Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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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 »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

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 our...  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 »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

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 »

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 »


Dr. Deepak Patel

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 »

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 »


Dr. Anuj Khandelwal

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 techn...  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 »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

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, repetitive and aggressive behavior. If these are present in your ch...  Read Full »

How to deal with my son's behavioral problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5.5 years old with developmental delay, speech delay and poor motor skills. He is always hitting, biting and scratching other kids or me when he is upset for any reason. I do not know how to deal with this. I have tried many things, but nothing works. Also, he has a 9 year ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Young children with delayed milestones are at high risk of conditions like ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactive disorder) or autism or even behavioral problems. Probably, he needs a careful evaluation to find these problems. Having said that, try...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son's speech is not clear. Does he have autism?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He was delayed in speech. Now, he started talking, but he is not clear. I consulted a doctor, and he suggested Sizodon 0.5 every day for tics. Yesterday, his preschool skills and LD were evaluated, and they said he has LD. Is there any problem with the above medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is showing delayed milestone. He may have autism. Tablet Sizodone contains Risperidone that is centrally acting anticholinergic drug. It has its own side effects, but you can definitely use it if there are tics. It should be taken after consultation with a n...  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 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 »

My son suffers with speech impairment at the age of 4. What is the cause?

Query: Hi, I son is just turned 4, but he is not able to speak properly, you can say he has speech impairment. He is going school, his teacher says he is good in Acadmics such as he know colour names, he recognize all alphabets, he knows numbers and shapes, he love dancing. But he is not understand comman...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello sir I can understand how difficult it must be for you to to go through all this. Seeing your child go through this must be very difficult. from what I gather from the reports that you have uploaded it seems that your child might be having something in the autism spectrum disorder range. Now t...  Read Full »

What are the signs of communication problems in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, I have twins, a boy and a girl aged 2 years. I noticed that the girl advanced in skills than the boy. In the first few months of life, my son was faster than his sister in the growth and everything. And then, it was reversed. I am a graduate of psychology. I have a brother suffering f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query with keen interest and understand your concerns. Before making any opinions I need to inform you that take the things in objective manner and not on emotions I understand there is history of autism in the family and it does not mean your c...  Read Full »

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