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
Wheelchair (manual), Gabapentin, Breathe Right
Clonazepam, Diazepam, Lorazepam
Trazodone, Zolpidem, Clonidine
Speech / Language Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Group Therapy
Individual Therapy, Escitalopram, Bupropion
Self help books, Occupational therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Occupational therapy, Color In Coloring Books, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Tramadol, Gabapentin, Pregabalin

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

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration Therapy, Home occupational therapy)

8

(Perizal, Buzon, Risperdal Quicklets, Risperdal)

6

(Zedan, Amirozole, Abilify Discmelt, Abilify)

5

(Psychosexual therapy, Psychiatrist and Psychologist, Integrative Counselling, Licensed Social Worker)

3
3

(Citracal Petites, Calcitrate with D)

1
1

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?

  • 808 patients have this condition
  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 577 say Autism is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 260
20s 118
30s 149
40s 127
50s 58
60s 9
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

53% Females
47% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 246
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 357
Not Diagnosed 70

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