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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 6 Year Old

Donna asks…

Adderall!!!! How long before it stops working?

I have been taking adderal for about 3 years now, I only take 20 mg 2x’s a day. I don’t think it’s really working anymore but I am scared to tell my doctor because I don’t want her to tell me I need to take a break from it.
Any ideas of what to do or when it should stop working???

admin answers:

I looked for awhile and found this. I also attached a link so you can look. Hope this helps.

Http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/266258

MedHelp Member’s Question
Is adderall addicting?
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Member since Oct 1999

, Apr 02, 2000 12:00AM
Tags: deficit, mental, Health, Attention Deficit Disorder, Mental Health, Work
My 5 year old son takes 20mg.tbs of adderallAdderall
Adderall xr 3 times a day, 7am,12noon,and 5pm.We are talking about increasing his mgs.When we moved him from 10mgs.,to 20mgs,I could see a differance in him.Now, he is backBack pain – low
Back strain treatment to his old ways.Can he get immuned to this medicationAllergic reactions to medication
Drug allergies
Drug-induced hypertension
Getting a prescription filled
Home pharmacy
Inhaler medication administration?He is starting with “I’m scared”when it’s time to go to bed.Is he getting to much medicationAllergic reactions to medication
Drug allergies
Drug-induced hypertension
Getting a prescription filled
Home pharmacy
Inhaler medication administration?His appetite is good so, i’m not worried about that.I want to now if ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), is a disability or is it a disorderAdjustment disorder
Anorexia nervosa
Asperger syndrome
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd)
Autism
Autoimmune disorders
Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder
Bleeding disorders
Borderline personality disorder
Bulimia that we have to work with.I am curious if alot of his behaviorAutistic behavior
Behavior – unusual or strange
Bulimia
Hyperactivity
Suicide and suicidal behavior
Temper tantrums is a behaviorAutistic behavior
Behavior – unusual or strange
Bulimia
Hyperactivity
Suicide and suicidal behavior
Temper tantrums problem or if it’s the ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd).I want to go to work but, there is no one I can leave him with that I can trust to understand ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd).I feel that noone can handle him the way I can.If someone can just answer the few questions I have asked, it would be GREATLY appericated..

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, Apr 02, 2000 12:00AM
To diagnose ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), the patientKidney diet – dialysis patients for at least 6 months has had symptoms of that is maladaptive and inconsistent with his develpmental level

[a]inattention (eg. Difficulty sustaining attentionAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), often does not listen when spoken to, etc)

[b]hyperactivityAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd)
Hyperactivity(eg. Fidgetines, is often “on the go” etc.)

[c]impulsivity (eg. Often has difficulty awaitin ghis turn, blurts out answers before question have been completed

No one really knows the reason why a medicationAllergic reactions to medication
Drug allergies
Drug-induced hypertension
Getting a prescription filled
Home pharmacy
Inhaler medication administration that used to work seem to lose its efficacy in time.

At this age, it is fairly commonCommon cold for them to be afraid to go to bed because of “the dark or the monsters”.

Although AdderallAdderall
Adderall xr is a controlled substanceDrug abuse because of its potential for abuseAlcoholism
Chemical dependence – resources
Child abuse – physical
Child abuse – sexual
Child neglect and psychological abuse
Drug abuse
Drug abuse and dependence
Drug abuse first aid
Family troubles – resources
Laxative overdose
Signs of drug abuse in the streets, studies show that it does not cause addictionDrug abuse and dependence to childrenChild neglect and psychological abuse
Child safety seats
Child tylenol cold multi-symptom plus cough
School age child development who uses it to treat ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd).

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Question?: Autism Signs And Symptoms

Mandy asks…

How can you tell if a young man has schizophrenia?

Just wondering – The same young man has depression and AD-HD. He takes special classes.

As he is talking, he’ll look in another direction, as if he is looking at something past you. He stays focus on it and doesn’t make eye contact.
Also, on one occasion I walked in on him talking to him self, facing a wall.
What are some signs of schizophrenia?

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It kinda sounds like it could be autism too check out this sight:
http://health.yahoo.com/nervous-overview/autism-topic-overview/healthwise–hw152186.html

http://health.yahoo.com/mentalhealth-symptoms/schizophrenia-symptoms/healthwise–aa46973.html

this page has a list of the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Symptoms of schizophrenia usually emerge during adolescence or early adulthood and may appear suddenly or develop gradually. When symptoms develop gradually, they may be misdiagnosed with other conditions with similar symptoms, such as bipolar disorder or substance abuse (which commonly occurs with schizophrenia).

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In Teenagers

Thomas asks…

Can you develop autism as a teenager/adult?

I have been seeing a therapist for a few years, and she seems to think that I am developing autism. I’m 16 years old, and I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to develop autism at this age. I’m almost positive that my therapist is just a nutjob, because she’s also told me that I have mild schizophrenia, which is in no way true (and I actually DID see a doctor about that). I just want to be sure.

admin answers:

No, autism is something people are born with, not something you can acquire. One of the criteria for classic autism is that the symptoms must appear before the age of 3. It’s possible to be diagnosed as a teen or adult, but not to develop it.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms Toddler Boys

Jenny asks…

odd toddler behavior?

my 18 month old girl, does something odd – she sits on the floor and puts her hands on the floor in front of her and rocks front to back. is this abnormal behavior, she is my first girl my other kids are boys and they never did this.

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I studied early childhood development in college and sometimes you may see this behavior early on with children that have autism. BUT, don’t get worried right away since autism comes with a lot of other symptoms and behaviors.
As long as she is developing normal on the other milestones for her age (walking, trying to talk, etc…) I wouldn’t be worried about one thing.
Some babies also develop different ways of self soothing, a tiny step into their “independence”.
Keep watching her and take her to the pediatrician if it concerns you anymore.
Happy parenting and best wishes!

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Question?: Autism Signs And Symptoms

John asks…

How many people have children with Autism?

Any type of autism on the spectrum. This is for a project at school. Just tell me about your experiences with Autistic (or Asperger’s) Children

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1 in 88 children have autism (1 in 54 boys) 3/4 of children with autism are boys, the fourth is a girl. “classic” or “full blown autism” can be directed by the age of 2, warning signs are lack of eye contact, little or no speech, and a lack of other communication skills.

Asperger’s syndrome is a “high functioning” form of autism- meaning it shares the same basis of lacking communication skills with classic autism, but symptoms are far more severe.

I am a teen with asperger’s syndrome, and my main symptoms are severe anxiety, not knowing what to say in a conversation, having obsessions or fixations on things like trains, air planes, & computers, and no eye contact (this is due to anxiety). Most kids with mild autism also have other learning disabilities, like ADHD.

There is also a thing a lot of autistic people do called “stimming” It means self stimulation. You might see autistic kids doing things like rocking back and forth (it’s soothing) and flapping their hands, (I do this when excited).

One important thing to know about autistic individuals often are very proud to have autism, even though it is viewed by others as a disability. THERE IS NO CURE. But certain therapies DO help, like physical therapy, talk therapy, and social skills help.

THIS SHOULD JUST ABOUT SUM UP YOUR PROJECT!

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 3 Year Old

Chris asks…

What are the differences between multiple gallbladder polyps and solitary gallbladder polyps?

My mother (52 years old) was diagnosed to have multiple gallbladder polyps ?the largest was about 8mm) recently, however suggestions of treatments varies among doctors asked. And some argued that multiple gallbladder polyps are mostly benign and are less cancerous then solitary gallbladder polyps is it correct? Thanks a lot!

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Notwithstanding whether if it multiple or solitary gall bladder polyps, it must be cured. Maybe, they symptoms are linked to diabetes, gall stones, hypothyroid,etc.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In Teenagers

Linda asks…

gluten and cassien free diet for autistic children?

I have heard that a gluten and casein free diet helps the symptoms of autism, has anyone tried it with positive results?

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A version of gluten and casein diet is called the “whole plant based diet.” It shuns excess oils, fats, sugars, salt, and processed ingredients. The food is prepared from whole plant based ingredients rather than being commercially processed. Diet drinks contain aspartame which is deleterious to health.

Even with “healthy” children, this diet results in improvements in health and behaviors. Sadly, the AMA fights successful and inexpensive alternative treatments that do not involve drugs. This way of eating has been proven to reduce risks of vascular disease, cancer, diabetes, gout, osteoporosis, and many other diseases that relate to diet. Some dementias are related to vascular health, and this diet helps this condition. Your family will be more alert and alive by eating this way. The book “Fasting and Eating for Health” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman explains some of this. Many people claim that the mercury used as a preservative in vaccinations is to blame of autism, however, I don’t know the details. If the blood work shows heavy metals, chelation treatment may help. My wife and I suffered some heavy metal poisoning and we recovered through careful diet planning.

To learn more, check out a book from your library by one of the following authors: Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and Dr. John McDougall.

I personally avoid all dairy products and bread products. Avoiding genetically modified ingredients is critical. Prior to this diet, I was one meal away from heart attack. Now, I’m measurably healthier than I was when I was a teenager. My blood work is perfect.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms Toddler Boys

Mark asks…

experiences with Autism?

I am writing a story based on a girl with Autism
for an assignment for english.

I want to get quite close into how people relate to autistic others
So if you know anyone autistic, or are or have an autistic sibling
can you please tell me about your relationship to them
or any habits they may have etcerta etcetera
information from the net can only tell you so much,
but something personal means so much more.
Thankyou guys =D

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My 4 y.o. Son has autism. Many days I think, Why him? Why me? But I have to always remind myself that my son’s condition is so much milder than most cases.

He looks typical, he doesn’t drool or flap hands. He speaks quite moderately, can tolerate people whistling, noises, or getting his lined cars messed. That’s why when he has a tantrum over his frustration of failing to deliver the right message, people just stare at him, labelling him as spoiled and then look at the mother who’s not doing a good job as a parent. Or when he suddenly barks at children or attempts to push them, people’s eyebrows are raising.

He’s very visual, sometimes that means a problem. I can’t go to supermarket because he thought our stuff was gone once we put it in the locker. He’s quite rigid sometimes, and we’ve had fights over how he wants to have things done his way.

I saw the symptoms at 15 months old. He ran away from other kids and covered his ears as if in pain while the kids screamed in delight. He wasn’t verbal until almost 3. We got the diagnosis at 3 years and 2 months. Before that, I’d evolved myself into guessing what he wanted, I made every decision for him and didn’t even bother to ask him anything anymore.

Many days I’d spent in tears, my spirit was broken. I hated guessing his inaudible words. I’d poured my love into this boy, and I never got a hug and a kiss from him. “He’s still a toddler, he doesn’t understand yet!” I’d told myself. Then I saw kids younger than him, rushing to their Mommies and chatted about the slides and swings.

Deep down inside, I knew something’s not right. I’d decided to do something about it. His reluctance to socialize drove me to drag him out of the house 3 times a day. We’d go to playgrounds, park, lakeside, hiking, swimming, crossing a bridge, city centre, supermarkets, shops, bus rides, ferry, every place I could think of. Within a month, I noticed a change. He’s not that scared of loud noises, crowds or buses. He’s looking forward to have these daily trips. He still hates people, but it’s a start.

As soon as we got the diagnosis, we jumped straight into the intervention. We’re doing ABA therapy for 9 months now, and it’s like cracking a shell off him and the real personality emerges. He’s charming, funny, a fast learner, eager to help people, and that cute dimpled smile always melts even the coldest heart.

He now has a playdate whom he likes. The tremendous progress he has in such a short time is nothing but miraculous. I’m in awe at how much he wants to learn and know.

My life is much easier than before ABA. His vocabulary skyrocketed and he can express his wants and needs, not specifically, but it eliminates the guessing game. In fact, he likes to play with words and came up with his own joke: “What’s so furni? The funny-ture!” and “Eleven Elephants”

I’m his mother, his therapist, his carer, his friend, his guide, his teacher. I’d do everything for him because he is my world. If there’s a magic spell that can make Autism disappear, I’d do it in a heartbeat. But, in the meantime, I’m content with what we have. My boy is healthy, my boy has Autism. And that gives him extra challenges. But we’ll overcome them. His many hugs and kisses give me strength and hope.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 7 Year Old

Helen asks…

7 year old assumed to have autism then pervasive developmental and then aspergers?

7 year old assumed to have autism pervasive developmental and aspergers?
for 6 1/2 years my son was assumed to have these three illnesses.but when a genetic test was performed it disclosed no fragile x and normal chromosones.so when i called back to the pediatric neurologist from 5 years ago (July,2006) who said my son had autism and fragile x within a 10 minute hospital visit I was confused from what the genetic counselor 2 days ago.He was also told to have pdd( May2009)and August 2011 while in the psychiatric unit was said to aspergers.But from the genetic counselor I was told you have a normal child with a behavior problem that he might have inherited a gene from his father But because of your insurance limitation we cant further research because it will cost thousands of dollars so lets call it the last name aspergers’s.Then the pediatrician from the same hospital said well your son’s behavior is out of my league let’s call it autism spectrum disorder dont waste your money spending thousands of dollars to do further research.I don’t know what to as a mother who has tried every medication every early child intervention,4 public schools 2 0 3 psychiatrists and psychologists.The genetic counselor said well you didn’t know what the cards were going to deal me because I was a rape victim by this child father 2 times while was conceived and when the child was 4 years old .the father found out where I lived at.I explained to the genetic counselor what I seen in the 52 years old I also see in the child.even him resembling the father.I’m 37 years old and dont know what to do.I dont know what to call what my son has I dont like sugar coating.
1 day ago- 3 days left to answer.
Additional Details
My son will be 8 in Nov. he was classified individually by different doctors for autism ,aspergers and pdd.I only see one symptom of that is behavior.His MRI in August 2011 came back normal.
He has normal set of chromosones and no fragile x.I dont see a sensory problem.I’m trying to explain this to the schools from the genetic doctors results.I could have said nothing of the results,but I did .I feel I have to lie about the truth vs the untruth.
18 hours ago
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BN you heard my cry here.I have tried to talk to American psychological association.They act like they are stumped by my question of autism.Even the school psychologist at the board of education brushed me off by saying what is I can do for you.Then I called the doctor today who said Pdd 2/12 years ago he claim he forgot what he diagnosed him with.then the pediatric neurologist keep putting her nurse on the phone to explain fragile x when there no fragile x in his genetic test.I got a feeling these think I am going to SUE THEM.I even called a church for the right direction to go!! My heart is broken .I have advocated for something that may not exist.
Medicaid is what I have for my son.That’s why no further testing can be done.So I was told just call it aspegers by the genetic doctor or autism by the pediatrician.

admin answers:

The label may not really matter, what does matter is that your son receives treatment that does fit his needs and I’d check to make sure they ran the CORRECT Fragile X test (in that case the label DOES matter with the advances being made in research, the health conditions associated with fragile X and how you work with a child with FX, i.e., one should never force eye contact). Many neurologist still run a chromosome or micorarray analysis to test for FX and those tests are not reliable, too many false negatives. If they ran the correct test they should have given you CGG repeats – if they didn’t then I’d retest him using the FMR1 DNA test (aka Southern Blot with PCR analysis). There is a very active FB group the Fragile X Files, that you may be interested in, you may find additional support for dealing with behavior. I recommend the resource below, the columns are excellent I’d also recommend following some of the clinical trials associated with Fragile X and Autism on a new med STX209 (Arbaclofen) it may be out on the market within a year or two.

Please feel free to connect with me directly if you like. (((Hugs)))

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In Adults

Jenny asks…

Why should autistic people not work in business?

I was reading an article about jobs that are recommended for autistic adults and the article mentioned that business should be avoided. I can understand counselling or social work…but business too? Can someone explain this, is there a lot of social interaction involved?

admin answers:

Anyone who experiences some of the range of symptoms that people with autism frequently have is going to have greater challenges than most people would in almost any line of work; that’s just a given.

But the same could be said of anyone with a visual or hearing impairment, issues with fatigue, ADHD, limited use of their upper extremeties, you name it — yet most of us manage to work despite whatever physical or cognitive impairments we might have to contend with. ALS hasn’t stopped Stephen Hawking; blindness hasn’t stopped Stevie Wonder and – I forget the actor’s name – the guy who plays the coroner on CSI hasn’t let the fact that he’s a dual amputee keep him from being on a wildly successful TV show.

I help people with disabilities start their own small businesses. For me, concern #1 is whether the person I’m working with has the basic training and experience necessary to operate the type of business they want to start. Concern #2 is whether or not there’s a legitimate business opportunity to be exploited (if we build it, will they come?). Finally, concern #3 is if and how we can find reasonable accommodations to enable the person to do the job despite any impairments they may have.

Critical skills for business-related work:
1. Effective communication verbally and in writing
2. Planning skills
3. Problem-solving skills
4. Ability to handle bookkeeping, budgeting and record-keeping
5. Ability to be flexible, juggling multiple priorities

As you said, persons with autism may have difficulty with interpersonal interactions, multitasking or working in high-stimulus enviroments, for instance. I’d work with the entrepreneur to see how we could minimize those facets of the job and/or to find alternative means of handling those dimensions. Could more customer interaction be handled via email for instance? If so, would that help? Could the business support the wages of a second employee who could more effectively handle the personal selling aspects of the job if that was an issue? And so on.

Any person with Any disability should be open to considering Any job that interests them. However, that person and anyone who’s assisting them in making a career choice need to be creative, pragmatic and thorough in determining up front if and/or how they might be able to do the job in question given their impairments. There’s not always a “fix” to be done, but you’d be amazed how often there is a creative solution.

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