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Autism – when to suspect in adults

one or more of the following
○ persistent difficulties in social interaction
○ persistent difficulties in social communication
○ stereotypic ( rigid and repetitive ) behaviours , resistance to change or restricted interests

 one or more of the following
○ problems in obtaining or sustaining employment or education
○ difficulties in initiating or sustaining relationships
○ previous or current contact with mental health or learning disability services
○ a h/o neurodevelopmental condition ( as LD , ADHD ) or mental disorder

Autism spectrum quotient -10 items

Cumulative scores more than 6 out of 10

Consider referral for comprehensive assessment of autism


  1.  Autism spectrum disorder in adults: diagnosis and management NICE Guideline 142 June 2021

  2. AQ 20


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