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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have gad and social fobia. i also have ocd like symptomps. i would like to know if this could be autism or aspergers instead of above disorders as it makes more sense?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Asperger's is on the high functioning end of the spectrum for Autistic disorders. Evaluation of any autism spectrum disorder requires in person, multiple visit assessment. While GAD, social phobia and OCD can all be features of someone with Aspergers, they can also be independent. Evaluation of an individuals abilities and difficulties can be performed by a licensed Psychologist or behavioral Dr.
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Autism is a clinical diagnosis , so seeing a professional experienced with older people such as yourself and the dx of ASD would be your best bet. In addition to what you are describing -that sound like symptoms of sensory processing disorder, that is generally a part of the ASD picture, significant impairment in verbal and non verbal communication and impaired social relationships are required
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