formal diagnosis, still can benefit from treatment to improve. ...Read more
Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to. ...Read more
Autism spectrum: Autism spectrum disorders are a set of complex neurobehavioral disorders that include social impairments, communication problems, and fixed, repetitive stereotypical movements. The most severe form of disorder in this group is classical autism -- but there are also milder forms known previously as asperger's. There's much more info than 400 characters will allow: http://tinyurl.Com/6y86go. ...Read more
Very: There is no "official" age at which the diagnosis can be formulated, however, some of the criteria is only observable (or the lack thereof) after the kid is supposed to reach a milestone (verbal skills, etc). Review the criteria dsm4 and you will have a clear idea of why. That said, some genetic diseases ( deletions, isodicentrism, etc) associated with autistic features can be diagnosed at any age. ...Read more
Lack of social skill: Autism usually presents with a delay in language skills and lack of social skills. Watch for eye contact which should be present but often is not in autism. They frequently do not respond to their name and often have repetitive and unusual behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Autism is a label used for a pattern of behavioral, social and learning issues that arise from a poorly defined origin. Supportive care helps the kid over his/her lifetime and most see some improvement. However, no one treatment or group of treatments will cure this process.Ongoing research should help us understand what helps the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your PCP first.: Have your pcp refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist to evaluate the autism then go to the social security office and apply for disability. You can get an application on line. You can contact the social security office and get help from their staff on how to fill the appropriate forms. Once the forms are submitted, they will let you you know if he is qualified ...Read more