When is a diagnosis not a diagnosis? A psychologist explains what it means for patients

The latest in a series of articles on diagnostic boundaries and when to use them article It may be tempting to think that doctors are the only people with the right to make diagnoses and that people with autism are simply trying to pass themselves off as normal.

But as you read through this list of diagnostic guidelines, you’ll find that many of the terms used by health professionals are used in a very different way. 

Some of the most common terms used to diagnose autism include: Brief, short-term, and non-verbal symptoms Cognitive impairment Functional impairments Mental illness Autism spectrum disorders Bipolar disorder In this list, we’re going to explore some of the definitions and terms used in clinical practice to diagnose and treat people with mental illness.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Symptoms of autism are disorders where the person with autism has limited communication skills and limited social skills.

They may have sensory or motor impairment, but they do not experience social deficits, communication difficulties, or impairments in other areas.

Some people with this disorder are also diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder.

Symptoms vary widely in severity and overlap with other autism spectrum disorders.

In people with Aspies, symptoms may be mild or severe, but not in all people.

In the vast majority of cases, there is no overlap with autism spectrum disorder symptoms.

There are several diagnostic criteria for Aspergers, including:A lack of social skills (i.e. a low self-esteem) An inability to relate to others (i