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Can people with ADHD or autism ever overcome their social problems?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism.
Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area.

In brief: Yes
There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism.
Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: With help, some can.
Both conditions need to be treated, although the treatments differ between the two.
For people with adhd and some people with autism spectrum disorders, social skills training and other therapies can help them.

In brief: With help, some can.
Both conditions need to be treated, although the treatments differ between the two.
For people with adhd and some people with autism spectrum disorders, social skills training and other therapies can help them.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Work in progress
People with ADHD are different than those with autism.
With control ofo impulsivity and improvement in ability to attend and focus, children with ADHD can be helped significantly. People with autism can be helped with cognitive behavioral therapy and access to social pragmatics groups and programs.

In brief: Work in progress
People with ADHD are different than those with autism.
With control ofo impulsivity and improvement in ability to attend and focus, children with ADHD can be helped significantly. People with autism can be helped with cognitive behavioral therapy and access to social pragmatics groups and programs.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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