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    Anorexia recovery in Autism

    Hi, My name is Abigail McIntosh and I am a Clinical Psychology and Mental Health master's student at Swansea University, under the supervision of Dr Rachael Hunter ([email protected]). The aim of this project is to understand how individuals on the Autism spectrum make sense of their...
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    Autism and crisis recovery

    I wanted to start a thread on autism and sharing experience of crisis - not necessarily to vent but to perhaps provide support through insights and tips. I had a crisis in 2018, no one could understand what I was really experiencing, largely due to maybe to the fact that it felt like I was...
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    Is autism the same as social anxiety disorder?

    When toddlers suffer from symptoms of social anxiety, doctors look for restricted and repetitive behaviors to differentiate between ASD and social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, restricted and repetitive behaviors also occur in people with autistic traits who aren't autistic. That means...
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    My story - How I overcame most of my autism symptoms

    When I first signed up, people requested that I explain the story behind my username and claims I made about autism. Here it is: I was born with autistic traits. I’ve always had a slow processing speed and nonverbal impairments that made me socially awkward and made it harder to understand...
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    Autism recovery story

    Bruno Bettelheim, a psychoanalyst who studied autistic children, wrote in his book "The Empty Fortress" in 1967 that children with classic autism displayed symptoms consistent with parental rejection and claimed he helped them recover from autism through purely psychological intervention. He...
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    Hospital Stories

    Realize that hospital is usually not a great place to be if your a patient. For most people, and especially Aspies. My spouse is finding it difficult in hospital, with people coming and going constantly. The noise associated with hospitals, people touching you, the lack of privacy. Among many...
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    It gets better

    This is kind of a gush, but I'm happy and I want to talk about it: I'm here tonight to say to anyone who's down, depressed, and/or hopeless: contrary to what I once believed, it really does get better. But it doesn't get better on its own; it takes a special kind of hard work, the willingness...
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