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Novus Beginning Psychiatry

New Pathway To Health & Wellness

Sugar Land

120 Eldridge Rd Suite D, Sugar Land, TX 77478​

Katy

23410 Grand Reserve Dr Suite 401, Katy, TX 77494

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(832)856-4718

Risk Factors of Autism Spectrum Disease (ASD)

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be difficult because there is no medical test to analyze the disorder, like a blood test.

The current science suggests that genetic factors may increase the risk of autism in a child. Apart from that, many other different factors have been identified that may make a child more likely to have Autism Spectrum Disease (ASD), including environmental, biological, and genetic factors. The available evidence suggests that the following may be the factors

  • Parents being older at the time of pregnancy
  • Having an autistic sibling
  • Having particular genetic conditions
  • Experiencing Complications at Birth

Although this ratio is shifting over time, male children are often diagnosed with autism more frequently than female children.

How is Autism Spectrum Disease (ASD) Treated?

Autism Spectrum Disease is most often a life-long condition although symptoms may improve over time. Every child and adult with autism is different. For this reason, the treatment plan is customized to meet specific needs. It is best to begin treatment as soon as possible, so the benefits from it can continue throughout their life.

There are numerous treatment options. These treatments can typically be divided into the following categories:

  1. Behavioral Approach
  2. Developmental Approach
  3. Educational Approach
  4. Social-Relational Approach
  5. Pharmacological Approach
  6. Psychological Approach
  7. Complementary and Alternative Approach
autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosed

How is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosed?

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be difficult because there is no medical test to analyze the disorder, like a blood test. In order to determine a diagnosis, doctors consider the child’s behavior and developmental history. However, some medical professionals who have received specialized training can perform screenings and evaluations when necessary and may ask parents or teachers to record observations. Try diagnosing children with ASD as early as possible to ensure they receive the services and support they need to reach their full potential.

What is the difference between Autism and ADHD?

ADHD and autism can occasionally be mistaken for one another. Children diagnosed with ADHD frequently struggle with fidgeting, focusing, and maintaining eye contact with others. Some autistic people also exhibit these symptoms. Although there are some similarities between ADHD and spectrum disorder, they are still different. One significant distinction between the two is that those with ADHD typically do not lack social and communication skills. If you think your child may be hyperactive, talk with their doctor about possible ADHD testing. It’s also possible for a person to have both autism and ADHD.

When does the sign of Autism Spectrum Disease appear?

Between the ages of 1 and 3, the behavioral signs of autism start to show. ASD appears before the age of three and can last the rest of a person’s life, though symptoms occasionally become better with age. Some children can develop Autism Spectrum Disease symptoms as early as their first year of life. Some people may not start showing symptoms until they are 24 months old.

Before a kid turns one year old, parents or pediatricians might notice the first symptoms of this disorder. However, by the time a child is 2 or 3 years old, symptoms usually start to show more prominently.

Some Tips For Parents:

Seek professional help for specific concerns and learn as much as possible about ASD to know your child’s psychological condition. Please don’t give up on them and try to Accept them the way they are. Provide consistent routine because Autistic children tend to do best when they have a highly-structured schedule or routine. Also, Positive reinforcement can go a long way with children with ASD that’s why they consistently reward their good behavior. Lastly, connect with parents of children having autism.

Novus Beginning Psychiatry: Your Path to Health and Wellness Starts Here!

We understand that navigating the complexities of mental health can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Novus Beginning Psychiatry, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Whether you’re seeking therapymedication, or a combination of both, our compassionate professionals are dedicated to helping you find the path to a happier, healthier life.

Our highly skilled psychiatrists are experienced in a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorderOCDPTSDADHDautism, different types of trauma, and more. We offer evidence-based therapies that have been proven effective in helping individuals overcome their challenges. From cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to couples/family therapy, we utilize the most up-to-date techniques to empower you on your healing journey.

We also recognize that medication is vital in managing certain psychological health conditions. Our team includes Dr. Nibras, who is a board-certified psychiatrist well-versed in medication management. He works closely with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, as we believe in the power of personalized care.

So, take the first step towards a brighter future. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you in finding a convenient time to meet with our dedicated professionals. Call (832)856-4718 and let us help you take charge of your mental well-being.

Medication Management For Psychiatric Wellness

At Novus Beginning Psychiatry, we’re dedicated to helping you unlock the power of effective medication management. Our team of psychiatrists has years of experience and understands the importance of finding the right balance for your mental health journey. We offer personalized and compassionate care, creating medication plans that are tailored to your unique needs. Our understanding of psychopharmacology allows us to provide the most advanced and evidence-based treatments available. 

Our goal is to help you by providing the right medications to enhance your therapy outcomes, reduce your symptoms, and improve your overall well-being. We want to be your trusted partner on the path to a brighter future. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Novus Beginning Psychiatry to experience the transformative effects of our comprehensive medication management approach.

Who is Dr. Nibras?

Dr. Sohail Nibras is a double board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He completed his education at Saint Louis University and the American University of Integrative Science. He excels in treatments based on psychiatric care and therapeutic sessions and has experience treating dual psychiatric and substance use disorders. He is an assistant professor at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He serves as an attending psychiatrist at Texas Children’s Hospital. He trains future psychiatrists and engages in scholarly research projects.

Visit us 

Come and visit us at one of our locations in-person or meet us via telepsychiatry/online! 

We’re here to help in Texas, ready to meet you in person. If you’re unable to make it in person, don’t worry, we’re also available online, so you can meet us easily from the comfort of your own home. Whether you prefer to see us face-to-face or connect with us online, we’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Address in Sugar Land

120 Eldridge Rd Suite D, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Address in Katy

23410 Grand Reserve Drive, Ste. 401 & 402 Katy, Texas 77494

Address in Chicago

10 E 22nd St #217, Lombard, IL 60148, United States

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