Use this quiz to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, a mental health concern that involves impairment in social interactions with others.
Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an autism spectrum disorder (including what used to be called Asperger’s disorder). Please take the time to fill out the below form as accurately, honestly and completely as possible. All of your responses are confidential and you will be provided with instant results.
Learn More About Autism
A person with an autism spectrum disorder displays problems with both verbal and nonverbal communication. They also often have a problem in engaging with others emotionally, making eye contact, or understanding the subtleties of give-and-take conversation between two people. They sometimes have problems empathizing with others and expressing their own feelings or thoughts.
Symptoms for this disorder also include abnormal behaviors, characterized by repetitive or restricted behaviors. These might be evidenced by rigid routines, very specific interests or hobbies, and an extreme sensitivity to stimuli in their environment (such as loud noises or bright, flashing lights).
The mildest form of autism spectrum disorder used to be known as Asperger’s syndrome.
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Treatment of Autism
Treatment of autism varies depending on whether the person is an adult or child. Adult treatment of autism is focused on specific types of psychotherapy. Autism treatment in children has many different, complementary approaches that focus on helping the child learn to strengthen their language, social, and cognitive skills, while promoting positive relationships.
Medications may also be prescribed in the treatment of this condition.
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