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    out_sider posted:
    is it possible to have characteristics or traits of autism, but not have a diagnosis of autism?
    out_sider responded:
    well?... do i make sense to anybody?
    Raven951 responded:
    Dear Out_sider,

    I don't know anything about autism, however, I found a WebMD Autism page and community that might help you: .

    If you aren't able to get an answer in this community, maybe they could help you over there.

    Good Luck!
    GinaPera responded:
    Hi there,

    It would help if you could be more specific.

    Gina Pera
    out_sider replied to GinaPera's response:
    like not having very many friends, hard time with social relationships, and difficulty paying attention.
    Patricia Quinn, MD replied to out_sider's response:

    These issues are often the result of the social skill deficits associated with ADHD not necessarily autism. May I suggest the book, What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't Know? by Michele Novotni, PhD.

    Pat Quinn, MD

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