Autism is a developmental disorder that affects how a person communicates, interacts, and behaves with others. Autism is also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD) because it can vary widely in its symptoms and severity. Some people with autism may have mild challenges, while others may have more severe difficulties.
Autism usually appears in early childhood, often before the age of 3. However, some people may not be diagnosed with autism until adulthood, either because their symptoms were overlooked or misinterpreted, or because they learned to cope or hide their difficulties. Therefore, it is important for adults who suspect they may have autism to seek professional help and get a proper diagnosis.
What are the signs of autism in adults?
The signs of autism in adults can be similar to those in children, but they may also present differently or more subtly. Adults with autism may have problems with social communication and interaction skills, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests.
Social communication and interaction skills
Adults with autism may have problems with social communication and interaction skills, such as:
Restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests
Adults with autism may have restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests that can seem unusual or obsessive. These behaviors or interests can include:
Some adults with autism may also have other related characteristics that can affect their development and functioning. These can include:
It is important to note that not all adults with autism will have all or any of the signs listed here. Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that each person will have a unique pattern and level of symptoms. Some people may have more obvious signs, while others may have more subtle ones. Some people may have signs that change over time, while others may have signs that stay the same.
How can you get help for yourself?
If you notice any signs of autism in yourself, or if you have any concerns about your development, you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible. The doctor can screen you for autism and refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and diagnosis if needed.
Getting diagnosed with autism as an adult can be helpful for many reasons. It can help you understand yourself better, access the services and support you need, and connect with other people who share your experiences. It can also help you cope with any challenges you may face in your personal, social, or professional life.
There are various treatments and therapies available for adults with autism that can improve their skills, behaviors, and quality of life. The type and intensity of treatment will depend on your individual needs and goals. Some common types of treatment include:
We hope this article is helpful to you.
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