Question?: Treatment For Autism Medication

David asks…

What would cause numbness in my fingers?

When I wake up my little and ring finger have a numb, tingling sensation. It can last for hours, or feel awkward all day. I’m 31 my dad died of Lou Ger rigs and my grandmother died of Parkinson’s. If you don’t understand the correlation between these things please don’t respond. Also I don’t want ANY “go to the Dr” responses.
I would love a response from someone in the medical community.

admin answers:

1. Blocked energy in brain and spinal cord.
2. Diabetes.
3. Heart related issue.
However, notwithstanding the cause, U may try acupressure techniques and details are as follows.

U may study the appended literature on acupressure, discuss with family members and friends and understand the concept, which is very easy. Then U may check for Urself Ur ailment and the affected organs.
Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies:

Prevention * & Cure* of any Disease/Syndrome/Disorder:—
In any ailment [acute as well as chronic] and emergencies, Acupressure techniques come to Ur rescue, not only for instant diagnosis, but also for giving some prevention of any disease[s] and perceivable relief/cure.
Acupressure techniques— Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels.
Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels
With Ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

Instant Diagnosis of any disease and or the affected organ[s]:
Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
If the particular point is tender on pressure by Ur thumb, U can note that that particular organ[s] is/are affected. U can indulge in instant diagnosis of any disease and or the affected organ[s].

Dorsal side of Palms & soles to diagnose & treat ailments of eyes, spine, breast cancer, etc., :

PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,—an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.
Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India— cured and caused to cure more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases—Dr.Devendra Vora has analyzed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 7 Year Old

Joseph asks…

My 4 year old cousin might have mild autism?

I think my 4 year old cousin may have a mild form of autism. I have lived with him along with his brother and parents for three months, before which I had worked supporting a lady with Aspergers syndrome for 9 months, and by doing so learned more about the autistic spectrum than the average layperson. My cousins’ teacher has already suspected him of having verbal dyspraxia and as a result he is having a speech therapist come see him several times a week. But there seems to be a lot of other issues that could be linked to autism.
1. He really doesn’t like physical contact with humans (or animals) he will hit the roof if anyone so much as hugs him or pats him on the head/shoulder, and he is utterly mortified by a kiss on the forehead. If his parents ever ask him to hug someone, say to apologize or say goodbye, he does so briefly and it seems very forced even if he obviously has genuine affection for that person.
2. He never tells us when he needs the toilet, a good day is when he wets himself only once. Often its two or three times, plus pooing his pants once or twice a day. We keep trying to potty train him, I may not have kids of my own but I’m sure that isn’t normal.
3. He is barely coherent. I’m generally pretty good at understanding folk, no matter what their difficulty is, but I still have to work hard to make out what he is trying to tell me, sometimes even the parents haven’t a clue. This can be very distressing for him.
4. He has little or no focus. Unless he is doing one of his highly detailed drawings.
5. He often is very angry, defiant, stubborn, and can be extremely aggressive, not to mention loud.
6. He is very sensitive to and fussy about tastes, textures, noises etc.
7. Although he is clearly bright, some of the observations he makes are illuminating, his parents and I expend a lot of energy trying to get him to do simple things.
8. He has some beginnings of OCD like behaviors, such as toys being lined up in a certain way. If his 2 year old brother moves something by just an inch he flips out and hits him.

I’m sure I haven’t listed everything.
My brother and I have mild dyspraxia, him more so than I. My father now gone, fits a dyspraxic case study I read perfectly. The cousin in question is my fathers nephew. Although there is no proof that dyspraxia is hereditary my family tree says otherwise. However my cousin seems to me to have a far more severe case than just dypraxia. I have trawled through the internet and have found few remotely useful pages, I feel as though I would be able to support my cousin better than some If I were to have the right info and advice. Please help.

admin answers:

As the mother of an autistic son and aunt of an aspergers teen, I’d say you’re on target. At the least, he has definite sensory and behavioral issues that need to be addressed. You must encourage his parents to have him tested by a licensed Child Developmental Specialist. Don’t rely on testing by his preschool as they not only don’t have the properly qualified staff (certified is not an MD).

The sooner he receives a proper and “complete” diagnosis (so far they are only treating one symptom, not the overall condition or other symptoms), the sooner his family and school will be able to introduce therapies that can help him and them. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it will be. With him scheduled to go into kindergarten soon, your timing is very limited as he will only be assigned IEPs and necessary modifications for 1st grade and on, only if he’s officially diagnosed.

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Question?: Autism Signs In Older Children

Paul asks…

18 month old signs of autism? ?

My son is 18 months old and whenever he is in a sitting position he rocks back and forth and makes a humming sound. He’s been doing this pretty much since he could sit up. He’s very aware of his surroundings, he responds to his name, makes eye contact, points, waves bye bye. He does use a few words, maybe 5 or 6. The thing that worries me a little is he does have some strange habits besides the rocking, If he’s sitting on the couch rocking, you have to be a certain distance from him. He doesn’t like anything or anyone to touch him. If his socks aren’t both on the same way he gets upset until I fix them. If his blanket isn’t perfectly placed over him he gets upset. Just some strange obsessive things he does. He’s started breaking out in random screaming tantrums. (but that could be normal I guess) he repeats himself (again, could be normal since he’s learning to talk) he plays with his hair.
Does it sound like he may have autism? Or be on the autism spectrum. Not to be rude but Please don’t google information for me. Ive already done that and I’d like to hear from people who have experience with autistic children.

He has a doctor appointment this month so I will bring my concern up with his doctor. Just wanted some advice in the mean time.

Thanks for your help!

admin answers:

Hi Amanda:

I am a medical student, AND my brother has autism. So I have searched long and wide about this topic, and I bet you have discovered the same thing as I have – They are still learning about autism.

This is what I know in a very small nutshell – I hope it helps:

Let me start off by telling you what is “Normal” for a
1(1/2) year old child. Sorry if this is long I am trying to give you as much as I know. Please note every child is different AND may develop a little slower than others…

* Stack 3 blocks
* Throws a ball
* Scribbles on paper
* Climbs Stairs – one foot @ a time.

* Moves away from and the towards the mother ( this is known as rapprochement)
* Uses about 10 words
* Says his own name.

Okay now that these are outlined, normally autistic children are perceived by their parents as GENIUSES… Before the age of 4 they are above and beyond their peers in terms of cognitive development. By the time they reach 4 years of age, autistic children seem to just plateau as their peers now speed by them. Like you have mentioned autism has an array of symptoms and types hence why it is called a spectrum… Most children have a slight learning disability – but their main problem is the social aspect.

The humming and rocking does seem a little odd – though it might not be abnormal because you mentioned he is aware of his surroundings, usually they are in their own world. I think it is great you are looking into your child social development as well as physical – but keep in mind that it might be a little too early to tell… Because children under are not entirely social beings yet – they are still learning, in fact they only learn at around 3 years old how to play with others… It takes a long time.

So continue to watch your child’s development, and continue to expose him to as much as possible to stimulate his mind. I hope this helped a little bit…

My opinion is he might just be a fussy lil 18 month old that is causing his mommy to worry.

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Question?: What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jenny asks…

What exactly do Art Therapists do on a daily basis, and in what kinds of settings can they work?

I want to work with infants or children with special needs, preferably any of the following: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mental Retardation, mood disorders, learning disabilities, AD/HD, OCD, PTSD. I would prefer to work in a non-profit community setting, though I could also see myself in an educational setting.

admin answers:

Being an expressive arts therapist is fun! I work with abused kids for a non profit. You should also think about being trained in play therapy, as these compliment each other well. I draw with kids, paint, build/make things, etc. Often you don’t have to be very directive, their feelings just come out in their art. Sometimes i assign kids a project that has to do with what their issues are, like having a kid who is really anxious imagine and then draw a safe place. You can be really creative and groups are a lot of fun too. It is a good way for kids to express their feelings when they dont have the words. You can work in a school, for a non profit, a children’s home, community agencies like day treatment programs, in private practice, in psychiatric hospitals, mental health centers, or at a doctors office.

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Question?: Autistic Disorder

Donald asks…

What is the psychological distinction between an autistic persons actions and someone severely impaired by?

obsessive compulsive disorder? I know what both are, I’m seeking the exact distinction between them. Is there a single recognizable factor of each that separates them?
I have seen many people not “autistic” but are anti-social to the extent of not wanting to be touched or having fanatical repetitions. So what is the distinguishing difference I’m not seeing one. Is there a difference within the brain itself?
so when one of the OCD patients has disasociation of being it basically is the exact same thing.
grrrr sorry for the mispelling *disassociation

admin answers:

OCD is in touch with reality although relates to it in maldaptive ways whereas Autistic is not in touch with reality as he is withdrawn, dwells in his own world and relates to reality inappropriately. OCD falls under Neuroses, whereas Autism is Psychoses.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Spectrum Disorder In Children

Sandy asks…

question about medication treatment of autism?

– Are stimulants ever prescribed for autistics, considering their tendency to be focused on their internal world and inattentive to the outside world? If so, do they normally produce benefits for the individual, or do they tend to backfire? in this regard i’m referring to cases where add isn’t comorbid with autism.

admin answers:

Yes, stimulants and non-stimulant ADD meds are commonly prescribed off-label for persons with autism spectrum disorder. Sometimes the meds produce benefits (improved attention) for the person for whom they are prescribed. Other times, the side effects can be worse then the “benefits.” It all depends on the child. Sorry. This is one of those times it will either help or hurt and you can’t know until you try it. :-(

ADD meds exacerbated my young son’s meltdowns. But i know an adult with autism who swears by his add meds.

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Question?: Autism Signs In Infants

Sandra asks…

Anyone out there have a child with Celiac Disease?

I know all about celiac disease, I have it. :(…. It SUCKS!….lol
I started feeding my baby solids and my doctor gave me the go ahead to include gluten.
We are introducing the foods one at a time for 4 days.
A couple days into the oatmeal she did develop what looks like a rash around her mouth (moustache rash) also looks like chapped lips..
There are no other signs (diahorrea, diaper rash, gas)….

How did you discover your childs celiac disease?
(in my day they didnt really know what it was and i was very malnourished by the time they found out,.. they had to go into my intestine with a camera.)

What happens when your child as an allergy?

I will ask my doctor but it is saturday so im asking on here first. :)
I know it is neccessary to have eaten gluten in order to get a positive,…

indreamland, your child sounds like my own discovery except at a much younger age,… you and my mother probably have alot to talk about!!!!
I was 4 years old when they discovered Celiacs and was hospitalized for a couple weeks. Upon being transferred to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children (amazing hospital) they discovered what was wrong.
Among most of the same symptoms you describe, I was sleeping all day, only waking with enough energy to eat and very very skinny!

I am confused about the rash, she does have a pacifier and drool alot but she has been teething and drooling for a month now,..
I didnt think it was a Celiac symptom but I thought maybe when they are really young with celiacs they could show a rash….

admin answers:

Good luck. No one in my family has been diagonsed with Celiac’s, except my daughter. She is now 5 and was given a tenative diagnosis (positive blood work) at 4.

Here is why we had the blood tests done on her. At three months, she was classified as failure to thrive, unknown reason. At ten months, she had only gained 5 lbs from birth. The Dr. Recommended swiching to formula. Her one year check up she weighed 13 lbs for a total weight gain of 5.5 lbs. She was in the doctors monthly after that for yeast diaper rashes. (no I did not let her sit in her diapers, I wiped the area with a mix of baby soap and water (wipes were too harsh), and applied zinc oxide). She finally reached 20 pounds at 26 months. At 3 she complained of tummy aches (lots of gas) and frequently had diareah. Her behavior was difficult to say the least, frequent tantrums. At 3.5 she was evaluated for autism, because the doctor was concerned with the way she interacted with people in the office and the answers I gave on an evaluation she gave us. Autism was ruled out because she was way above the curve verbally and with her motor skills. At her 4 year appointment the doctor recommended more blood work, as she weighted all of 26 lbs. The doctor asked if I minded she if she was screened for Celiacs on a hunch, since blood was being drawn, I agreed. It came back positive. In the end, she has gained 10 lbs in one year on a gluetin free diet. Her behavior is drastically improved.

When my daughter has an allergy she has pain, she becomes very clingy to me, throw very severe tempertantrums, and diarreah. No rash, nothing that you can easily see.

So there is the story. Lots of little things and no answers.

Age does matter is a small way. An infant may have Celiac’s and test negative because of an undeveloped immune system. As they get older the IgG-antiglaidulin (sorry about the spelling) will increase. So when young false negatives can happen, but rarely false positives.

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Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo Answers

David asks…

Is it possible to take a incapacitated ward (without permission of co-guardians) out?

I have a friend who is under a full guardianship because of an Autism disorder. He is extremely high functioning and should be able to make his own decisions? Is it okay to take him to the movies without the permission of the co-guardians? He is 20?

admin answers:

He would not have Guardians unless said Guardians were able to prove to a Judge that he was Incapable of caring for himself and making good decisions. His Guardians get the final say on anything he does.
Often friends don’t get to see the full disability in a situation like this. The Guardians are taking him to the Doctor, giving him his medication and making sure he is dressed nicely and bathed. Were he on his own, quite a bit of this probably would not be happening.
Speak to his Guardians about what you can do about taking him out to a Movie. If they are not Comfortable with a Movie then ask them if there are any activities they would be comfortable with.

High Functioning Autistic’s often do very badly in new situations that have a lot of sensory input. Movie Theaters are a huge No for my High Functioning autistic sons.

If this Guy lives at home, Maybe a movie night at home, with the parents hiding out in the Bedroom could work. I would highly encourage you to research more on your friends disability. Things are not always what they seem. You may contact me through Yahoo if you would like some Honest answers from a parent of 2 boys with the same RX as your friend.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Test

David asks…

Is there an on-line test I can take to see if I have schizophrenia?

I think that I may have it…. and I was just wondering if somebody could send me a webpage of an online test to see if I do…

admin answers:


see if that helps

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Question?: Autism Symptoms 18 Months

Mark asks…

18 month old not talking?

My Baby is almost 18 months old but till now she is not saying anything not even mama or dada. On her 16 month visit she had autism screening in that she failed in 3 questions. They are
1. She didn’t respond to her name.
2. She didn’t point out her needs.
3. Some time she seem to be deaf.
She is not deaf because when I say something which is more familiar to her like TV,ball,high chair etc she will turn and look around for that.To other things she will not respond. When I ask her something she use to point but doesn’t point out her needs. She brings me the book for her to read,she give me the remote to change the TV etc. Are these are pointing out her needs to me. She can understand the simple things like bring me the ball, jump, Dance etc.

she is very happy child and never wants to be alone, always she wants me to be with her. She enjoys her interest with me by bringing the things to me and she checks my face for her action. She got eye contact not all the time but most of the time.
She use to say mamamam but that’s not me. Its a babbling. she do thumb sucking. She use to watch TV for 4 hrs daily in english but english is a foreign language to her. Now I have stoped her watching TV and thumb sucking. Does it cause and speech delay in her?.
Are these are autism symptoms. For me she seems to normal but the only thing worries me is she wont listen when I call her and doesn’t point out her needs. Other things she seems to be normal. Should I be worried …. Please help me out.

admin answers:

Because her eyecontact is pretty good, she understands spoken language, is happy, uses nonverbal communication by pointing, shows a shared interest by sharing her toys with you these are all not autistic symptoms.

For autism you would expect to see abnormal eyecontact that is intermittant, or avoidant.
For autism you would expect to see marked receptive language delays (not getting basic understanding of things)
For autism you would expect to see sensory processing issues with lots of meltdowns, not happy a lot of the time.
For autism nonverbal communication is not at all or very very very delayed. I have 3 autistic sons, none pointed before 2.5 yrs. All talk, all pottytrained 2-3 yrs. They are all high functioning.

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