We also offer Adult Autism assessments. It is our aim to provide easy and affordable, compassionate care to our patients.
How to get assessed for Adult Autism?
Speak with your GP: They can provide a referral to a specialist who can evaluate you for autism.
Find a qualified specialist: Look for a neuropsychologist, a psychiatrist, or a clinical psychologist who has experience in diagnosing autism in adults.
Get assessed: The assessment process may involve interviews, standardised tests, and observation to assess social communication, behaviour, and developmental milestones. Common diagnostic tools that may be used include the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO).
Get a diagnosis: If the specialist determines that you have autism, they will provide you with a diagnosis and discuss treatment options with you.
It is important to note that autism in adults can present differently than in children, and adults may have learned coping mechanisms that can mask some symptoms.
It is possible for an individual to have both autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is known as comorbidity, which means that an individual has two or more conditions at the same time.
A diagnosis of both autism and ADHD can be challenging because some of the symptoms of the two conditions overlap, such as difficulty with social interaction and attention issues. However, a qualified specialist will be able to assess an individual for both conditions, taking into account the specific symptoms that the individual is experiencing.
Diagnostic tools such as the ADOS and ADI-R can be used to assess for autism, while other tools such as the Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS) can be used to assess for ADHD.
It is important to note that both autism and ADHD can affect an individual’s life in different ways and therefore, both conditions need to be treated separately. When an individual has both autism and ADHD, treatment plans will focus on addressing the specific needs and symptoms of each condition.
It is important to seek an accurate diagnosis and treatment from a specialist who have experience in treating both conditions, such as a neuropsychologist, or a psychiatrist with expertise in both autism and ADHD.
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