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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
19
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
16
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Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
8
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (4) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Confusion Ritual or repeated behaviors 1 more
How many evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation with restlessness Night sweats
How many evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Nausea
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (4) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Lateness or absence from work Morning sleepiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 1 more
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Chest pain with flushing/nausea Dizziness (vertigo) 4 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 283
20s 129
30s 146
40s 151
50s 69
60s 10
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 271
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 388
Not Diagnosed 81

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