1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. cpuusage

    Autism, Antidepressants, and Pregnancy: The Basics

    Autism, Antidepressants, and Pregnancy: The Basics | Mad In America
  7. 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...
  8. cpuusage

    Antidepressants, Pregnancy, and Autism: Really Time to Worry

    Happy Pills?
  9. 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...
  10. bulbie


    Are illnesses on the autism spectrum considered mental illnesses, and thus discussable here?
  11. G

    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...
  12. F

    The social brain

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


    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...
  14. 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...
  15. Akosua

    Anyone here have Asperger's?

    Hi everyone, Firstly, please could we have an Asperger's thread? Even if I don't have it, others might. It seems my entire psychology team have had an epiphany now that I've know them a few months. They think I have Aspereger's Syndrome and if not, I am very close to that end of the spectrum...
  16. G

    Mental health news this week

    The scandal over abuse victim Frances Andrade who suffered from depression and committed suicide after giving evidence in court - Frances Andrade: Save sex victims from legal attack - Alison Phillips - Mirror Online A University graduate has won a legal ruling that a Government back-to-work...
  17. F

    Genes for autism and schizophrenia only active in developing brains

    Genes linked to autism and schizophrenia are only switched on during the early stages of brain development, according to a collaboration between researchers at Imperial College London, the University of Oxford and King's College London. This new study adds to the evidence that autism and...
  18. M


    Don't know what to do anymore. I have 2 kids (one has severe autism) & I'm in constant pain plus depression, anxiety & so much stress. My dr doesn't know why I'm in constant pain & I have an appointment with a specialist but will have to cancel since I have no one to watch my kids & can't afford...
  19. J

    Adult; autism spectrum

    Hello everyone. I may have posted about this before, but for the last year or so I have had my counseling focus more and more on my possibly undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder/asperger's. I'm 23, and have attended therapy since I was about 13. I keep my original diagnoses of OCD and Bipolar...
  20. unwell

    Asperger's Rett CDD and PDD-NOS removed from DSM-V

    Proposed changes to autism definition may mean new diagnoses for people with Asperger's DSM-V proposed revision to Autism Spetrum Disorder...