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how to determine if i have autism?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes Asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: And why not ask instead, "How can I be happy and productive, finding love and meaning, whoever I may be? How can I use my unique combination of skills and personality traits to build a good life for myself? Can I learn to understand people better, talk to them more easily, and perhaps find more satisfying relationships? If I focus really well on academics, how can I excel?"
Answered on Jul 30, 2014

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The same DSM-V : criteria of qualitative impairments in social reciprocity & social communication plus narrow, restricted areas of interest or stereotypical motor ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Autism : Autism or autism spectrum asbergers syndrome can be determined with the help of a psychiatrist or neurologist.
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Evaluation: Evaluation by a developmental pediatrician, developmental psychologist or child psychiatriatrist or psychologist will help to determine diagnosis.
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Psychiatrist: See a psychiatrist, he will tell you. That is the way.

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