ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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What is ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)?

Autism spectrum disorders are neural development disorders characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, restricted and repetitive behavior, with varying developmental and intellectual disabilities. These signs begin before a child is three years old.

What is it like to have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Home occupational therapy, Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
20
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
1
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Risperidone, Arketin, Buzon) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Home occupational therapy, Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
How many have tried
20
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Confusion Ritual or repeated behaviors 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Risperidone, Arketin, Buzon) 6 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Agitation with restlessness Night sweats
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Nausea
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 1 more
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 276
20s 123
30s 149
40s 146
50s 66
60s 9
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

53% Females
47% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 260
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 376
Not Diagnosed 80

These charts show data from Autism patients who have completed their condition history
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