Re: 4 yr old son Dxed w/ADHD today
"The Psychiatrist today said he has some Autistic traits but he isn't Autistic. I just don't understand."
Autistic traits are fairly common among ADHD children and adults, just like ADHD traits (inattention, hyper- or hypoactivity etc.) are fairly common among people with autism. This does not automatically mean that a person has both autism and ADHD though.
Has he been evaluated for ODD (Oppositional defiant disorder) and CD (Conduct Disorder)? His firesetting could be related to that - does he display any other deliberately destructive or manipulative behviour?
25, female, AS with attentional dysfunction
Last edited by Redhead23; 03-11-2004 at 02:45 AM.