Asked in Conditions and DiseasesADD-ADHDAutism
Can you have both autism and ADHD at the same time?
ADHD and Autism are very similar in behavioral issues. Usually ADHD is diagnosed first and then is replaced with Autism and Asberger's Syndrome.
Yes, Autism and ADHD are considered comorbid so can often both
occur in the same person.
I am both Autistic (official diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder) and have ADHD, as is true for many people on the Autism spectrum. ADHD is often considered a cousin to ASD because the two can have similar and overlapping characteristics such as issues with communication and executive dysfunction.