Patient Comments: Autism - Experience

Question:

Please describe your experience with autism. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: cici01, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 20

I am mother of a 17-year old son with autism. My son is verbal and followed normal education with help from me. His issues are shyness, constipation, concentration problems, and problems with maturity. He has practically no friends because interaction with people is difficult, parasite, yeast on him, acne, and a kind of dandruff on the top of his head. Since the age of 8, we have been trying a lot of natural supplements, hospitals medicines and I have wasted a lot of money trying to make him became a man and live freely without being intimidated by friends in the neighborhood, also to get him better and more focused for school matters and his general health.

Comment from: alex86, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 23

I think the most annoying aspect of this type of issue is the lack of social contacts that someone with autism can experience. I can remember at times having established strong bonded relationships with a few people my own age, and unfortunately you don't hear from them again, maybe the worst thing is that you don't have a clue why they aren't willing to keep in touch with you.

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