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Can shy children have autism?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
12 doctors agree

In brief: Not really.

Shy children usually do fine with familiar people, just not so well with others.
Autism is a constant condition that affects social interactions with everyone and also affects language development and is associated with odd or unusual behaviors. Shyness may be from anxiety or just a personality trait.

In brief: Not really.

Shy children usually do fine with familiar people, just not so well with others.
Autism is a constant condition that affects social interactions with everyone and also affects language development and is associated with odd or unusual behaviors. Shyness may be from anxiety or just a personality trait.
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Shyness

A child can be shy and not have autism.
Shyness is a personality trait; autism is a clinical diagnosis of a psychiatric and neurological disorder.

In brief: Shyness

A child can be shy and not have autism.
Shyness is a personality trait; autism is a clinical diagnosis of a psychiatric and neurological disorder.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shy

Not by itself, no.

In brief: Shy

Not by itself, no.
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