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Tremors And Autism Linked
My 14 month old sits on his knees raises his hands (usually around bright lights) , grunts, shakes, and exhales. He is delayed. Is this autism?
Only 1 symptom: The diagnosis of autism requires your child to have a certain number of criteria to make the diagnosis. While the movement you are describing sounds like it might meet be one of the criteria, there must be a constellation of criteria to actually diagnose. You need to see a professional who is skilled in this area so appropriate diagnosis can be made and the right treatment initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
Not likely : Unless a toy has been inappropriately constructed they have not for years nor should they now have lead in them. Paint should not contain lead either. This means that the risk of exposure to lead has significantly decreased for most children in this country but the incidence of autism has increased significantly. There are serious consequences of lead exposure that are neurologic but not autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fraudulent data: Several studies have disproven the link, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield. An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr, wakefield lost his license. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Autism is usually diagnosed by around age 2-4 years. Most children receive the bulk of their childhood vaccinations during the first 4 years of life. This is a case of guilt by association. Autism has a variety of causes but most experts do not believe it is caused or activated by vaccinations. You should always discuss risks and benefits associated with vaccinations with your child's provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Active research: There does seem to be an increased risk for schizophrenia in the autistic population and there are been some genetic markers identified that share some similarity in the two disorders. Having said that the majority of patients with autism will not develop schizophrenia and vice versa. As our understanding of genetics increases we will hopefully learn more about cause, treatment, and prevention. ...Read more
Read article today saying courts have confirmed MMR and autism link. My son is getting ready to get his 1 year shots! what do I do? Help!
There is no link: There has not been a study that has passed muster with the medical comminity that has linked MMR or any other immunization with the develoopment of Autism. At best it an urban myth. those who claim a link are preying on families desterate to find a cuase of their child's autism. do not fear having your child immunized. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
False associations : The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy, now autism over the past 30 yrs. Each time science has proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene or chromosome linked defect.Future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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