Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Support

Carole Buckley
GP, The Old School Surgery, Bristol

In this expert presentation, GP at The Old School Surgery Bristol Dr Carole Buckley, gives an overview of the diagnosis and support needed for patients who have Autism sepctrum Disorder :Autism is a complex lifelong condition which affects social communication and includes rigid and repetitive behaviours, Diagnosis may be delayed until adulthood although signs must have been present from childhood, Asking questions is the only way to recognize and diagnose autism, There is no available treatment for the core features of autism, Autism is associated with premature mortality