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
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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)

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
6
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
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)

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

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
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Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (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)

(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)

(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)

(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)

(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)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Groggy in morning
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
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Perceived effectiveness
for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Paranoia Post-traumatic stress disorder
How many evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)

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

Who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 304
20s 149
30s 155
40s 172
50s 84
60s 14
70+ 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

53% Female
47% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 309
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 437
Not Diagnosed 91

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