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 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Borderline Personality Disorder - nobody is talking about it

Posted: Yesterday, 5:37 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 473


Yeah, that's a good point. To get any kind of help I had to say she had "emotional regulation issues". There's stigma, too. Mention BPD and nobody wants to know. Once I was basically begging for help from a psychologist and they refused to see her, accusing me of "pathologising" ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it OK to give up?

 Post subject: Re: Is it OK to give up?
Posted: Yesterday, 4:27 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 350


I dunno... If you give up completely you might become marginalised, with no-one seeing you as their friend, but rather as your partner's antisocial and uncaring other. And then if you end up completely reliant on your partner for all your social needs, that might get a bit claustrophobic for one or ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Borderline Personality Disorder - nobody is talking about it

Posted: Yesterday, 4:08 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 473


It's a travesty that kids can't get diagnosed with BPD until they're 18 (or sometimes even 21). If the psychs understood the amount of time one spends in complete anxiety that ones offspring is going to go and kill herself... Are they not aware of (a) the suicide rate amongst BPD sufferers, and (b) ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Depression Could be Lowered if One Eats More Mushrooms

Posted: Yesterday, 3:53 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 382


I believe this.
I've noticed my mood is usually pretty stable after eating mushrooms.
I try to make sure I get some every week, and turn them into pasta sauce. Not bad.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Netflix's Move to Heaven' - Autistic Lead character

Posted: Yesterday, 3:48 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 158


I just binge-watched this series, coz I was in the mood, I guess.
It becomes quite a tear-jerker, and I would have preferred more emphasis on solving the clues and less emotional overload - but I thought the autistic character was portrayed fairly well, as these things go.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How Did You Discover Autism?

Posted: Yesterday, 3:41 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 444


Oh I didn't have a clue for most of my life. There came a point in my forties when AS was causing me so much trouble in my life - difficulty with work, difficulty with parenting, difficulty with relationships etc etc that I just needed to know what was wrong. By then I'd worked out there was some ki...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Burnout episodes and depression

Posted: 02 Oct 2021, 11:11 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 529


"Burnout" is a made up, socio-culturally constructed concept. It doesn't explain anything. It is basically a legitimate sounding placeholder for "this, this and this negative stuff is happening to you, we have no idea why". You are better off individually addressing factors caus...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Burnout episodes and depression

Posted: 01 Oct 2021, 8:01 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 529


Yes, my burnout episodes have been mistaken for depression also. I can tell they're different because they're more episodic and variable than true depression. I tend to have a constant level of anhedonia as well, which confuses the matter further. Anyhow, nowadays I put all the mental health difficu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are we exploitable? Maybe it's just me.

Posted: 01 Oct 2021, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 567


Yep. I'm an expert at being taken advantage of.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why are drugs seen as all bad?

Posted: 26 Sep 2021, 2:20 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,078


because in a disciplinary socjety, undisciplined behaviour is policed by society. we are however moving away from a disciplinary society, in which you need to be punctual for your shift at the assembly line, towards a more disordered society, where there is no fixed shift you could be late for. You...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: China reportedly carrying out Nazi-style experiments

Posted: 26 Sep 2021, 1:53 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 234


Horrifyingly believable.
The current Chinese regime is scarily nationalistic / rascist and are creating a scenario which may well lead to another holocaust.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Rudeness in autistic boyfriend

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 382


I guess my advice would be not to allow his aspergers/autism to excuse him behaving like a jerk. Some of the behaviour you have described, such as telling you how you should dress, is controlling, and should not be tolerated. If the relationship is to continue you need to be firm with him that you h...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 8:03 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 17,293


And here's a summary that makes a lot of sense.
https://www.elemy.com/studio/autism-cau ... ce-in-2020

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 7:46 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 17,293


Hm.
Some interesting graphs in here.
A good reminder that correlation does not equal causation, I guess.

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2016 ... nic-foods/

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 7:27 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 17,293


Or maybe not? Found this review: Relationship between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Pesticides: A Systematic Review of Human and Preclinical Models This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of the available evidence from various sources and evaluates the link between exposure to a wide range of ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 7:20 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 17,293


I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I've seen a few studies which are linking herbicides or pesticides with autism, specifically the more severe (presumably non-hereditary) types. I think this is an area to watch.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 215818.htm
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