Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental neurological disorder characterized by difficult and defective social interaction, social communication (verbal and nonverbal), and restricted, repetitive behavioral pattern. They lack attention. They may or may not develop language, intellectual, and motor skills. If they acquire these skills, they can be delayed. Elderly parents, prematurity, and low birth weight are attributed to its etiology. Treatment options include behavioral therapy and medications.
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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 icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asperger 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. Pe... Read Full »
Can autism result in behavior change in a 5-year-old?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is extremely sensitive to loud sounds. When he gets angry, he lashes out at everyone. He breaks things. When I tried to talk about this with him, he ignores to talk. He was well on his potty training and he was going to the bathroom every time without any accide... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Autism is a spectrum and it is not just one or two symptoms. After visiting a relative, he is not pooping in the toilet and so it can be the cause. Children do not say anything but they observe and learn. Rather than asking him, you can use different parenting technique... Read Full »
Are my symptoms related to autism or bipolar disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, I am waiting for an assessment of autism spectrum disorder. In the past few years, I have been misdiagnosed with bipolar, and my current diagnosis is borderline personality disorder. But, I am not sure whats going on really. I am 100 % confident that I am ASD, as it covers my "base per... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not appear to be related to autism spectrum disorder. It goes more in favor of bipolar disorder with a current episode of mania. A personality disorder can also be there. The differential diagnoses are: 1) Bipolar disorder. 2) Emotionally unstable personali... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 suffer from depression, burnouts, and meltdowns because of autism spectrum disorder. Are antidepressants helpful in treating it?
Query: Hello doctor,I want to contact you to inquire about anti-depressive treatment in persons affected by autism spectrum syndrome (ASS), for instance, Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism in adults.Is there any antidepressant effective for ASS, especially molecules like Tranylcypromine parnate (... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Antidepressants usually do not seem to affect core symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder. I did not see any clinical patient with autistic spectrum disorder with Tranylcypromine. We do not usually suggest an antidepressant medicine to an autistic spectrum patient in... Read Full »
After turning 2, my son stopped talking logical words. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old. At one and a half years, he was able to talk and copy words fluently but after 2 plus, he stopped talking logical words. He can copy words if he wants though. He has fear of darkness and instant high volume sound. Night watching is also a habit (10 to 12 nights/... Read Full »
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, the child might have autism spectrum disorders. It will be worthwhile to see a developmental pediatrician or a pediatric neurodevelopmental consultant. You need to carry or record his preschool behavior chart when visiting the consultant. If tre... Read Full »
How to know whether my son has autism?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3.2 years old. He has a speech delay and lack of response. We have done his IQ test, and there is no autism in the result. He is hitting himself and grinding teeth. We are very frustrated by his acts. He will do more once we say no to his activity. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The IQ test does not decide autism. It is determined by the clinical symptoms and signs in your child. Some important signs are disinterest in surroundings, delayed learning skills, delayed language, and repetitive and aggressive behavior. If these are present in your... Read Full »
How to know if my 4-year-old son is an autistic child?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a 4 year old son, and I am a working woman. Recently, I took my son to a doctor to get him treated for a common cold. The doctor asked me about his communication skill as he has doubt that he might be having autism. My husband got angry hearing that there is something wrong with o... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Autistic children exhibit impaired social interaction, impaired language in social contacts, and repetitive behavior patterns. There is a spectrum of disorders ranging from mild to severe symptoms. It may be associated with mental retarda... Read Full »
What medical testing could detect an autism spectrum disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to diagnose ASD syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) through an MRI, a set of DaT Scan images, genetic test analysis, or other procedures? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and explain that there is no specific test to diagnose ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Anyway, a genetic test can be tried because a mutation in the TPH2 (Tryptophan hydroxylase 2) gene on chromosome ... Read Full »