Could I have autism? What does autism spectrum disorder look like in adults? How do I know if I am autistic? What about Aspergers? Take this free autism test for adults and share the instant results with a health professional for evaluation. Still, symptoms of autism — particularly those previously associated with Aspergers — are still frequently misdiagnosed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder OCD , and other related conditions — leading to poor treatment and lifelong challenges.
[Self-Test] Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults
10 Characteristics of a Person with Asperger's Syndrome
Autism is a developmental disability characterized by difficulties in communication and social interaction and characteristic patterns of behavior. Many adults learn to hide their symptoms to the extent that they may appear neurologically typical. This can cause the person to react inappropriately or have emotional outbursts. People may also have difficulty understanding the emotional experiences of others.
Understanding Asperger’s Symptoms in Adults
Most adults with AS have few cognitive or language skill delays. In fact, you may have above-average intelligence. However, adults with AS may experience other symptoms.
Clinical experience has identified that the majority of such adolescents and young adults would like a romantic relationship. However, there is remarkably little research examining this aspect of autism spectrum disorders ASDs or strategies to facilitate successful relationships. Typical children do this naturally and have practised relationship skills with family members and friends for many years before applying these abilities to achieve a successful romantic relationship.