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    Autism traits increase thoughts of suicide in people with psychosis

    Posted by Eureka alert December 14 2017. Autism traits increase thoughts of suicide in people with psychosis | EurekAlert! Science News This makes some sense to me. I was quite suicidal when younger. I also self harmed. Now I guess I have some signs of mild depression ie hopelessness and...
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    Social phobia linked to autism and schizophrenia

    Posted by university of Swinburne December 11th New Swinburne research shows that people who find social situations difficult tend to have similar brain responses to those with schizophrenia or autism. The research, published in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, found the areas of the brain...
  3. D

    I need help with so much right now..

    im currently dealing with a lot of mental illnesses and I dont know how much more of it I can bare. Im currently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Psychosis, Paranoia, Aspergers and lastly Sensory Interegation Disorder. I know its alot and you probably...
  4. F

    ASD & schizotypal- overlap and differences?

    At my last meeting with the Nurse practitioner at my old address she mentioned autism in relation to things I told her and gave me a sheet about a local autism charity. However she also said that things might be explained by schizotypal. I am wondering what people think about the overlap and...
  5. sjc2015

    Fear of criticism - real or imagined

    Hi folks! How are you today then everyone? Hope you are all doing well. I am in the process of getting a BPD diagnosis from the NHS, otherwise know as borderline personality disorder. the trouble is at the moment I have Asperger Syndrome, and so I have been told that a lot of the traits of...
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    I think I might have Autism, but I'm not sure. Can someone help me, please?

    I think I might have Autism, but I'm not sure. Can someone help me, please? I am watching a Susan Boyle interview and they're talking about how she found out that she has Asperger's Syndrome. And they talk about how she felt like she didn't fit in back in school and had emotional outbursts, and...
  7. W

    I thought I was getting better, but...

    Hello everyone, I'll try to keep this introduction as brief as possible! The root problem of my mental health issues lies with my Asperger's Syndrome, which caused me to develop severe anxiety (as a result of social rejection since my first day at school) which at its worst manifests as...
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    The social ties between autism and schizophrenia

    Written by Daisy Yuhas The social ties between autism and schizophrenia | Spectrum | Autism Research News Some people seem to fit both a psychosis spectrum and an autism spectrum diagnosis.
  9. W

    Feeling completely worthless and friendless.

    I feel like my whole life has been one failure after another, I'm unemployed, I have very few friends and even the ones I do have don't think of me as being particularly close and barely even see me these days so I doubt they're my friends anymore, I have aspergers so tasks that are so simple...
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    Social anxiety and social skills

    Written by Sarah DeWeerdt In autism, social difficulties may set the stage for anxiety | Spectrum | Autism Research News My social skills are regarded as very poor. I have fairly severe SA.
  11. cpuusage

    Do Schizophrenia and Autism Share the Same Root?

    New research suggests the two conditions may be de different outcomes of one genetic syndrome Do Schizophrenia and Autism Share the Same Root? - Scientific American
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    Mental health news this week

    Over half of British employers (54 per cent) have been approached by staff suffering mental ill health - Half of UK workplaces report mental health problems, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) | City A.M. Dusseldorf axe attack: Seven injured after man, 36, with mental...
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    Autism camouflaging and late diagnosis

    While autism is usually diagnosed in childhood, some people remain “off the radar” for a long time and only receive a diagnosis much later. One possible reason is that they have learned socially appropriate behaviours, effectively camouflaging their social difficulties, including maintaining eye...
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    Weight loss tips for Executive Dysfunction

    I am desperate. Among other things, I have high-functioning autism and major depression. I have continued to gain weight steadily over the past 5 or 6 years and it is getting to the point that I cannot ignore it anymore, purely for my health. As is often associated with autism, I struggle with...
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    Skills of Adults with Autism Drive Career Opportunities

    New research finds that adults on the autism spectrum are using their special interests to engage in specific fields of study and determine career paths. Investigators believe the findings continue a shift away from perceiving strong interests as a negative and toward a perspective that...
  16. mischief

    Some useful links and pages

    Some useful links: (information provided by gobrien) Action For Autism, Welcome - Advice, Assistance, Support/Information on Special needs (Autism/Asperger's Syndrome etc), Cambian Group: Provider of children and adult services All Things Autism...
  17. Tired Daisy

    We need an autism section

    Do you think we can have that? I have autism. I've been chatting with a girl who has learning disabilities like me and she is hot... its opened my eyes tho that just because somebody has autism that they can't meet a nice woman and be happy. Some woman who have autism are really nice looking...
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    Gay fetish problem and depression and distress

    I just can't stop the obsessive thoughts about wanting to see and smell men's underwear, I hate being like this, just obsessed with the idea,had it sinceci was six, im now in my forties and no friends , I feel my life is over, there's no future as a gay man with autism, nobody wants to know...
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    Newbie here says Hello from the Americas

    Hello, my name is Sandra (yes, that's my real name... it's allowed. ) I know this is a mental health forum and all, but I'm not so sure that I'm comfortable with revealing everything about myself from the get go. Besides, a little mystery never hurt anyone before, right? :p I live in Europe...
  20. truthistruth

    A life journey with Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar and Autism

    Does anyone here have Schizophrenia AND another mental illness, syndrome or mood disorder? Such as Schizophrenia and Autism, or Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar (Schizoaffective), or Schizophrenia and Down Syndrome, or Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorder (also Schizoaffective), or any other...