I never, ever thought of this until tonight when I was watching 20/20. There was a girl named Carly with severe autism. I was AMAZED I must say. What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by sagehoney at 5:14 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 8:53 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:23 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
From the DSM-IV TR:
"The onset must have occurred before the age of 18, and cannot be attributed to the "direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition". Hence, other medical conditions that include tics or tic-like movements—such as autism or other causes of tourettism—must be ruled out before conferring a Tourette's diagnosis.
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:31 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by luvmybabieskna at 10:03 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by sunnymom3 at 10:18 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
Nope as a mom of a child with autism, I agree wtih sunnymom3.
Answer by MizLee at 10:36 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:08 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by michaux at 4:37 PM on Aug. 9, 2009