The nurse is caring for a patient with an autistic disorder. Upon assessment, the nurse records that the child has a labile mood. Which of the following symptoms suggest a labile mood?
•Children with autistic disorders often have a labile mood, which is a fluctuating, uncontrolled experience and expression of emotion.
Other symptoms seen in autistic individuals may include:
• They may also be overly sensitive to sensory stimuli such as light, sound, or tactile sensations.
• An impairment in communication may be seen in both verbal and nonverbal skills. Language may be totally absent. If a child does speak,
• Autistic children may have difficulty naming objects or abnormal speech melody.
• Echolalia, or repeating words or phrases spoken by others, may also be present.