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Can "hand flapping" be from something besides autism?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I am not clear what you are seeing.
The impt.Thing is to do is speak with your doctor and clear this up.

In brief: Yes

I am not clear what you are seeing.
The impt.Thing is to do is speak with your doctor and clear this up.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Some individuals (adults and child) engage in repetitive movements because they find it pleasurable--it's called stereotypic movement disorder. If there no problems with social interactions or language abnormalities, it typically is benign and self limiting.
That said, i agree with dr. Hoffman that, if you are concerned, an assessment would be well justified.

In brief: Yes

Some individuals (adults and child) engage in repetitive movements because they find it pleasurable--it's called stereotypic movement disorder. If there no problems with social interactions or language abnormalities, it typically is benign and self limiting.
That said, i agree with dr. Hoffman that, if you are concerned, an assessment would be well justified.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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