Autism is a complicated communication and behavior disorder and may display learning difficulties. It is diagnosed in children before three years of age which includes symptoms like lack of eye contact with people, increased sensitivity to sounds, sights, touches, and lighting, repeating things, robotic voice, etc. Asperger's syndrome, childhood integrative disorder, autistic disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder are the syndromes associated with autism. Although there is no treatment for autism, behavior and communication therapy and medications make a difference in the child's development.

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My 10-month-old daughter is having symptoms of autism spectrum behavior. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,My 10-month-old daughter has albinism and has been exhibiting behavior that I suspect may indicate ASD. She does not consistently respond to her name, she rocks back and forth when playing during the day, and she recently started hitting her head against objects, often during nighttime. Sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Some of the behaviors you mentioned, such as not consistently responding to her name, rocking back and forth, and hitting her head against objects could be indicative of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is important to note that there is no known link between albinism a...  Read Full »

Will a child operated for ASD have any problem in the future?

Query: Hello doctor,We, husband and wife, are (A+) in the same blood group. Also, our son is in the same blood group (A+). He also had an ASD problem treated and surgery also completed. Will there be any problem for him in the future?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the surgery was done at an earlier age then the prognosis is good. Prognosis also depends on the size of ASD and whether a pulmonary vascular obstruction is present or not. If no pulmonary vessel obstruction is present then the prognosis is very good. As far as ri...  Read Full »

Is speech development delayed in cerebral palsy?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 18 months of age. She was born at 38 weeks due to placenta failure and oxygen issues. She was 5 lbs 10 ounces at birth and was healthy (did not have to stay in the NICU). She hit all of her milestones in terms of rolling over, crawling and walking (walked at 14.5 months...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the situation you are facing with your child. As there is no history of perinatal insult and NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) stay at birth, cerebral palsy could be less likely at this early age to diagnose. The description you made is more of a like to ...  Read Full »

Is there a specific doctor who diagnosis autism in adults?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to ask about autism in adults. I am a 21-year-old adult. I have a confirmed diagnosis of anxiety disorder. I have done much research and searched online about autism. I viewed some possible symptoms of autism online. Some of them told me that I have it. I have also done some researc...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your feelings. Autism spectrum disorder causes problems in three main areas. It causes problems in social interactions, verbal and nonverbal communications, and changes in repetitive or ritualistic behaviors. The common symptoms of autism in adults are diff...  Read Full »

I have memory issues, problems typing, anorexia, stress, and temple bone deformity. Is it due to autism?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having memory issues and issues typing on my phone, like forgetting words. I am under a lot of mental stress, and I have anorexia. I have had a CT scan which revealed I have autism, and I have been told not to panic. Is there a structural change in my right temple region? Coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Considering the history and development of new symptoms like memory issues, forgetting words, and typing problems, as well as the presence of a structural abnormality in your right temporal lobe, I suggest you to u...  Read Full »

Though my EEG and MRI reports are normal, my laboratory reports reveal low vitamin D, iron, and vitamin B12 levels. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female with a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weigh around 210 pounds. I have suffered from vocal and motor tics for the past three years. The first week was just motor tics; they were almost constant and consisted of head jerks, left eye blinking, and shoulder jerks. Then, before I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. As you rightly said, if both the motor and vocal tics are persistent for more than a year, then it is termed Chronic tic disorder (Tourette's syndrome). Usually, tics are present from an early age, and from your...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old son with autism and ADHD is very aggressive. How do I manage him?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 11 years old with autism and ADHD. He is very aggressive and hits himself and us. We were already giving Tablet Zyprexa 10 mg to him.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Children with autism and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can sometimes be aggressive in their behavior for different reasons. Is he verbal or non-verbal? Does he have any intellectual disability? 2. Tablet Zyprexa (Olanzapine) is an antipsychotic med...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from autism and has been throwing tantrums recently. What can I do to calm him?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is nearing his 20s and suffering from autism from birth. His hearing got impaired, and he has a cochlear implant. Autism was detected later. He does all his daily chores by himself. No other physical disability is present. However, he repeats sentences 40 to 50 times, and we have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to can understand your concern.He has been diagnosed with autism and is given tablet Risperidone to control his behavioral issues. However, if his anxiety persists, I think he should be given some drugs to control anxiety.I suggest you take (consult with a specialist doctor...  Read Full »

Do multiple spreading sore-like protrusions around the eyes cause blindness?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year old nephew with autism had a swollen right eye four days ago, which turned into infection with multiple sore like protrusions around the eye. It is now spreading to the left eye. The doctors at the children's hospital have no idea what it is, but they have not ruled out herpes. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The condition looks like herpes blepharitis and conjunctivitis. In children, we suggest oral Acyclovir and have to observe his cornea as it may spread to the cornea also. He has to be kept under observation by a pediatric ophthalmologist. Consult your specialist doctor,...  Read Full »

How much vitamin B12 is safe while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 years old female, and I am ten weeks, four days pregnant. I am a vegetarian, and before I was pregnant, I would intermittently take a vitamin B12 supplement. I found the bottle two weeks ago, and without thinking about it, I started taking it daily in addition to my prenatal vi...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Oral absorption of vitamin B12 is a complex process and all the vitamins taken orally are not completely absorbed. You mentioned that you took the tablet intermittently and did not mention the exact frequency. Most studies are on patients taking high doses of vitamin B1...  Read Full »

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