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What do you suggest if I sound like I might possibly have a form of autism?

What do you suggest if I sound like I might possibly have a form of autism?

If you have problems: in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impact your functioning at work & home, with poor conversational skills, monotonous speech & inability to understand that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want them to do, seek referral from your PCP to a psychiatrist & neuropsychologist for diagnostic evaluations. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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


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I have high functioning autism but i feel an urge to make weird sounds and do repetitive things?

I have high functioning autism but i feel an urge to make weird sounds and do repetitive things?

Tics: Hi your age is listed as 33. I wonder if you are asking about a child (?) it is fairly common for people with pdd to have some tics (habit movements and noises) these are very common in kids, even without pdd. Usually kids outgrow them in puberty, some don't tourette syndrome is the 'label' we give when vocal and motor tics persist for > 6 months some meds increase tics-eg stimulants for add. ...Read more

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I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds? Is there a drug for that?

I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds?  Is there a drug for that?

Tics: You have a good amount of insight into your condition! It is not unusual for kids and adults with HF Autism to make unusual sounds, and have repetitive movements. Whether to treat depends on the amount that these behaviors and urges are affecting you socially. See a good cognitive behavior therapist for starters and see if you can work towards suppressing the behaviors. Meds may follow. ...Read more

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Does it sound like autism is always a mental impairment?

Yes: To get any diagnosis, by defination there needs to be some level of functional impairment. However, many people with autism spectrum disorders can get adequate help to alleviate functional impairments. ...Read more

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Is the inability to focus on sounds a possible symptom of autism?

Could be?: Persons with autism spectrum disorder often have hypersensitivity to loud noises. They can have other sensory problems that could also cause hypo-sensitivity to noises. This child should have their hearing checked by a qualified audiologist. If hearing is normal, sensory issues can often be helped by a qualified pediatric occupational therapist. ...Read more

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My child has high functioning autism but feels an urge to make weird sounds that he can not stop?

One idea: Asperger's / high function autism can run with Tourette's. I have a physician colleague who has this and is easily managed by a specific medication. Best wishes. ...Read more

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9 month boy doesn't babble consonants, only vowels and gurling sounds like "aga " should I worry of speech delay or autism? All other dev are fine

9 month boy doesn't babble consonants, only vowels and gurling sounds like "aga " should I worry of speech delay or autism? All other dev are fine

Isolated speech: If this is the only issue, you have time to monitor and enhance this delay in speech/language. Work with your pediatrician. Likely you are seeing: he understands that objects continue to exist, even when they are not seen; responds to simple commands; responds to name; understands the meaning of no; imitates speech sounds; plays pat-a-cake or peek-a-boo; waves bye. Stimulate vocab by "see ; say". ...Read more

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My nephew is 14 months old. he is attentive but can not speak words but otherwise makes babbling sounds. doctor said go for autism test. little depres?

Mgt: The autism screening questionnaire by the American Academy of Pediatrics can be used initially. I would also suggest a hearing test. Sometimes children who do not hear well have delayed verbal skills. In the meantime, spending time reading to your nephew and reviewing words in an interactive way can improve speech. ...Read more

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Speech delay or autism? 3 y/o- says few words but no sentences. knows letters n sounds, helps with clothes/shoes, etc. no mom, dad, hungry, eat, etc.

Speech delay=sure: Whether this is part of autism or a speech/language issue can only be determined by a full evaluation.If you are in the US, there is a program called Child Find operated in all public school districts.Their job is to take any kid 3 and over and identify their special needs and try to make the kid school ready by 6.Contact special services in the area you live and get started. ...Read more

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Do children who are bilingual have behaviors like autism?

Do children who are bilingual have behaviors like autism?

No: There is no reason for a child learning more han one language to have autistic beahviors unless they are autistic. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more