Doctor Q&A: Is my son autistic?Q: ‘I am really worried that my son may be autistic. He does not have a lot of friends and seems to keephimself to himself. I read this can be a symptom?’

A: See your GP as soon as you can because autism is a difficult diagnosis to make and needs a specialist to do this. Autism is a difference in the way children develop. They relate toother people and communicate in a different way. Some may have learning difficulties and their behaviour may be different from other children. It is a lifelong condition and the key is to have access to fantastic educational and behavioural programmes which can make sure they achieve their full potential. Visit the autism website for more information.

Dr Radha Modgil

HAVE YOUR SAY! Have you got more advice to offer on this question? If so, make sure you add a comment in the box below. If you’ve got a question for one of our experts, you can also post that below as well.

Got a problem? Email Radha with your question now