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ASD or autism spectrum disorders cause neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a person's ability to perceive things and socialize with others. Asperger's syndrome, autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and childhood disintegrative are all considered spectrum disorders.

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What is the link between ASD and brain functioning?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been reading about autism spectrum disorders and how they relate to the brain. Can you explain how neuroimaging helps in understanding these disorders on a deeper level? Also, I have heard something about proteins being involved. Could you shed some light on that connection and i...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your interest in the scientific underpinnings of ASD (Autism spectrum disorders) is commendable. By leveraging neuroimaging and proteomic research, we are gaining deeper insights into these multifaceted neurodevelopmental conditions. ...  Read Full »

My daughter does not interact and has social anxiety. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My six-year-old daughter has been showing certain symptoms for several years. She does not talk at all, though she is not dumb. She chooses not to interact verbally; instead, she communicates through gestures. Earlier, she used to say simple words like 'mama' and 'papa' and frame simple s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are elated to have you on board at I can understand your concern about your daughter's communication and social behavior. It is understandable to worry when your child's development seems different. Your description of your daughter's limited verbal comm...  Read Full »

I have few questions about ASD. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I am interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorders as my sister's son is affected by ASD. Can you provide information on the different types of ASD, common characteristics, and any recent developments in the understanding or management of autism? Kindly suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajdeep Haribhai Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in early childhood and is characterized by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, markedly aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities...  Read Full »

Is surgery needed to patch my secundum atrial septal defect?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I have been diagnosed with 3.3 cm secundum ASD in the right atrium. The catheterization process failed to patch the ASD and now the cardiologist is advising a surgical process. Is this correct? There are no symptoms of chest pain. No breathing or lifestyle issu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is certainly possible. It is a large ASD (atrial septal defect). One can patch the ASD up to around 3.6 cm, but it also depends on multiple factors like rims available to hold the ...  Read Full »

I am a 36-year-old male with two open heart surgeries for VSD and ASD closure. My echocardiogram readings have abnormal observations. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male with two open heart surgeries for VSD and ASD closure, followed by aortic valve replacement. I have been on Acitrom 7 mg and Betaloc 100 mg daily once with PT INR last reading of 2.11. Yesterday, I went for a checkup, and my echocardiogram has the following observa...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let us discuss the echocardiographic finding. LVEF (left ventricular ejection fraction) is 55 %, which is good. It is the capacity of the heart. IVS (intact ventricular septum) partition between the left and right ventricle and atrium is int...  Read Full »

What is Asperger syndrome called nowadays?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when I was 13 years of age. I am 22 now. How does the DSM-5 change that disorder?  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi,Welcome to was previously regarded as a separate disorder, but now it is categorized as a form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder). ASD includes, Autism. Asperger disorder. Childhood disintegrative disorder. Perva...  Read Full »

There is pulmonary hypertension after ASD closure surgery. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has pulmonary hypertension after autism spectrum disorder (ASD) closure surgery. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Did the pulmonary hypertension occur only after ASD closure? Before closure was there pulmonary hypertension? The treatment depends on the severity of hypertension. So, is her pulmonary hypertension mild moderate or severe? If you cannot tell about severity, kindly uploa...  Read Full »

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