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What are the symptoms for autism? Do they vary?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: DSM-V criteria for

Autistic spectrum disorder, which includes autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos.
Are specific observable behaviors that manifest as qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal social interaction for developmental age + stereotypies (repetitive, non-functional movements) &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Degree/ severity can vary. But underlying deficits are the same.

In brief: DSM-V criteria for

Autistic spectrum disorder, which includes autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos.
Are specific observable behaviors that manifest as qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal social interaction for developmental age + stereotypies (repetitive, non-functional movements) &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Degree/ severity can vary. But underlying deficits are the same.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes they do vary

Three broad areas of impairment define autism: social, language, and behaviors.
Depending on the severity of the disorder, impairment can range from complete lack of social interactions to difficulties mainly with peers, from no language at all to fairly good language but with unusual features, and from mild behavioral oddities such as hand flapping to major restrictions in & unusual interests.

In brief: Yes they do vary

Three broad areas of impairment define autism: social, language, and behaviors.
Depending on the severity of the disorder, impairment can range from complete lack of social interactions to difficulties mainly with peers, from no language at all to fairly good language but with unusual features, and from mild behavioral oddities such as hand flapping to major restrictions in & unusual interests.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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