What is autism spectrum disorder?

Autism spectrum disorders/conditions 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.

How do members experience autism spectrum disorder?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with autism spectrum disorder*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for autism spectrum disorder*

*Data from patients with autism spectrum disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with autism spectrum disorder*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
autism spectrum disorder (1)

*Data from patients with autism spectrum disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has autism spectrum disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 243
20s 380
30s 324
40s 262
50s 199
60s 79
70+ 20

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 580
Female 865