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Question?: Autistic Kids

David asks…

can a neurosurgeon work with autistic kids?

my dream is to be a neurosurgeon but i also want to work with autistic kids..is this possible?

admin answers:

Neurosurgeons simply preform surgery on the brain which is decided by a different specialist if it’s necessary or not. So you would not work with autistic children at all. If you really want to help autistic children, you should look into things like becoming a hyperbaric chamber technician. Hyperbarics can actually cure autism in children if they are treated before age 6.

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Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo Answers

Steven asks…

What is the best age to test for Celiac Disease?

My son has Down Syndrome and because people with DS have a higher risk of Celiac Disease, we have opted to avoid gluten until he can be accurately tested. I have gotten mixed answers as far as how early he can be ACCURATELY tested. Anyone any experience with this?

admin answers:

Hi! Some people say that a person needs to be eating bread/gluten for a least three weeks to test positive to celiac. Others say that no time is required. If you go to a doctor who has experience with celiac (preferably if they also have experience with Down Syndrome or Autism and the food connection with behavior), they will be able to note all of the symptoms and see the test results and make an accurate diagnosis. Many children never show the typical symptoms. Therefore it is really important that you find a doctor who has experience with celiac.

Another thing to remember is that some children are only gluten intolerant. This means that their bodies still react negatively to gluten, just in less intensity than in those with celiac.

I want to recommend to you a diet that has helped LOADS of children with autism, adhd, down syndrome, etc and adults with IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, IBD, etc. It is similar to gluten free / casein free (the diet that many with downs syndrome and autism follow)… But it is much more effective.

It is called SCD (specific carbohydrate diet) and works by helping the body digest corrently again… Based on 50 years of research into how the small intestine affects the brain.

You can ask loads of mothers on the yahoo groups forum for this diet about celiac testing. They have loads of experience about how their children are affected by the food they eat.

Http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/pecanbread/

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Question?: Adhd Medications

Susan asks…

Is there a better adhd medication than vyvance?

I know a lot about adhd medication and have taken many different medications trying to find the right one to ease my adhd a little with out having an overwhelming amount of side effects. I am currently taking vyvance and it works great for school work, tests and quizzes but outside of school i dred being on the medication. Is there any adhd medication that works as well as vyvance in aspects of school work?

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I have major depression and anxiety and I attend a weekly support group for people with depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, etc. One of the first things I learned is that a medication that works wonders for one person might not be helpful at all for someone else.

The brain is the most complex organ in the body, and it is still trial and error for doctors to figure out what medications work the best for an individual. I have lost count of all the psych meds and combinations of meds I have tried for my problems.

People on YA can make guesses on which meds might work best for you. However, the sad truth is that you will probably have to experiment with different meds to find out what works the best. This can be be VERY frustrating. I know this from my own experience.

Below is a list of the most common ADHD meds. Maybe something in the list will give you some idea. Otherwise, you can try googling “ADHD medications” or “ADHD medication lists” and do some research. It would be nice if the doctors did all the research and knew all the answers, but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way, at least not at this time.

Http://adhd.emedtv.com/adhd/adhd-medications-p2.html

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Question?: Schizophrenia Treatment

David asks…

How to critically evaluate treatment for paranoid schizophrenia?

I am currently writing an essay on the cause and treatment of paranoid schizophrenia. I am focusing on anti-psychotics and psychosocial methods of treatment. However, the question asks to to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different treatments.

I have spoke about the disadvantages to anti-psychotics but struggling with the critical evaluation part. Any advice or help would be great.

Thanks

admin answers:

DIY – learn how brain works – let / right side and learn and practice to control it. Once balance is achieved, problem will go away if u allow it to go. Not easy. Long process.
Think of brain as separate entity and start controlling it.
Self serve

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Question?: What Is Autism Caused By

Lizzie asks…

Can autism cause a child to go brain dead?

A man at my church cornered me and asked for money, saying he has a five-year old daughter with autism who will go brain dead if she doesn’t get medicine. I know autism is a serious illness, but I’ve never heard of this type of damage occurring. Anyone with some knowledge able to answer if this man is lying to me?

admin answers:

I’m pretty sure not. Autism, in my experience, affects development rather than medical issues. Though changes in diet can help, along with some therapies which can be expensive and are said to work best when started as soon as possible, I’ve never heard of it to cause medical damage (other than seizures, in some cases, but I’ve heard that’s typically around puberty). I have been working with people with autism and studying autism since I was five (due to my little brother) and have never heard of this. If it were true, it would be sudden, not something that one would have warning for. If you’re sure it was autism, then I’m 99.9% sure he just made it up. It’s not even as much an illness as just a need to be taught and/or interacted with differently. Hope this helps!

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Question?: Autism Symptoms 18 Months

Linda asks…

At what age does the risk for developing autism go down?

Or is there a cut off age when a child/baby is no longer in the danger zone (so to speak) for getting autism?

admin answers:

Autism is not something that a child “gets” or is at a risk of “getting”. They’re either born with it or they are not.

The signs are not always evident in early infancy, but once the child doesn’t reach certain developmental milestones on time they usually undergo an evaluation and can in some cases be diagnosed with autism.

Autism is often detected between the ages 18 months and 3 years, but sometimes it’s diagnosed later than that. It can be a tricky task to diagnose autism, so sometimes the diagnosis is not confirmed until later, but usually there will be suspicion that something may be wrong.

For more information see http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/searching-for-answers/symptoms

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Question?: Rett Syndrome

Charles asks…

How would you compare the size of a normal brain to a brain of a person with Rett syndrome?

They say that a normal brain is the size of your fists put together.
What would the size of a brain be from a person with Rett syndrome?

admin answers:

This syndrome does not affect the brain’s size – very few things affect the brain’s size except for very rare chromosomal disorders that actually affect the size of the entire head.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Quiz

Helen asks…

Am i an asperger and how can i learn it?

Hi, first of all i am asking this here because i cant get good help at my city. I have been able to read and write at 2 and am showing several symptoms of asperger‘s syndrome. So how can i learn it by using internet?

Thanks everone.

admin answers:

I’m not entirely sure what you’re trying to ask. Do you want to learn more about Asperger’s? Are you looking for a diagnosis? I agree with Pilot that http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php is the best Asperger’s test. It’s not the same as an official diagnosis, but it is very detailed and can give you an indication of whether or not you have Asperger’s. At the very least, you’ll develop a better understanding of Asperger’s. Here are a few other sites:
http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/
http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/tc/aspergers-syndrome-topic-overview http://www.wrongplanet.net

Plus, you can always try Googling it and see what you find. If you want to be evaluated for Asperger’s, you’ll need to see a psychologist, psychiatrist, or neurologist who specializes in autism spectrum disorders. Your regular doctor should be able to refer you to someone.

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Question?: Autism Signs In Children

Sharon asks…

What are the sign of a child getting or in autism?

I am worried about my nephew and my parents told me when i was a child i had autism but i somehow out grew it.

What are the signs of autism?

admin answers:

My kid started out with seizures (much as the same way I started out in life), then 4 years later or so he was diagnosed with autism.

I feel seizures do something to the brain. I refuse to beleive this is a epidemic. Autism I feel is a ketch all, adhd is, or I have read and been told by a “professional” is in the autism range.

No two autistic people are the same, and not just children have it. Rumor out that bill gates even has a touch of it…..

ADD/ADHD, turrets (sp),schizophrinia,bi polar (mood disorder),depression, anxiety, seizures,learning problems gosh there are several more. The doctor wrote them down for me, but these are the things we deal with in this house, so easy to remember…….

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Question?: Autistic

James asks…

What do you think about inclusion practices for autistic students in elementary schools?

What seems to benefit autistic students the most when it comes to inclusion practices? What is disfunctional about current inclusion practices and what could be done to change that?

admin answers:

Autism manifests individual symptoms in every individual. The most common behavior is to ignore their environment and stay in their own brain. But there is a broad range of severity. Mild, to intense. My idea about therapy for those with autism is to introduce them to an area that has articles with different textures, whistles, drums, electronic toys like Simon says, rattles, towels, those boxes that have different environmental sounds available, metal mirrors, a hair brush, and just let the person choose. If an autistic wants to be touched, they will come to you and touch you. Finger paints are a great way for them to express their feelings. Plus they are not toxic if the person decides to eat any of them. Actually little is known about autism. It can be diagnosed, but treatment modality is pretty iffy.

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