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I realize that making posthumous assumptions or suggestions that someone may have been on the spectrum is not valid and is more of a form of entertainment really, but when I watched this video I couldn't help but wonder if Andy Warhol was autistic.
Only after seeing the video and then googling the keywords did I find that I'm not the first one who wondered this and apparently it's been strongly suggested by others.
"According to a paper submitted to the National Autistic Society, many of Warhol's artistic and behavioural traits bear marks of the condition. His social ineptitude, care to use the minimum of words in speech, difficulty recognising friends and obsession with the uniformity of consumer goods are each thought to be clues that Warhol was autistic to some degree.”
Dr. Judith Gould, director of Eliot House, Britain's leading diagnostic centre for autism, was quoted as saying, “It is fascinating how many of the things Warhol did are typical of autism…Asperger syndrome. I...
My name is Camryn! I am a university student and I have been working on a biopsychology project for the past three months. My project has been centered around Autism and other related autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As the last piece of my assignment, I am to take steps to help aid the problem that I have noticed in society, which is the stigmatization of ASDs.
I am a very scientific person, and I wanted to ask the question, "Why, if so many people stigmatize ASDs, does it even still exist in the human genome?" One of the most fundamental and integral laws of nature is the survival of the fittest, and those genes that are passed on to future generations. I have been doing lots of research over the past few months to uncover the biological strength of having an ASD, and while in my readings of peer-reviewed articles, scientific journals, and personal testimonies, I have seen the evidence of the social and emotional challenges that are faced each day by people with an ASD,...
I’m curious to know how others feel about this. I’ve rocked my entire life, but I had absolutely no idea that I was autistic until I was diagnosed about two years ago. When I was a kid, I rocked freely in front of my family—on the couch, on the floor, in the car, in my bed. It wasn’t until I was “junior high school age” that I realized it wasn’t normal. And so from then on, including into adulthood, I became deeply ashamed of it and only did it in secret when I was alone - and of course had absolutely no explanation for or understanding of it.
Have you felt ashamed of your stimming? Did you hide it as a child, and/or do you hide it now? After I was diagnosed with autism, I “came out” to my family and friends about my rocking, and it was an incredible relief. Have you done the same with your family/friends? Have you talked about your stimming? How do you feel about it? Do you accept/embrace it or nay?
Hello, everyone. I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing here but here goes.
I guess I’m wondering if it’s possible I’ve gone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. My mother didn’t believe in mental health and we only ever went to the doctor when it was absolutely needed. I’m a 23yro female, and I’m very socially awkward.
From a young age, I always felt different. I would retreat to be by myself and read A LOT because I felt like I knew I didn’t belong. Other people seemed to always be so close, have everything to talk about with their “best” friends, and it all came so easily to them. I never had a “best” friend even through high school.
I played sports, but i was rarely invited to social gatherings, sat next to on the bus, or reached out to. Kids would pick on me in elementary school until my mom pulled me out and homeschooled me.
I always felt like I didn’t belong. Social interactions, while I navigate through them, are difficult for me. I don’t always know what to do or say or when to...
So these days if l talk to a guy, in his mind, he assumes l am making a play for him. Like social distancing is creating mini-diva men who have decided they maybe drowning but they are choosing to go down with me.
There is one person that l need in my job however, if he isnt there, l just do his job and get the task done. So l chat with him about business and whatever but it doesn't mean l am coming on to you. Why do so many men read casual conversation as a #she must be trying to pick me up# moment. Then l asked a client how he was feeling, and l felt he mistook it that l was trying to pick him up. What gives? l was married 18 years, l don't wander around going - omg- l need to be with a guy. l get so lost in men's logic that of course l had to let loose here.
The guy l asked how he was doing had been stumbling to the door and sat outside with his leg up. I have worked in an assisted living home and l realize things can happen fast. I saw a client fall down and break rib,...
I have a question for the community. Whenever I am eating anything that has a meat entree, and either rice, pasta, or vegetables with it, when I get closer to the end of the meal, I divide up the meat into 4 different pieces and try to divide the noodles, etc. into portions with each piece. These end up being my last 4 bites of the meal. I'm attaching a picture for clarity.
My question is does anyone else do this? I'm thinking it may be due to some OCD or something similar. I've done this my entire life and have been asked about it by my family, but I don't have a reason.
Day after day the causes of psychiatric diseases become less illusive as discoveries and theories and found. However some people notice possible neurological causes and start to question whether certain psychiatric conditions or all of them are actually neurological in nature. This type of debate tends to surround ASD especially. Wikipedia seems to list ASD as both for some reason.
Do you think this separation of psychiatry and neurology is meaningful or arbitrary? Do you think Autism and other mental illnesses are actually neurological brain diseases?
I've been victim to my own rage. I've been bullied and abused my whole life by the police and the justice system, as well as other people who make it their mission to mistreat me. This was all in the past when I was younger. Nowadays, I will occasionally receive a visit from the police because I get into an argument with my family over the past. What's wrong with me? A month or so, I will be fine. A day later, I will get into a rage. I will talk to myself, mumbling to myself cursing myself or other people in my turbulent past. Sometimes, I fall into a rage where my skin starts to course with so much heat and anger that I just lose it. I constantly think about the past, and I get angry. Sometimes, I lose it after months or weeks. I'm afraid that the next time I lose it, the police will come to my apartment and try to tackle me to the ground and taser me or shoot me to death.
What's wrong with me? How do I let go of the past or lose the anger? Help me. Do any of you experience...
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