Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 3 weeks ago

Is there a difference between autism and autism spectrum disorder?

5 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago
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    No, sometimes a person on the spectrum has so few problems that it's not clear they are on the spectrum at all. Other times, it's so obvious and the person needs specialized care. There's a huge range.

    • Onlooker
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      And, with many people with complex disorders, therapists and doctors at least speculate whether they are on the spectrum. In any health field, diagnoses are not always apparent. In your case, it is, which gives you an advantage. You are functioning in your own way, and intellectually gifted!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Altogether Autism uses the term autism except when talking about diagnosis, where the term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used. Other commonly used terms are Autism Spectrum, Autism Spectrum Condition, Asperger Syndrome, “Aspie,” High Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    No, they’re the same thing. People often cause it autism for short since it’s a long name.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No it's all overused junk science

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The terms are often used interchangeably, but the autism spectrum refers to a scale measuring the severity of autism symptoms t a person has and had much it affects his everyday life.

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