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autism vs ADHD


Posted by judellj

 
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Sometimes someone on the spectrum presents very much like someone with ADHD. I have two children on the spectrum and a third with ADD, so I can see differences, though often they all have similar characteristics. It seems easier to assume a person with high functioning autism may have ADD than the other way around. If you think your child has one, or the other (or both), I'd definitely make a list of their symptoms, etc., and  visit your doctor for a referral to a mental health profesional for an appropriate diagnosis.
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