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Conditions

Medical Conditions associated with Autism

There are a number of conditions that can co-exist with Autism. The presence of other conditions can sometimes mask the presentation of Autism therefore experienced clinicians are required to uncover the complex presentation of Autism.

 

The common medical conditions that coexist with Autism include:

  • Global Developmental Delay or Learning Disability

  • Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder 

  • Epilepsy

  • Chromosomal Disorders and syndromes etc.

Therefore assessment by a medically trained expert is required to identify them

 

Functional Mental health and Behavioural problems associated with Autism

Children  with Autism may also have  functional and or mental health and behavioural problems

Functional Problems and Disorders

  • Eating Disorders such as Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Faecal Incontinence

  • Sleep Disorders

 

Mental health and Behaviour Problems and Disorder

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Mood Disorders

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Tics or Tourette Syndrome

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Self-Injurious behaviours

  • Pathological Demand Avoidant Profile is being increasingly recognised by expert clinicians 

Therefore an expert assessment is recommended to uncover the possibility of these conditions