Anxiety/depression, more than 2/3 of adults with autism also suffer anxiety and/or depression. Average or superior intelligence. Only a few areas of interests but can be very knowledgeable on one or more subjects. Stimming, unusual body movements. Adults with autism who are high functioning may have only mild challenges, which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); others may have more severe symptoms, like impaired spoken language. No two people with ASD will have the same symptoms manifested in the same way.
Still, autism is a spectrum disorder, and not all children with autism display these symptoms. Generally, though, autism symptoms tend to involve problems with social interactions and behavioral. Diagnosis of autism in adults There are currently no standard diagnostic criteria for adults with suspected ASD, but they are in development. In the meantime, clinicians primarily diagnose adults.
A diagnosis of autism in adults is the first step to finding support and services in one’s community. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder thought to be predominantly genetic or heritable, and is currently diagnosed in roughly one in 68 children in North America. The symptoms of autism in adults can differ from those in children, and many adults have learned to live with their symptoms over the years. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most common.
Mild Autism Symptoms Certain symptoms must be present in order to qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Even people with mild autism, therefore, may have significant developmental and sensory challenges that are severe enough to get in the way of normal activities and relationships. However, in adults, mild autism or Asperger’s syndrome can cause difficulty in social interaction and can also affect the overall life of the individual. Difficulty in conversation or communication is the most prominent symptom of autism in adults. Although the symptoms may be mild, .