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autism

  1. C

    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...
  2. F

    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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. A

    People Say I May Be Autistic or a Sociopath

    Recently, a friend was talking about me and had began discussing how I was most likely a sociopath. Then the other friend soon agreed. And later, the second friend's mom said it was probably actually autism. [I was told of this conversation days later by friend 2] I've been informed that...
  8. L

    Can anyone tell me if my brother has a mental health issue?

    My little brother is 11 years old and will be starting secondary school very soon. I'm very worried that his behaviour could attract bullying. He's always been very "badly behaved" and has problems focusing at school. But we've had him tested by the NHS who deny he has a problem. I'll list some...
  9. ThereDone

    Living with Autism

    So I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when I was 5. Often got into trouble as a kid, and I got obese. Fast forward to now, I'm like 24 and I've just exited my first significant "relationship" with some bitch (because that's what she is). I'm one of the big chunks of youths who are...
  10. LittleAmphipod

    Afraid of women and their faces (autism?)

    I'm afraid of their faces, whenever I see a female I think about her attractiveness and compare her to me. I don't always do that immediately, it's become an automatic fear. When I see a woman that I think might be attractive to my boyfriend or to the mass, I immediately spot such a woman and I...
  11. R

    BPD but so many signs of autism..?

    Hey everyone, So I was hospitalized a couple years back and they came to the final conclusion that I have BPD. Before that I was down as bipolar, ADHD, depression, and just generalized anxiety. (Mainly social anxiety.) Anyways what made me to come to the conclusion that maybe I'm autistic is...
  12. cpuusage

    Autism, Antidepressants, and Pregnancy: The Basics

    Autism, Antidepressants, and Pregnancy: The Basics | Mad In America
  13. M

    Tourettes + Autism = ???

    I was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome at a young age, and was placed on the Autistic Spectrum (mild) a couple of years ago. It seems that sometimes, when my tics aren't being too troublesome, the symptoms of the two "conditions" can sort of overlap. Is this perhaps because of the lack of...
  14. cpuusage

    Antidepressants, Pregnancy, and Autism: Really Time to Worry

    Happy Pills? https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/04/antidepressants-pregnancy-autism-really-time-worry/
  15. R

    Please can someone advise?

    I am hoping very much that someone can give me some advice urgently. About seven ago, I was seeing a Consultant Psychiatrist for a very long time on a very regular basis, fortnightly actually. When he retired in March 2008 (only a year later to work privately in exactly in the same hospital...
  16. bulbie

    aspergers

    Are illnesses on the autism spectrum considered mental illnesses, and thus discussable here?
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    Mental health news this week

    Listening Event being run by Birmingham Cross City CCG. 27 June 3.30 – 7.30 pm at Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street - CrossCity Voice event Representatives of the Mental Health Joint Commissioning Team will be holding a stall at this event. The Autism Show expo; Manchester, 28 - 28 June...
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    The social brain

    The Social Brain - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  19. C

    hi

    hi, i'm new i had another account but for some reason i can't remember my password, so i made a new account. sorry if this breaks any rules. i have schizoaffective disorder with generalized anxiety disorder. my brother has bipolar,adhd and autism. my father has schizoaffective disorder like me...
  20. M

    New here and very frustrated.....

    I started my bipolar symptoms when I was around 10 years old, I am now 41 and things are rocky but "medicated".....The frustration is, my 10 year old daughter was just diagnoses with Adolescent Bipolar with tendencies of autism, OCD and tourettes...... I am not sure how to handle her episodes...
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