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What are the first signs of autism in baby?

What are the first signs of autism in baby?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns.Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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


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What are the first signs of depression?

What are the first signs of depression?

Sxs of depression: It varies. With women, libido (sex drive) is one of the first things to go. (caution - this is not an official diagnostic symptom, and there are also other causes for it). With both sexes, it could start with "trouble sleeping, " then "trouble concentrating" or loss of interest in hobbies. Usually it does not announce itself with acute suicidal thinking: this is a later development. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of depression?

What are the first signs of depression?

Varies: It varies, but usually a decrease in the interest, energy & motivation, unexplained fatigue & exhauastion, increase in the level of irritability, decreased or irregular sleep, decrease social engagement & increased isolation, loss of pleasure & feelings of less fulfillment from activities that used to be fulfilling to the person, any of the above can be an early sign of depression. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of tourettes?

What are the early signs of tourettes?

See below.: Tourette syndrome is characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics beginning before adulthood. People with tourette's typically have repetitive, stereotyped movements or vocalizations, such as blinking, sniffing, facial movements, or tensing of muscle groups. Patients can also have adhd, obsessive-compulsive disorder, poor impulse control, and other behavioral issues. Symptoms can vary over time. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of diebates?

What are the first signs of diebates?

Kinda subtle: Diabetes is failure of the body to regulate blood sugar levels so you end up with persistent elevation of sugar in your blood . The reasons for this vary and not all diabetics are overweight. Some of the initial symptoms include feeling tired, being thirsty a lot , frequent urination, weight changes. The screening for this disease is pretty straightforward and early detection is crucial. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of lupus?

What are the first signs of lupus?

Variable, see below: Fatigue and fever, joint pain, stiffness and swelling, butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose, skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure, raynaud's phenomenon shortness of breath, chest pain, dry eyes headaches, confusion, memory loss for additional information consult this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lupus/ds00115/dsection=symptom. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bipolar?

What are the signs of bipolar?

Large mood swings,: Racing thoughts, increased irritability, grandiosity, increased multi-tasking, decreased need for sleep, increased sexual acting out, irresponsible spending, and increased impulsivity. Mood stabilizing medications such as lithium work well. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of hiv?

What are the first signs of hiv?

...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. If concerned about HIV exposure, see a doctor about getting tested. There are effective treatment options for hiv. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism?

What are the symptoms of autism?

ASD: Due to wide range of symptoms, in 2013 , it is called autism spectrum disorder.Early diagnosis is important. It can help make gains in language and social skills. ASD affects mainly 3 different areas. Social interaction communication(verbal and nonverbal) behaviors and interests. Please see a good child developmental pediatric specialist. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of schizoprenia?

What are the early signs of schizoprenia?

Hearing voices: You may experience depression in high school, then begin to hear a voice when you are alone occasionally. You may begin to feel "different" than others, and believe people are watching you or out to get you. Hallucinations are key. ...Read more

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What are the possible signs of autism in infants?

What are the possible signs of autism in infants?

Autism: Early red flags for autism are the following: no babbling, no pointing, no gestures by 12 months of age, no any word by 16 months of age, no 2 word sentences or any loss of language skills by 24 months of age. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of ALS?

What are the first signs of ALS?

Fasciculations: Initially, most would report finding flickering of hand muscles, followed by weakness in scattered areas of the body. Muscle atrophy follows. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of rsi?

What is RSI?: Rsi is not an established medical acronym; what does it stand for? ...Read more

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What are the early signs of autism in kids?

What are the early signs of autism in kids?

A few things: Red flags include poor eye contact, speech delays, not seeking comfort if scared or hurt, not liking to be held, odd movements that are symmetric on the left and right side of the body, and little interest in social interactions. ...Read more

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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read more

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What are the earliest signs of autism in a child?

What are the earliest signs of autism in a child?

Some early signs are: decreased eye-to-face gaze at any time & ABSENCE OF social smile by 2 mos., reciprocal gooing & cooing by 4 mos., raising arms to be picked up & babbling @ 6 mos., imitating " pat-a-cake", etc. & consistent turning to name @ 9 mos., responsive wave "bye" @ 10 mos., & pointing with index finger for wants @ 12 mos. Having bizarre jargon (e.g., "digga-digga") is also a clue. See firstsigns.org. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a sociopath?

Disregard: Sociopaths show a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights and feelings of others. They often lack empathy although they are usually very good at feigning such. They are also very egocentric, thinking only of themselves. ...Read more

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What are the signs of SCID?

What are the signs of SCID?

Serious infections: SCID is an immune deficiency present at birth. MDs think about this when infants have several serious illness early on. Texas tests for this on their newborn screens to help in early detection. This article may help answer more of your questions. http://www.scid.net/ ...Read more

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What are the first signs of being suicidal?

What are the first signs of being suicidal?

Warning signs: Most people who are suicidal show signs, e.g., serious emotional crisis, depression, pessimism, hopelessness, social withdrawal, heavy alcohol or drug use, increased impulsive or risky behavior, talking about a strong wish to die, making a suicide plan, giving prized possessions away, impulsive purchase of a gun or obtaining poisons or medications for killing oneself, or unexpected rage or anger. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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