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ADD-ADHD
Autism

Can you have both autism and ADHD at the same time?

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July 22, 2016 3:24PM

ADHD and Autism are very similar in behavioral issues. Usually ADHD is diagnosed first and then is replaced with Autism and Asberger's Syndrome.

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July 22, 2016 3:24PM

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.