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Autism misdiagnosed as ADHD

A hyperactive boy with poor focus was misdiagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactive disorder before he was finally correctly diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome - a type of autism. When the boy was 3 he displayed autistic behaviors eg he stopped using language, demanded routine, was frightened by certain sounds and made circular motions. With the appropriate support, special education and medication to reduce help him focus, the boy learnt how to talk, interact with people and even excel in maths and sport. Reading and large crowds still pose problems for him.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Arizona Daily Sun

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  • Cessation of language use
  • Difficulty with social interactions
  • Needs routine
  • Difficulty with leisure activities
  • Difficulty with play

Article Source Details

About: Autism misdiagnosed as ADHD

Date: 14 December 2004

Source: Arizona Daily Sun

Author: Larry Hendricks


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