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Doctor insights on: What Causes Hand Flapping In Children With Aspergers Syndrome

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Do people with asperger's or autism do hand flapping?

Do people with  asperger's or autism do hand flapping?

Sometimes: This movement can be common, can be present all the time or can only be there a little bit, or sometimes not at all. Each individual with autism is an individual. If it is present, i consider it significant. If it is absent it doesn't mean autism is not present. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Hand Flapping (Definition)

Hand flapping is a clinical finding in which a person outstretches their arms and raises their hands as if to stop traffic and they are unable to maintain this position, with the hand instead flapping downward. This can occur with a liver disease complication ...Read more


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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the signs for aspergers syndrome in children?

Doctors, what are the signs for aspergers syndrome in children?

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

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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...Read more

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Help? I believe my boyfriend may have mild aspergers syndrome?

Help? I believe my boyfriend may have mild aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers: Consider showing him this! check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Can you advise for getting gift for friend with aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers and Gifts: Consider the persons developmental age more than their actual age and think about any special interests they may have. Some gifts that may work are: PlayableART Balls or Cubes, Archiquest, Pin Art, Reverse Charades or a Waterball Aquarium. ...Read more

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Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

Maybe: There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers. The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indicated the lower amounts of oxytocin produced could be implicated in social awkwardness of neuropsychiatric disorders. But did not have a cause & effect relationship. The hypothalamus is the last common neural pathway for social interaction in mammals. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of a patient with aspergers syndrome be?

Normal exectancy: Individuals with aspergers disorder do not have any specific related conditions that would shorten the life span of an affected individual. ...Read more

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Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Aspergers: Not exactly sure what your question means but if you want to understand a little bit about asperger's you can start by watching this short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Hello I am called charlie and I have aspergers syndrome.I am also a clinical psychiatrist.I would like another psychiatrist's if I should have risper?

Hello I am called charlie and I have aspergers syndrome.I am also a clinical psychiatrist.I would like another psychiatrist's if I should have risper?

13 years old?: I'm sorry, but only adults can use healthtap, and your age is listed as 13 years. You would also be the first 13-year-old "clinical psychiatrist" I have ever met. The time required to complete that training is 12 years, so you would have had to start college at 1 year of age. Please ask your parents and/or your doctor to explain about risperdal. Best wishes anyway. ...Read more