Patient Comments: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Types

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What type of autism were you or your child diagnosed with? Please discuss your experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Leisa, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 12

My son is 25 years old and is on the autism spectrum with other disabilities. He was working 4 years ago and had an episode where all of a sudden he was not himself. He did not even recognize his doctor. They put him in a mental facility for a week to 10 days. He has not been in hospital since he was born. They watched him and put him on psychotic drugs. He got out and then got better. Later he started not sleeping and he went into another hospital where they put him on psychotic drugs. He got better and no doctor could tell me what had happened. He is presently going through another episode that is not as severe. It all started with not sleeping, playing a lot of video games and then not making sense. It is very hard for him to express his feelings and understanding what is happening to him. It breaks my heart. He is seeing a psychiatrist and his general physician. I asked for a MRI of his brain. I am willing to listen to any other suggestions.

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