High-Functioning Autism: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

If you are noticing some of the early symptoms of High-Functioning Autism, then it is not too early to seek a diagnosis regardless of the youngster’s age. Early symptoms usually include:
  • problems with social interaction
  • limitations in brain areas that enable them to understand subtle cues
  • literal interpretation, misunderstandings, and/or sensory over-stimulation that may lead to tantrums, aggressiveness, overreactions, irritability, low-frustration tolerance, anxiety, self-stimulation, depression, or self-injury
  • a tendency of distrust towards others due to social failures and negative social experiences over time, which can lead to self-isolation and social phobia

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