Is hyperactivity part of autism?


Hyperactivity is a symptom that can be present in some individuals with autism, but it is not a defining characteristic of autism. Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is typically characterized by difficulties with social communication and interaction, restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.

Some individuals with autism may also display symptoms of hyperactivity or impulsivity, such as fidgeting, restlessness, difficulty staying seated, and difficulty waiting their turn. However, not all individuals with autism display these symptoms, and hyperactivity is not a requirement for an autism diagnosis.

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