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What Percentage Of Individuals With Autism Or Asperger Syndrome Get Married
Unknown?: As far as i know there have been no definitive studies on this subject in this country. There have been some studies done on this in england(and you could look them up) but nothing concrete. My take on this subject is that the higher the level of functioning the individual has the more things/experiences they will have in his/her life. Try to be supportive and a resource/sounding board. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is the term for the legal/religious contact between two individuals who make a committment to each other, sometimes out of love, but sometimes for financial or other reasons. It is not defined in the bible and marriage in fact is a recent development of the past 400 years or so related to property ...Read more
Unknown: As far as i'm aware, those statistics are not known. The percentage for autism would be much lower than for both asperger's and for the general population. I wouldn't be surprised if the percentage for asperger's was similar or only slightly lower than the general population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't be sure: The spectrum of autism disorders includes a great variety of individuals across a wide rage of symptoms. Some of these individuals will have genetic syndromes that can be diagnosed, and genetic counselors may be able to determine the risk of passing on the abnormality. In many cases no cause can be identified. We do know that autism disorders can run in families, and we also see it with no history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's common: While i don't have a specific percentage, it's pretty common, and most of the kids i see have a sleep disorder of some sort. Sometimes it's difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, winding down, or having a correct day/night cycle. There are medications that can help, but consult with your pediatrician and / or a sleep expert to get a specific regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do those who have asperger's syndrome lack empathy, or is it just the the people with high functioning autism?
Visual disabilities: Marfan syndrome patients, if severe, can have disabilities involving vision, such as reading. Patients can have dislocated lens in the eyes (lens are out of position and cannot focus properly), retinal detachments (retina comes off the inside surface of the eyeballs), early cataracts (lens become cloudy), or early glaucoma (excess pressure inside the eyeballs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a whole range of aspergers types? I've met 3 people with aspergers and they are not alike.
Not really: The core issues of asperger's disorder are the same, and there are no subtypes, at least with current diagnosis. However, just as there many variations of people with no disorder, those with ad can be quite different in terms of severity of symptoms, overall intelligence, specific interests, and awareness of their difficulties and efforts they make to overcome them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Normally: I am not aware of any such research that would support that hypothesis. Individuals with asperger's disorder do not display any cognitive impairments and while they are speaking may be for a formalized, it does not necessarily mean they are themselves highly intelligent tend to be fairly intelligent. ...Read more
It there's need: If a person with asperger's needs an organ such as liver, heart, kidney, etc, s/he can be on the transplant list like anyone else. Transplant teams have established criteria for screening potential patients, though. They want to be sure the person will be able to participate in treatment and take care of themselves & their new organ. Asperger's alone would be unlikely to impair this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motor and vocal tics: Diagnostic criteria for tourette syndrome includes the presence of 2 or more motor tics and 1 or more vocal tics that start before the age of 21 and have been present for at least 12 months. The tics may come and go and may be simple or complex. There also should not be any medical cause for the tics. ...Read more
Very low: 99.5% of the time, there is just one child with rett syndrome in a family. This rare genetic condition occurs almost always in girls. It's caused by a mutation of the mecp2 gene on the x chromosome. The international rett syndrome foundation (http://www.Rettsyndrome.Org/) can be very helpful. ...Read more
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
What is the percentage of women with polycystic ovary syndrome who go through life with no children?
We don't know ...: We don't know as some women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) don't try to have kids or don't want to have children. Most women with pcos who do want to conceive can have children though. Some conceive with no fertility treatment, some need medications like glucophage, (metformin) Clomid or Femara (letrozole), while others need in vitro fertilization (ivf). See a fertility md if you want to get pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of people with down's syndrome passing this particular condition to their children?
Statistically 50%: A person with down syndrome has a statistical risk of 1 in 2 or 50% of passing on the extra 21 chromosome. However, there is decreased fertility in males and most do not father children. Females are more likely to reproduce but there is decreased survival of embtos with a 47 chromosome count, so actual risk is probably 30-40%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a severe case of bi polar, depression and parinoa. What are the chances my kids will inherit these traits?
It is possible : Mood disorder (major depression and bipolar disorder) can occur spontaneously but a lot of studies suggest they can be genetically related as well. Your kids are vulnerable to develop a mood disorder if you have one. Fortunately there are protective factors which can foster resilience in your children - including exercise, healthy diet, and a supportive psychological environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few in the beginning: Certain syndromes have multiple problems: genetic disorders affecting all organs. Secondary disorders such as obesity, osteoporosis, fractures and cancer may depend on the disease, lifestyle, and life expectancy of the original condition. Cerebral palsy may have both mental and physical components but is one disorder. Disability of hearing always comes with speech disorders. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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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