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characteristics of high functioning autism in adults

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Can be effective : There is no contraindication to the gaps diet but can be difficult to follow closely. It is a good way to remove foods that are immunologic triggers a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not a diagnosis: The term "high functioning autism" is a term usually referring to individuals who have some but not all symptoms of autism. It is not truly a diagnos ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Generally not: Individuals with high functioning autism often show improvement over time and have symptoms that overlap with asperger's disorder.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Increasing quickly: The number of those diagnosed with autism is now under 1/100 with the majority of those being male and in the category of high functioning. The signif ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Psych testing: A psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician would be two resources for evaluation of suspected Autism. The iagnosis of 'Asperger' has fallen out of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
YES IT IS HIGH FUNCT: Yes Asperger syndrome is a high functioning type of autism.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Same: Probably the same thing for practical purposes.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Asperger's : Aspergers is sometimes referred to as high functioning autism. The symptoms are less impairing then for those found with pervasive developmental diso ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Here are the : Symptoms laid out for you nicely. I have included 2 websites. www.ehow.com/about_4580174_symptoms-high-functioning... Symptoms of high functioning a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably Not Much: To my knowledge, these are expressions for the same condition. Aspergers is now part of what is called the autistic spectrum, a range of conditions sh ... Read More

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