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Q. is there are actions i should know about how to give the best care and treatment for an autistic child? like

a special logistic care , or a special day care and privet assistant...
Abeing a parent to an autistic child compels you to know more on that condition. about the options and educational techniques and all that. thank god we live in modern days that the information is so accessible.. here is (what i think anyway) the best site about Autism:
http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/index.php
i'm sure you'll find it useful like i did!

Q. hey !!! i am new here .. what is it an ADHD? who can have it? how do you take care of it?

Awelcome!!
ADHD is a long story...it's a very common disorder of hyperactivity and short attention span.
here is a link that will sort it out for you:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/adhd/complete-publication.shtml

Q. How can I leave him here and take care of my work? Please help me out.

Hi friends, I met my brother after a year and half and he behaves differently. He is just 8 years old as I am quite busy with my work I admitted him in a very distant boarding school. When I met him he was very happy and I made him to stay with me at least for those days when I am here. I am a security person and I need to travel all over the globe to provide service. The very next of my stay with him, I happened to note a change in his behavior and he gets angry for silly things and becomes very happy after some time. I am shocked with this behavior and strongly doubt whether he suffers from Schizophrenia as my uncle too had that defect. But my friend says it looks like bipolar. How can I leave him here and take care of my work? Please help me out.
A1Waylon, I would make sure that you notify the school of what has been going on. If they are spending the time with him when you are away they may have some information for you that you are unaware of. Not only that but I would work on getting him a diagnosis and some treatment. The school can ensure he is getting whatever types of meds and theropy that he needs in your absence. The first step though is getting a diagnosis so the treatment can begin. 8 years old is young but not impossible to develop symptoms, is the school a good school? Is it possible that something tramatic has happened to him there? Is he being bullied? He could be acting out for different reasons as well. Keep all possibilites in mind. I would have him evaluated because there is a history of mental health in the family. Be of support to him at this time he is obviously going through something... I hope all turns out well and things get better soon for both of you.
A2A) I feel sorry for you and your brother. You are on your tough days. My sister is a bipolar. This relates to her completely. Bipolar with psychosis is a stage of bipolar, could be in the depressive stage or the manic stage and can be induced by many factors. i.e. no sleep, drugs and it cause may be environmental also. Whereas with Schizophrenia, psychosis is the constant state. Every psychosis is not schizophrenia. After somatic causes for psychotic symptoms (like hallucinations, delusions) have been excluded, the presence of a mood disorder should be ruled out before a diagnosis of schizophrenia is considered. A longitudinal course that includes depressive, manic, or mixed episodes concurrent with psychotic symptoms is not consistent with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. The prognoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder differ, in that schizophrenia is generally less likely to involve a robust response to treatment and a return to previous level of functioning.

Q. What should I do when a child in my care is diagnosed with autism?

I am a maid in a home for the past 3 years who is also looking after a child. As the child’s parents often fly abroad, most of the time this child was taken care of me. What should I do when a child in my care is diagnosed with autism? In other words, I want to know about caring for autism kids?
A1If you can provide good nutrition that would be huge,
higly effective natural nutritionals include:

calcium/magnesium
kelp
cod liver oil
flax seed oil
raw apple cider vinegar

Also, avoid highly processed foods like white sugar, white flour, an high fructose corn syrup.
A2Great responsibility you have. I understand the trust you gained from them. According to Public Law 105-17, Individuals with Disabilities Act-IDEA (1997), the child’s primary care provider is required to give the family a referral to an early intervention service. Services vary by state. The family with a child under age three should be referred to the community zero-to-three service system. The local school district must provide free and appropriate services for a family with a child three or older. You should also make sure the child and his or her family follow-up the diagnosis with appropriate care and treatment.

Q. what cause the diabetic condition? how does one reach to be diabetic? and how do you take care for your

health ?
Athere are 2 types of Diabetes. type 1- an autoimmune disease, that attacks the beta cells in the pancreas. the other is immunization precess that your body develops when there is too much fat tissue in your body and the insulin is not enough.

Q. please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism.

I am a health care professional not a specialist. So consider my situation and please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism.
A1If you can provide good nutrition that would be huge,
higly effective natural nutritionals include:

calcium/magnesium
kelp
cod liver oil
flax seed oil
raw apple cider vinegar

Also, avoid highly processed foods like white sugar, white flour, an high fructose corn syrup.
A2The Health care professionals who are not autism specialists can provide the vital “first step” in the process of diagnosis—screening. By recognizing the symptoms of autism, you can refer children who exhibit these symptoms to the appropriate specialist(s) for further evaluation. By increasing your own knowledge of the common symptoms of autism, and sharing that information with your colleagues, your staff, the families in your care, and others in the community, you can help ensure that those who need help get it. Because diagnosis of autism is difficult, only a health care professional who specializes in the treatment of children with autism should perform a formal evaluation and diagnosis for autism. However, health care professionals who are not specialists can assist in getting a person with autism the help he or she needs. Autism is a treatable condition. People with autism benefit from early intervention and show multiple outcomes to treatments.

Q. where would i get assistance and guiding how to take care my child who was diagnosed with ADHD?

AChildren suffering from ADHD are usually treated by pediatric psychiatrists/psychologists, so apparently they are the address to turn to - they are authorized to prescribe the necessary drugs and suggest other kind of therapies.

You may read more here:
http://www.apa.org/topics/topicadhd.html
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