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?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Autism patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 266
20s 122
30s 153
40s 141
50s 62
60s 10
70+ 2


Distribution of females vs. males

53% Females
47% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 253
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 370
Not Diagnosed 75

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