Autism spectrum disorder

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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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for autism spectrum disorder

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

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
149
Tried for
autism spectrum disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
469
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.
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Compare treatments taken by people with autism spectrum disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
autism spectrum disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
autism spectrum disorder (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 929 say autism spectrum disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 243
20s 303
30s 266
40s 228
50s 177
60s 68
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 396
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 550
Female 734

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 561
Not Diagnosed 122

These charts show data from autism spectrum disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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