Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition categorized by a broad range of challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects approximately 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Symptoms

ASD is diagnosed on a spectrum from high to low functioning (low functioning being those who are more severely impaired). People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors. The following symptom information is provided by the National Institute for Mental Health.

Social communication/interaction behaviors may include:

Restrictive/repetitive behaviors may include:

People with ASD may also experience sleep problems and irritability. Although people with ASD experience many challenges, they may also have many strengths, including:

  • Being able to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time
  • Being strong visual and auditory learners
  • Excelling in math, science, music, or art

How Florida Psychiatric Services can help with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, Florida Psychiatric Services is here to help. Our team is trained to understand autism spectrum disorder and the individual needs of the patient. If you need help managing your autism symptoms, Florida Psychiatric Services provides:

You do not have to do this alone. Autism Spectrum disorder is a serious condition, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. A solid treatment plan does take time to accomplish, but you are worth it. Set up an appointment today, and our team will give your case the individual care and support you need to enjoy life again.

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