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I think I have high functioning autism and my IQ was 88 or something on the test i took. But i think I am smarter than that. Can i become a doctor?

I think I have high functioning autism and my IQ was 88 or something on the test i took. But i think I am smarter than that. Can i become a doctor?

Possibly: Some of the brightest physicians i've known have also happened to have autism spectrum disorders. I do believe however that you should have your iq rechecked. It would be very difficult if not impossible to make it through the studies involved in becoming a physician if your iq is truly only 88. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Which IQ test is most reliable for autism?

Which IQ test is most reliable for autism?

Autism: Any of the standardized iq tests are reliable for the assessment of intelligence in children with autism. For more serious cases along the autism spectrum, the use of non-verbal iq may be most appropriate. ...Read more

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Could autism usually come with a low iq/?

Could autism usually come with a low iq/?

Current studies: show 40-68% of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have Intellectual Dusability, IQ <70. 25% have epilepsy, more inkids with ASD & ID. ADHD in 40-70% (of all).Learning disabilities & executive function deficits( taking in, organizing, processing & acting on information) are common in those with avg.-above avg. IQ 90 or >. Lack of theory of mind in all. Tics, 9%. Sleep problems, 50-70%. ...Read more

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Are there links between premature birth and autism, schizophrenia and/or low iq?

Are there links between premature birth and autism, schizophrenia and/or low iq?

Learning disability: Children born <32 weeks can often have some learning problems. Premature birth as a stand alone risk factor does not increase autism or schizophrenic risk that I am aware. Family history may and other factors- but not being born early... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a teenager with autism?

Autism: Autism among teenagers are manifested by a withdrawn personality, unfriendly, shy with low self esteem, problem with communications, some are mentally retarded with repeatative movements. Most common is asperger symdrome. ...Read more

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Where do I get a teenager tested for autism spectrum disorders?

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Psychologist: Clinical psychologists are usually the doctors who do ASD diagnostic test, but i know some psychiatrists do that too. You can call your insurance to ask for providers who do ASD diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible a child with high functioning autism would show signs until close to 3 years old?

Is it possible a child with high functioning autism would show signs until close to 3 years old?

It's possible that a: Child with autistic spectrum disorder who acquires a large vocabulary but doesn't use it for age-appropriate reciprocal social i communication & has overdeveloped pattern recognition & rote memory is perceived as being precocious in developing preschool skills, while his non-compliance for non-preferred tasks, perseveration in preferred tasks & stereotypies are perceived as personality traits. ...Read more

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What is high functioning autism?

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 diagnosis and usually covers a large spectrum of people who do not have autism but have many similar symptoms, such as social awkwardness, a need for extreme structure in their lives and difficulties with reading others' emotional cues. ...Read more

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Is high functioning autism degenerative?

Generally not: Individuals with high functioning autism often show improvement over time and have symptoms that overlap with asperger's disorder. ...Read more

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How common is high functioning autism in the us?

How common is high functioning autism in the us?

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 significant increase over short period of time suggests an environmental influence. This is likely on top of subtle genetic susceptibilities that have not yet been well defined. Genetics will take time to sort out so adjustment to environment are key. ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Iq (Definition)

Intelligence quotient is score derived from standardized ...Read more