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Autism
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  Autism is a spectrum disorder. Also known as ASD, autism is a developmental and bio-neurological disorder.
Autism trivia
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  Some interesting trivia on Autism…
Guidelines for working with autistic children
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  Autism is a communication disorder characterised by a child's inability to relate to the outside world - physically and ...
Learning disability
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  Learning disability (LD) is a disorder in which the child has difficulty in learning or assimilating information that is easy for ...
Mental Retardation
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  Mental retardation (MR) has been defined as below average general intellectual functioning with associated deficits in adaptive ...

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News
 
Environment key to autism
Archives of General Psychiatry, July 2011
Contrary to current thinking, environmental factors may play a larger role than shared genes in the development of autism.
 
Quick screening helps spot autism in babies
Journal of Pediatrics, April 2011
A brief checklist that parents can fill out while waiting to see their child's paediatrician may aid in diagnosing autism ...
 
Brains of autistic children larger at age 4, 5
Archives of General Psychiatry,May 2011
The brains of 4- and 5-year-old children with autism are larger than the brains of normally developing children, and the ...
 
Handwriting Problems in teens with autism
Neurology, November 2010
Poor handwriting among children with autism tends to persist well into the teen years.
 
Siblings of children with autism show signs
American Journal of Psychiatry, November 2010
As many as one in five siblings of children with autism may have subtler problems with language and speech.
 

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Features
 
As you see it, as they experience it - Autism
Child Development
Children with autism experience the world differently. They carry with them innocence and truth, combined with a total ...

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Questions & Answers
 
What are the chances of recurrent seizures?
Answer By: Dr RK Sabharwal - Friday, July 8, 2011
  My 16 months old daughter got her first febrile seizure three months back. The doctor told us that it is due to double ear ...
Is sleepwalking a disorder?
Answer By: Ravi Singareddy, MD - Thursday, July 7, 2011
  My seven years old son has been sleepwalking everyday within a couple of hours of sleeping for the last four days. He ...
Are repetitive seizures linked to fever?
Answer By: Dr RK Sabharwal - Sunday, July 3, 2011
  My 15 months old daughter was vaccinated with MMR and pneumonia and after a day, she had an episode of seizure with high ...
Are our children at risk of hypothyroidism?
Answer By: Prof Dinesh Dhanwal - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
  I am a 25 years old male suffering from hypothyroidism. My wife is also suffering from the same. Are our children at risk ...
Is pigeon chest a serious problem?
Answer By: Dr (Mr) Ramani Narasimhan - Friday, June 3, 2011
  My 10 months old daughter has developed pigeon chest around 15 days back. Why has this happened? The doctors that we ...

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Experts Interviews
 
Would you like to tell us about any recent developments in your specialty?
Dr Sanjay Chugh, Senior Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, New Delhi
 
Is there anything you think must be done for better health for all?
Dr S Anandalakshmy, Advisor on Child Development & Education, Chennai
 
What have been your recent professional milestones?
Dr S Anandalakshmy, Advisor on Child Development & Education, Chennai
 
What are your most satisfying patient moments/outcomes?
Dr S Anandalakshmy, Advisor on Child Development & Education, Chennai
 
Do you think Indian health websites are useful? What are your views about DoctorNDTV?
Dr S Anandalakshmy, Advisor on Child Development & Education, Chennai
 

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Health Tips
 
Baby's first shoes
Children, Tuesday, September 21, 2010
 
Your baby's first shoes should be lightweight, made of leather or cloth (breathable material), definitely not plastic with soles ...
Be cautious with children
Children, Monday, October 4, 2010
 
If you have children in the house keep all poisons out of their reach - lock away pesticides, floor cleaners, kerosene, ...
Benefits of breast milk
Children, Tuesday, May 26, 2009
 
Breast milk contains suitable and adequate proteins, lactose (milk sugar), vitamins C, D and other vital nutrients.
Breast milk is best for your baby
Children, Tuesday, May 26, 2009
 
Breast milk is best for your baby until at least the first six months of life.
Child tantrums linked to inadequate sleep
Children, Tuesday, November 9, 2010
 
Young children who get less than 10 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period are more likely to throw temper tantrums than those who ...

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Words
 
A - autism
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
a mental disorder characterised by problems in social interaction, language and emotional expression. Autism is characterised by ...

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Books
 
Children’s Health
Publish by: Geddes & Grosset, Author: Health, Year: , Pages: ,Cost: Rs. 50
 
A book that answers all the queries related to various illnesses and conditons of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.

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Experiences
 
Autism & Ayurveda
Sent by: Bob, Wednesday, March 18, 2009
 
If you are able to control Autism, I would like my 16 year old son to be treated. Please let me know your contact ...
Autism & Ayurveda
Sent by: Manas Ghoshal, Sunday, May 10, 2009
 
My Baby oy INDRANIL, 2 Years of age is a patient of complex AUTISM. is there any treatment ?
Autism
Sent by: Valerie valentine, Monday, March 16, 2009
 
One of my sons have autism and the other has Asperger Disease. The one who has Autism was not raised by me. He was raised by my ...
gluten free casein free foods in india
Sent by: Tulika Saraogi, Tuesday, January 20, 2009
 
i just want to inform everyone that gluten free casein free foods are now available for delivery in any part of India. there is ...
Homeopathy
Sent by: MV, Tuesday, November 11, 2008
 
I have seen an autistic child improve very well with Homeopathic medicines.

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