In my experience, mental health clinicians who work with adults need to learn a lot more about autism spectrum disorders. Certainly, I was taught very little about them during my training. We must not miss this diagnosis or wrongly diagnose these patients as having a “personality disorder.”
One form of autism spectrum disorder is what was previously called Asperger’s syndrome in which there are problems with nonverbal communication and with empathy, but language and cognitive skills are intact.
For articles on this website related to different aspects of autism spectrum disorder, please see Related Pages below.
Movies related to autism spectrum disorder
Imitation Game. The movie is not about Asperger’s syndrome at all, but Alan Turing clearly had the syndrome. Several characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome are prominently shown in the movie. Leaving aside Asperger’s, the movie is excellent anyway.
Autism spectrum disorder: Screening, Diagnosis, and Evaluation
How to not miss the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in adults (Interview with Edward Brodkin, MD)
Autism spectrum disorder: Treatment
Autism spectrum disorder: Resources for clinicians, patients, and families
Copyright © 2016 to 2022, Simple and Practical Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced in any form without express written permission.
Disclaimer: The content on this website is provided as general education for medical professionals. It is not intended or recommended for patients or other laypersons or as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients must always consult a qualified health care professional regarding their diagnosis and treatment. Healthcare professionals should always check this website for the most recently updated information.