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Are olaying for hours with trains and reading all day signs of autism?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on the age.
It also depends on the person's overall level of sociability. How much eye contact does the person have? There are other characteristics of various forms of autism spectrum disorder, that a board certified child psychiatrist would be able to evaluate and provide an opinion as to the best diagnosis.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the age.
It also depends on the person's overall level of sociability. How much eye contact does the person have? There are other characteristics of various forms of autism spectrum disorder, that a board certified child psychiatrist would be able to evaluate and provide an opinion as to the best diagnosis.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Autism is first and foremost a problem of diminished or absent ability to interact socially. Lots of people are relatively isolative and may have intense hobbies without any suggestion that they have autism. As noted, age is crucial. A 3 yo who spends all his time just lining up train cars would be worrisome; one using those same objects in imaginative play would not.
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