Anxiety treatment in autism

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Avatar f tn condition i.e. autism. They will place him in an appropriate class in the least restrictive setting which could mean general ed with either push in or pull out support by the RSP teacher. They'll give him any needed supports such as speech and occupational therapies and ABA. They have the expertise to get behaviors under control so he can access his education.
Avatar m tn His teacher stated there were more students in the class and she believed he was having social anxiety issues. That information along with odd behaviors he exhibits with me when we are in an environment with large amounts of people sounded logical to me. I took him to the Pediatrician and he was prescribed Zoloft 25mg once daily because he too thought he had Social Anxiety Disorder.
Avatar n tn Her parents need to contact their family doctor to get a referral for a child psychiatrist, child psychologist, developmental pediatrician or neurologist or any medical person with experience in anxiety disorders. Can you call her parents and inform them about this TV special? I wish you the best ...
Avatar n tn Asperger's kids have high anxiety issues and the older he got the more issues we had. My boy is in a treatment center in San Marcos Texas and has been there since school started this last year. It has saved his life.
Avatar m tn For an experts advice you need to post in the Experts forum for Autism and Aspergers. Did your daughter have any speech delay or disorder? Does she have restricted interests and obsessions? There is always the option of secretly videoing your daughter at home if you think it would give a better picture. But, as helpful as the diagnostic criteria is, it is not always possible to fit a person into the box. Try and look at the autistic spectrum as a fruit salad.
Avatar f tn Your brother likely has special talents associated with autism. I know with me I have the ability to animate things in rather great detail in my head. I can build characters, set up their beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, value systems and then thrust them in situations to see how they act. It makes a fun movie I can carry in my head and when I am bored I have something to entertain myself. It also makes for some good story writing and drawing.
282524 tn?1348492612 Even though I talk normally and a logical thinker, even creative and imaginative, I still deal with many of the same hang-ups and anxiety that someone at the other end of the autism spectrum suffers. Only they are likely to get aid because they can't speak verbally in a "normal" language recognized by the population. All you get is someone better able to explain their anxiety in a way people can relate, but not someone who can work their way through that anxiety.
Avatar f tn I have to be careful what medications to bring in as some of them make the autism issues come out more.
Avatar f tn At the time, interventions that are now standard for children with autism were not offered, so Judith researched treatment options, found toddler programs for Eric and spent a lot of time in the bathroom. Bathrooms are boring. For Judith and Eric, they offered a perfect classroom environment. "You need to be distraction-free" when teaching a child with autism, said Judith, who now works at the Groden Center, a program for people with developmental differences.
Avatar n tn If the concerns you have are in fact autism your son is high fuctioning like my son. My son is 5 1/2 now but at three he was similar to what you describe. My son is diagnosed with aspergers. However, my son has many other delays as well. I knew something was not right when he was 6 onths old. My son is very much a routine kind of guy. They say that with autism a child will insist on a schedule. My boy is into routine instead.
Avatar m tn It is a disorder related to anxiety in which people suffer from recurring thoughts, manners, ideas, sensations (which causes obsessions), or manners that compel them feel determined to do a particular thing (compulsions). Symptoms: 1. Compulsions or obsessions not at all related to medical sickness or application of drug. 2. Obsessions or compulsions causing severe distress or impede everyday life.
Avatar n tn I told my Mom something needed to be done, she needs to agree to treatment, or maybe we need to commit her for 72 hours to get treatment started. That would break my mother's heart. Nothing we say helps... Please help.
Avatar m tn Hi I have had panic attacks/anxiety for about 6 months now and in the past month they have gotten extremely worse. When i read your thing it felt like i was reading something i wrote.. i too am 20 yrs old and i weigh about 105. I lost weight due to the anxiety. I have been in and out of the doctor now for a month and like you , everything is normal. My symptoms feel like something is seriously wrong though and i also thought i had cancer, diabetes and everything else in the world!
Avatar f tn I have read about the different types of Autism and am wondering if I should take my son in to be tested. I will explain below some of his behaviors to see if maybe I should look towards Autism. I really dont know what to do, but I just want to help him. I also feel that I need to make sure that he doesnt hurt any of my other children when he gets into his "episodes".
Avatar n tn Can Autism be helped??? Dear Sheila B.; Thank you for your question Autism is an impairment in social communication , interaction and poor imaginative skills . Many autistic children have difficulties in speech and verbal as well as non-verbal communication .typical for an autistic child is varying degrees of social withdrawal ( difficulty making friends ) Many may require a consistent , predictable environment .
Avatar f tn im now pregnant and was told to go straight off citalopram .i was ok for a few weeks but startd getting constant aniexty with physical nervous ache in my chest 1 day then extreme depression the next.a dr prescribd me prozac 20mg but ive been on it 2weeks and no improvement also worried it will harm baby.what is your advice? It there anything else i can try? Should i not be taking prozac? How do i get this under control?
Avatar f tn An additional point is that 'heath anxiety' typically runs in exhaustingly vicious cycles, and once in the cycle it is hard, very HARD to get out of it even with professional help, there's no quick fix, it takes a lot of work! People who experience these types of anxiety or conversion are NOT fabricating, manipulating, purposely deceiving, attention seeking etc which is more in line with Munchausen or Malingering who get some personal gain eg financial, sympathy, attention etc.
242516 tn?1368227505 - measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines can combine to cause autism; - thimerosal-containing vaccines alone can cause autism; and - MMR vaccine without thimerosal can cause autism. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters ruled out the first and third theories since "the evidence was overwhelmingly contrary to the petitioners' contentions" on each issue, according to Special Master George Hastings.
Avatar n tn Posted By Kathleen on April 30, 1998 at 03:33:41: In Reply to: Depression?Autism?Anxiety Disorder?Hypothalumus? posted by Janet on April 13, 1998 at 17:35:19: My sister has an odd set of symptoms I have searched far and wide to diagnose. I wonder if someone can help me help her... I would say she is slightly depressed, but that is not the source of the problem. She has very low self esteem. She worries about everything.
Avatar n tn Posted By Kathleen on April 30, 1998 at 03:34:28: In Reply to: Depression?Autism?Anxiety Disorder?Hypothalumus? posted by Janet on April 13, 1998 at 17:35:19: My sister has an odd set of symptoms I have searched far and wide to diagnose. I wonder if someone can help me help her... I would say she is slightly depressed, but that is not the source of the problem. She has very low self esteem. She worries about everything.
Avatar n tn These effects on the genes result in changes in the cellular environment that make it easier for new pathogens to invade the cell – creating a snowball effect where, as a person acquires more pathogens, it becomes even easier for them to pick up a diverse array of other infectious agents. This process is known as successive infection." So they are saying that 25-D can be responsible for any TH1 Pathogens.
Avatar n tn Do you happen to know if it is common for a Sm child to be misdiagnosed as autism? - your question - It's not common but it's not rare either. Also, many children with sm are often misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD as well as expressive/receptive disorder. So, having a child suffering from anxiety (and selective mutism is a severe form of anxiety - usually social anxiety or generalized) misdiagnosed with some other issue is not uncommon at all.
3060903 tn?1398568723 As you sit with the anxiety, the urge to wash your hands will gradually begin to go away on its own. In this way, you learn that you don’t need the ritual to get rid of your anxiety—that you have some control over your obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Cognitive therapy focuses on the catastrophic thoughts and exaggerated sense of responsibility you feel.
Avatar n tn I want to see a therapist but I can't afford it right now. That's why I'm posting on this thing..
Avatar m tn Its a fact that weed can bring out anxiety in people. For me it brought out my social anxiety. I was bullied as a child and through my teens and always been worried about what people think of me. I know deep down i am not schizophrenic. And i know you do to as well. Bare that in mind. If you are aware that yours worries and thoughts are wrong and abnormal then you don't have schizophrenia. With that illness you lose touch with reality. With anxiety your grasp on reality is too strong.
Avatar n tn And don't forget that many of these behaviors are common in children with ADHD and developmental disorders, including autism and Aspergers. Sometimes children can have both.
183202 tn?1219857259 For my money -get the shrink, one whose practice spealizes in panic and anxiety. This person should be able to speak to whatver connections there are between the panic and the seemingly unconnected symptoms. That was amazing about the Vit D. And you gotta wonder of whatever made that so low is also at work on other stuff.
599170 tn?1300977493 I used to be bullied severly in grade school... It was horrible. I was called names, had rocks thrown at me, etc... I was refused seats... Having autism or any kind of behavioral disAbility brings out the worst in people... One afternoon going home on the bus, some 1st or 2nd grader yelled out "Whoever hates MI raise your hand!" Just about everyone on the bus raised their hand. I felt so hurt I didn't want to go on the bus again.
82861 tn?1333457511 That and low hemoglobin right after a transfusion resulted in cancelation of the surgery. 5. Just enough dementia to result in shrieking outburst if anyone says something she disagrees with - which is just about anything. My father died in 1994 which forced both of my parents to finally prepare a will. After his death, my mother saw an attorney and updated her papers. She purposely left out a general power of attorney. I was already noticing signs of dementia at that time.