Autism spectrum disorder and adults Share show more. Oppositional defiant disorder ODD Oppositional defiant disorder is a childhood behavioural problem characterised by constant disobedience and hostility Emotions are interpreted by subtle messages sent by facial expression, eye contact and body language. I always felt different than other children. I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism as an adult. Symptoms of ASD More males than females are diagnosed with ASD although there is mounting evidence to suggest that girls and women are underdiagnosed.
No one who took the time to actually know me would say I am annoying or harassing or rude, although when others began to publicly be unkind, I would get agitated and I would just turn around and leave.
[Checklist] Are you autistic? Autism signs and symptoms in adults
Every person on the autism spectrum is different but some of the more common characteristics include: Learn how your comment data is processed. I can be a bit obsessive and quite honestly prefer solitude. Relationship counselling with a counsellor or psychologist experienced at working with people on the autism spectrum can assist couples to develop strategies and to communicate more effectively with each other. I lost my first child to spina bifida. I am not the confident, mature person that I know I should be.