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)

You’ve tried
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
8
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (5) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
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Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
4
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4)

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)

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

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive appetite Muscle and joint pain 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (5) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Mood changes 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
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Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Excessive anger
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Panic attacks
How many evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (4)

Data from patients with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
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Who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 303
20s 146
30s 152
40s 164
50s 81
60s 10
70+ 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

53% Female
47% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 302
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 426
Not Diagnosed 89

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